Abu Dhabi: The Department of Transport in Abu Dhabi has announced the launch of a ‘Mobile Fees Payment’ service for Abu Dhabi motorists that enables them to pay for parking by simply using their mobile phones.

The new service is aimed at offering Abu Dhabi registered vehicles convenient solutions that save time and effort, according to a spokesman for the DoT.

The service allows motorists to pay their parking fees through their etisalat or du mobiles, by sending an SMS to 3009 in the following format: “Vehicle Plate Colour and Category Space Plate Number, Space Parking type [Premium or Standard] space duration in hours,” as in the following example: Red10 1234 P or S 3

Once the message is sent, users will get an SMS response with a parking e-ticket number, highlighting the expiry date and time.

The applicable parking fees are directly debited from the motorists’ mobile phone account, either directly from pre-paid credit or added to the monthly bill.

Only Abu Dhabi registered vehicles can use the service without prior registration.

Vehicles registered in other emirates and interested in mobile fees payment must create an ‘m-Mawaqif’ account.

For more information regarding ‘m-Mawaqif’ and how to create an account, motorists should visit www.mpark.mawaqif.ae.