Dubai announces free parking, revises public transport timings

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Parking will be free across most public spaces in Dubai during the upcoming holidays to mark the UAE's 52nd Union Day.

According to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), all paid zones, except for multi-level terminals, will be free of charge from Saturday, December 2 to Monday, December 4. The parking meters will be reactivated on Tuesday, December 5.

The RTA also confirmed that its customer happiness centres will be closed from December 2-4, while vehicle technical inspection services will resume on Monday, December 4, only at five centres (Tasjeel Al Twar, AutoPro Satwa, AutoPro Al Mankhool, Tasjeel Al Awir and Al Yalayis).

There will also be some changes in the timings for public transport services during the holidays.

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