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UAE Union Day: Free Parking and Festivities Await Residents

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As the UAE gears up to commemorate its 52nd Union Day, residents are enthusiastically preparing to embrace the last long weekend of the year. 

Festivities, discounts, and fireworks are set to mark the public holiday, creating a vibrant atmosphere across the Emirates.

Free Parking Across Emirates:

Authorities have announced a generous gesture for residents by offering free parking in three emirates during the Union Day celebrations. Here are the details for each emirate:

Abu Dhabi:

  • MAWAQiF parking fees will be waived from Saturday, December 2, 2023, until 7.59 am on Tuesday, December 5.
  • Free parking at the Musaffah M-18 truck parking lot is also extended during the official holiday.


  • Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority has declared free public parking from Saturday, December 2, to Monday, December 4, excluding multi-level terminals.
  • Normal parking tariff will resume on Tuesday, December 5, 2023.


  • Sharjah Municipality has joined the initiative, offering free public parking from Saturday, December 2, to Monday, December 4.
  • Regular paid parking services will recommence on Tuesday, December 5.

Discounted Shopping, Fireworks, and More:

In addition to the complimentary parking, residents can anticipate exciting discounts, vibrant fireworks displays, and various freebies during the Union Day celebrations. 

The festive atmosphere is set to create memorable moments for everyone to cherish.

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