Sharjah:The Management of Al Majaz Waterfront in Sharjah has announced the application of the paid parking system in an effort to reduce traffic congestions at the emirate’s most popular destination which saw more than two million visitors last year.
In the first phase of the plan, the management will allocate 137 parking at the main entrance of the waterfront as paid parking, out of 1,000 parking spaces designated for visitors in the areas surrounding and opposite to Al Majaz Waterfront.
The new strategy is aimed at dealing with problems resulting from the rapid increase in the number of visitors, provide practical and parking management solutions and curb the misuse of parking spaces designated for visitors to the Waterfront, as well as to increase the number of parking spaces in future.
The management revealed that the parking will be free for the first 30 minutes, and exceeding the 30 minutes the parking fee will be charged at Dh5 per hour. Barriers will be installed in the main entrance, opposite to the mosque, while electronic screens showing the status of parking lots will be available so that visitors will be informed if there are any available parking lots or not, to help avoid visitors the hassle of entering and causing traffic jams.
The management said that the paid parking service has come into effect in the paid areas in Al Majaz waterfront where the new parking meters have already been installed.