UAE Nationals to get free parking permits

Dubai Parking MeterAs insurgency is in the air of Arab world, UAE government is doing its best to keep the nationals calm and not getting excited about change.

Recently, RTA announced that UAE nationals who own properties within current paid parking zones in Dubai are to be given free permits.

The RTA said it has developed a parking fee exemption system (L category) for Emiratis who would be allocated free parking permits depending on the size of the property they own.

One permit would be issued to the occupant of a one- bedroom flat or studio, two permits would be issued for a two-bedroom flat and so one.

A further parking schemes will see Emiratis who live in villas and houses in high parking-occupancy areas being given the opportunity to book a parking slot near their house.

The parking space will be marked with a yellow frame and the number of the property will be written inside it.


A V-category permit will be issued and has to be displayed inside the vehicle occupying the parking space.

A statement from the RTA said applicants for a V-category permit must be a UAE national who lives in a house or villa only (not an apartment) located in a high parking-occupancy residential area.

Applicants for L category free parking permits must also be UAE nationals living in the vicinity of the paid parking zones in Dubai.


From: Arabian Business

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2 Responses to UAE Nationals to get free parking permits

  1. Dubai Dude May 8, 2011 at 2:12 am #

    @Salma: I agree with you on the fact that most of the expats in UAE are enjoying way better lifestyle and standard of living that what they possibly could have back home. However, their contribution in the development of UAE should also be taken into account.

    Having said that, UAE is still by far the best place to live in the GCC.

  2. Salma Massoud May 7, 2011 at 11:17 pm #

    I think this is a great initiative. I am not local and hence I will not get anything out of it, yet I think it is great. Some people complain because expats pay more than locals on electricty and water, etc.. I find it absolutely fine and I say I wish they treat us that well in our own countries. Also in the end of the day, if we all do not find that we are living a better life here than in our countries, then we wouldnt be here. Not meaning to offend anyone, but I hope the comparisons stop and we should be happy that some country rulers actually respect their citizens and go beyond what is required to make them happy!

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