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Dh200 fine if you park above two hours in JLT

Visitors parking eight hours and more at risk of having their vehicle towed away

  • By Anjana Kumar, Staff Reporter
  • Published: 20:39 February 20, 2013
  • XPRESS

  • Image Credit: XPRESS/Anjana Kumar
  • Zone of contention: A notice warning of fines if vehicles exceed the parking time limit

Dubai: Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) residents are fuming over new parking rules for visitors.

According to a notice by master-developer Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC), visitors who leave their cars for more than two hours where parking barriers have been activated will be fined Dh200.

Those going to salons or retail areas where services take a longer time can park free up to four hours — but they will have to show a bill with the retailer’s stamp to be exempted.

“Cars parked for more than eight hours will be notified to the police and vehicles may be removed. Violators will be suspended from accessing JLT parking resources and retail parking areas,” the notice reads.

residents miffed

Visitors and residents are upset by the move. “I often visit my friend in the neighbouring JLT tower. Now, not only do I risk a fine, but could also have my car towed away” said an Iranian resident.

“There has never been a dearth of parking here. So why this new move,” said another resident.

DMCC said there is ample free parking at the street level parking and areas between clusters for those looking to stay for over two hours.

“RTA parking meters will not be installed in JLT but a paid parking system will be implemented by year-end in the Concourse level (ground level) parking. Until then, people can park at this level free for only two hours and after this a fine of Dh200 will be applicable. By law, the police can tow cars that violate the parking system,” said a DMCC spokesperson.

So far parking barriers have been activated in 11 JLT clusters.

Comments (7)

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  1. Added 12:08 February 21, 2013

    This makes the others get parking easily.

    Hameed, andhra pradesh, India

  2. Added 10:34 February 21, 2013

    Looks like the Master Developer needs a brain transplant.

    Mark Z....................., Dubai, United Kingdom

  3. Added 10:00 February 21, 2013

    Last weekend we had a friend over, and she got fined Dh200D for staying longer than two hours. First of all, the parking ticket doesn't mention the rate of the fine (we all weren't aware of it that it was this high); secondly DMCC says there is "ample free street level parking and also in areas between the clusters". This is simply NOT true (should our visitors park next to the Metro station?); finally this new rule makes it impossible to host NORMAL social gatherings (meaning longer than 2 hours). We are seriously considering leaving JLT because of this ridiculous rule.

    JLT resident, Dubai, Netherlands

  4. Added 09:39 February 21, 2013

    DMCC will, in time, realise this is a very bad move for them. Businesses and residents will move out. A very short term view by the DMCC. Why can't DMCC concentrate on sorting its security cameras in certain clusters rather than implementing the above policies!

    James, Dubai, United Kingdom

  5. Added 09:22 February 21, 2013

    The RTA must look into this.

    Malang, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

  6. Added 22:07 February 20, 2013

    It's a paradoxical situation where luxury living is getting compliucated in day to today life with no concern for values. We are in a living in a place where the density of population is low when compared to a city like Mumbai in India. This is a point to be taken care of by major developers in Dubai / UAE.

    Sadiq, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

  7. Added 22:04 February 20, 2013

    Pathetic, really pathetic!

    Milad, dubai, United Arab Emirates

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