Coronavirus: free parking in Dubai for two weeks

The decision supports the national disinfection programme

Parking will be free in Dubai from March 31 until April 13. Courtesy - Dubai Media Office
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Update: Free parking in Dubai has been extended until April 25

Parking will be free in Dubai for the next two weeks as the government encourages residents to stay home amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The emirate's Roads and Transport Authority announced the suspension of paid parking from Wednesday until April 13.

This also applies to multi storey parking in the city.

The decision also supports the national disinfection programme of the Ministry of Health and Prevention and the Ministry of Interior.

The move comes after Abu Dhabi announced free parking on March 29 for three weeks.

The UAE government has introduced a series of measures to control the coronavirus outbreak.

It comes after a disinfection campaign began on Thursday and will last until April 4.

The sterilisation operation is being carried out daily across the country from 8pm to 6am, during which no one is allowed to leave their homes unless it is essential.

Those who do not adhere to the rules will be fined.