A paid parking area on Hamdan Street in Abu Dhabi.
Abu Dhabi: Public parking will be free for motorists in Abu Dhabi on the occasion of New Year, the Integrated Transport Centre at the Department of Transport – Abu Dhabi announced in a statement sent on Monday.
The statement clarified that parking will be free between 12:01am on December 31 and 7:59am on January 2.
Transport authorities, however, urged motorists not to violate residential parking rules, which will continue to be in force every day between 9pm and 8am or to block traffic flow.
The New Year holiday will also see all buses operate according to their usual schedules. Only the Abu Dhabi – Al Ain bus will follow a different timetable, with its evening services available every 15 minutes between 1pm and 6pm on December 31.
On the first day of 2018, buses on this route will be available between 2pm and 6pm only.