As with any other global city, there are many regulations on when and where you can park your rental car. Before you embark on a dream journey in your rental car, it is good to be aware of these regulations.
Broadly, you must know that there are 3 designated areas in Dubai – commercial, non-commercial, and special areas. These are in turn divided into 7 parking zones – A, B, C, D, E, F, and G.
Commercial Areas in Zones A and B
Seasonal parking cards come handy in these zones so you would want to get hold of these cards, which are quite easy to get. Once you park for the first time and get such a card, you can continue using it till it is valid.
Both Zones A and B have specific commercial areas where you can park with ease.
Non-Commercial Areas in Zones C and D
The difference here lies in the fact that it is non-commercial in nature whereby there are particular spots at which you can park. These spots are earmarked with signboards so there is no cause for concern. Just make sure that you park as per the specifications on these signboards.
Special Areas in Zones E, F, and G
These zones pertain to specific prominent areas in Dubai, which include:
- Zone E – The Waterfront Market, which was hitherto the prominent Deira Fish Market of Dubai
- Zone F – The TECOM areas of Dubai
- Zone G – Downtown Dubai
As you might have guessed, these are areas in Dubai which witness major footfall, both pedestrian as well as vehicular. As a result, there are special rules with regard to parking in these places.
Typically, each zone has its own parking code. All you need to do is follow the code and park accordingly; you will be good to go without any hassles.
Additional Important Parking Considerations in Dubai
There are some more important aspects to keep in mind when it comes to parking in Dubai. For instance, most malls offer parking free of cost. So you simply drive into your preferred mall and park with ease. In case of any doubt, you can always be watchful of signs which will confirm free parking.
On streets beyond the zones described above, there are parking meters installed throughout the city. The parking rate will clearly be specified. You simply need to have adequate change for the parking tariff in the form of coins and feed it into the meter, which will duly give you a parking ticket.
Dubai has a very methodical parking structure, as one would expect from a city of its stature. Once you rent a vehicle from us at Speedy Drive, park it as per the abovementioned guidelines for complete peace of mind