If you have an electric car, you can park for free anywhere in Dubai!
Yes you read it right! Free parking in Dubai! However, unfortunately not everyone will be eligible for free parking.
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has confirmed that those who drive electric cars will be exempt from paying public parking fees for two years – this was implemented on July 1, 2020.
However, there is a catch. In order to be able to reap the benefits of free parking, your car must be registered in Dubai. But remember!! Electric cars registered in other emirates will still have to pay parking fees in Dubai.
It was confirmed by the RTA that there are currently an estimated 1,803 electric cars which are registered in Dubai.
If you are one of those few, you’re automatically exempt from fees, so there’s no need to register your details anywhere else.
This initiative, according to Maitha bin Adai, the CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency at RTA, is to support Dubai’s Green Mobility Strategy.