Complete Guide to RTA Parking Fees in Dubai

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The Road and Transportation Authority recently reviewed and rearranged the parking systems in an attempt to simplify the Parking Fee payment in Dubai. The RTA Parking Fees can be paid on a pay-as-you-go basis or with long-term seasonal cards.

As great as the new system is, it’s still easy to get caught short. Luckily, Autodrift.ae have put together this, the Dubai RTA Car Park Guide. This should help you understand zones, charges and times so you’re not caught with your roof down in the rain.

RTA Parking Zone A

Zone A covers roadside parking in the designated commercial areas. The RTA card for zone A can also be used for zone B, C and D. Parking times are from 8am – 10pm with no break between 1pm – 4pm.

The RTA parking charges for Commercial Zone A are as follows:-

  • 0.5 hours – AED 2
  • 1 hours – AED 4
  • 2 hours – AED 8
  • 3hours – AED 12
  • 4 hours – AED 16

Zone A is comprised of Deira – Abu Hail, Hor Al Anz, Al Baraha, Al Muteena, Al Khabaisi, Al Muraqqabat, Riqqa Al Buteen, Port Saeed, Al Riqqa, Naif, Ayal Nasir, Deira Fish Market, Al Ras and Al Buteen.

On the Bur Dubai side, areas like Al Shindagha, Al Souq Al Kabeer, Al Hamriya, Umm Hurair 1,2, Oud Metha, Al Karama, Al Mankhool, Al Raffa, Al Hudaiba, Al Kifaf, 2nd December street, and the sector between Dubai World Trade Centre and Interchange One on Shaikh Zayed Road.

Jumeirah Beach Residence and the JBR Walk, 308th street and Al Saada street, parallel to Shaikh Zayed Road between Dubai World Trade Centre and Interchange One complete Zone A.

RTA Parking Zone B

This Zone covers the rest of Dubai.

The car parks of the commercial area make up Zone B. Holders of Zone B seasonal permits may also park in Zone D. Parking times are from 8am – 10pm with no break between 1pm – 4pm.

  • 1 hours – AED 3
  • 2 hours – AED 6
  • 3hours – AED 8
  • 4 hours – AED 12
  • 5 hours – AED 15
  • 24 hours – AED 20

RTA Parking Zone C

Signboard mark out Zone C which mainly comprises of roadside parking in residential areas. Your Dubai RTA parking card also cover Zone C. Parking times are from 8am – 10pm with no break between 1pm – 4pm.

  • 1 hour – AED 2
  • 2 hours – AED 5
  • 3 hours – AED 8
  • 4 hours – AED 11

RTA Parking Zone D

Defined as the non-commercial area Zone D is one of the cheapest parking zones. Residential areas such as Al Quais and Al Nahda. Parking times are from 8am – 10pm with no break between 1pm – 4pm.

  • 1 hour – AED 2
  • 2 hours – AED 4
  • 3 hours – AED 5
  • 24 hours – AED 7

Special Zone E

The Waterfront Market (Deira Fish Market) makes up the main stretch of Zone E. This includes the markets underground and public parking spots, the underground parking however, is free. The public spots are payable through the RTA cards. Parking times are from 8am – 11pm with no break between 1pm – 4pm.

  • 1 hour – AED 2
  • 2 hours – AED 5

Special Zone F

The dedicated parking spots in the Tecom areas are classed as Zone F. Parking times are from 8am – 6pm with no break between 1pm – 4pm.

  • 1 hour – AED 2
  • 2 hours – AED 5
  • 3 hours – AED 8
  • 4 hours – AED 11

Special Zone G

Zone G covers paid parking spots in Downtown Dubai. Parking times are from 8am – 10pm with no break between 1pm – 4pm.

  • 1 hour – AED 4
  • 2 hours – AED 8
  • 3 hours – AED 12
  • 4 hours – AED 16

Specialized Parking Spots

Outside of the parking zones some areas have their own designated spots and specialized rules. JLT parking is covered by RTA as well as DMCC and RTA Parking Fees vary in these zones.

RTA Parking Fees Payment

The easiest way to pay for your parking through mParking or the RTA Dubai app. There are of course coin operated machines dotted around the city which require exact change and a ticket displayed clearly in your window.

Many parking machines now utilize NFC (Near Field Communication) for contactless payments from your mobile phone. Bankcards with RFID will also work on many of the pay points.

You can also use the mParking service via text message. Text the number on the parking notice and follow the instructions which will require area code, registration plate details and duration of stay.

For more information on parking around Dubai you can visit the RTA website

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