Free parking during Ifar

In a move that will benefit UAE drivers, Dubai's Road and Transport Authority today has announced that drivers of vehicles, registered in other emirates as well as GCC countries.

The UAE drivers can now pay their parking fare directly via SMS, without registering for the service.

Drivers will also get an alert, in case they send an SMS during a public holiday asking them to confirm, if they intend to continue paying for the parking which if paid, during a public holiday, will be carried forward to the next working day.

"These services are aimed to simplify the payment of parking fees via SMS without requiring vehicles registered in other emirates or GCC countries to register for the service," said Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, RTA.

"RTA always seeks to bring happiness to people and develop smart solutions in support of its strategic goals. Such efforts are in line with Dubai government's migration to a smart government to ease the services on offer to the public and render Dubai as a happy environment for residents, visitors and tourists," she further added.