There’s going to be free parking over the Eid holidays


You might not be passing ‘Go’ or collecting $200, but motorists in Dubai have landed comfortably on ‘Free Parking’ for the beginning of June.

Sorry kids, that was a Monopoly reference. Drivers will be able to park their motors without charge in usually-paid-spaces across Dubai, from Sunday (2nd June) until close of play on Friday (7th June).

The emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced free parking across all paid parking zones in Dubai holidays, apart from multi-storey parking units.

It’s a concession that will leave families and individuals with a few extra dirhams in their pocket to spend on the dizzying spread of Eid celebrations Dubai is putting on this year. Reminder that Eid holidays begin on Sunday for government workers and schools, with private firms taking a break from Monday.

Fireworks. Endorsed by Katy Perry – perfected by Dubai. Few things say ‘Eid Mubarak’ as impressively as the colourful artillery of a UAE firework display – and there’s a gunpowder tonne to choose from this year. Check out our guide to some of the best spots to catch them.

Keep your eye on our ‘Things To Do’ features for a comprehensive round-up of what’s on offer. Many of the activities are free. If you’re considering heading anywhere on public transport, make sure you consult our feature on Eid timetable changes.

Motorists, if you need to fix up your car during the holidays, sorry, but that’ll need to wait. The RTA’s services centres at Al Aded, Qusais, Nad Al Hamar and Muhaisina and Technical Testing Centres will shut from Monday to Friday.


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