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Deira Dubai’s car park to shut for most of February

By Majorie van Leijen

The old multi-level car park in Al Sabkha, in Dubai’s Deira district, will be closed for nearly the whole month in February, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced.

“The RTA announces a complete temporary closure of the old multi-level car parks in Deira effective Saturday [2-02-2014] until Wednesday [26-02-2014] due to the maintenance and renovation of this utility so as to ensure a better service and raise customer satisfaction,” the statement reads.

During the closure, road users may park in the new car park, which is positioned behind the old facility and offers 470 parking slots.

Further, the area is served by several public transportation options, points out Adel al Marzouki, Director of Parking at the RTA. “There is a bus station right next to the car park and we have Dubai Metro in the area, with the stations Banyas Square and Al Ras. These options are all within a 100 meter radius from the car park.

“We encourage the use of public transportation. But if people like to come by car, the new car park is available,” he added.

Al Sabkha is located in the heart of Old Dubai, and therefore is one of the busiest neighbourhoods in the area. The place is traditionally known for its parking problem, which led Dubai Municipality to build the new car park in 2006.