Free parking in JLT is about to come to an end. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and DMCC have signed an agreement that calls for managing and operating car parks for JLT visitors. This means that JLT parking will no longer be free. The introduction of paid parking will happen in two stages, with the first stage happening by the end of 2017. Read on for information on JLT parking prices and timings…
JLT Parking Agreement
According to the agreement, the introduction of paid parking in JLT will happen as follows:
Stage one: By the end of 2017, there will be 1936 parking slots classified into different zones.
Stage two: By 2020, there will be about 460 parking slots will be provided.
According to Eng. Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, there will be no seasonal parking permits for this area as residential parking is provided within the apartment blocks.
Parking prices in JLT and Timings
- Timings for the paid parking in JLT will be from 8am to 10pm, from Saturday to Thursday
- The price will be AED 4 per hour for parking slots at the entrance of blocks as well as roadside parking spaces
- Premium parking will be provided at a rate of AED 10 for a maximum of 3 hours
- Payment of parking fees in JLT will be via text messages and the RTA Dubai app
The aim of the new parking agreement is to steamline parking in an area with high occupancy. Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency said: “Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in today’s world, and Jumeirah Lakes Towers is one of its most exciting and busiest districts. Providing smart, efficient and high quality solutions for the people of Dubai has been high on the government’s agenda. We look forward to working with DMCC to enhance the overall community experience, and making mobility across the JLT district easier and smoother.”
Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC, said, “Jumeirah Lakes Towers is a vibrant community, where over 92,500 people live and work every day. As a master developer of the community, we continuously seek to provide new solutions that will make everyday life in JLT more convenient and efficient for everyone. We are pleased to collaborate with the RTA to roll out the latest in technology with this new smart parking scheme in our community, another next step in line with our Smart District strategy for JLT.”