Paid parking has been introduced to new areas in Abu Dhabi. Standard parking will cost Dh2 per hour or Dh15 per day. Kerb stones of regular slots are painted in turquoise and black. Image Credit: AHMED KUTTY/Gulf News

Abu Dhabi: Paid parking will be extended to four new areas of the capital from June 10, a spokesman for the Abu Dhabi Department of Transport said.

The new zones will together open up 3,030 parking spaces to residents. Of these, sector W13-01 is the area encompassed between Al Manhal Palace from the north, Hazza Bin Zayed Street to the south, Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street (or Airport Road) from the east, and Al Karamah Street to the west. It will offer 263 parking spaces.

Sector W12 is located between Corniche Street to the north, Zayed The First Street to the south, Sultan Bin Zayed Street to the east and 6th Street to the west, with a total of 672 parking spaces open to the public.

Sector W38 is adjacent to sector W12 and is located between 5th Street to the north, Zayed The First street to the south, and 6th Street to the east, and Khalidiya police station to the west. It will bring along 334 paid parking spaces.

Sector E22 is located between Shaikh Mohammad Bin Khalifa Street to the north, Al Jazira Street to the south, Muroor Road to the east and Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street ‘Airport Road' to the west. This sector will account for 1,761 spaces.

Timings and charges

Parking management services will apply in these areas from 8am to 10pm, Saturday to Thursday. The charges will be Dh3 per hour for premium parking. These slots will have their kerb stones painted in turquoise and white to help distinguish them from regular slots. Paking will be allowed in these spaces for a maximum duration of 4 hours.

Standard parking will cost Dh2 per hour or Dh15 per day. Kerb stones of regular slots are painted in turquoise and black.

Parking is free on official holidays but vehicles parked illegally will be fined without taking into account the time of violation.

Timings, rules and regulations of the service provider Mawaqif are posted on signs in each sector. The signs also display general information and instructions relating to Mawaqif.