If you’re still paying for parking with pennies, it’s time to switch to mParking, Dubai’s automated SMS service for paying parking tickets. This Dubai parking SMS system has a pre-determined structure and is a convenient solution to avoid parking charges in the city!
What Is mParking?
The Roads And Transport Authority (RTA) offers mParking, an e-service that allows motorists to pay for paid parking in Dubai by sending an SMS message from their phone. It is the most practical and straightforward method of paying for parking tickets in Dubai.
How to Pay Car Parking by SMS in Dubai?
Using mParking, paying for parking tickets in Dubai via SMS is a straightforward two-step process.
Step One: Create the Message
To use the Dubai Parking SMS system, first, create a new message on your phone and add the number 7275 (PARK) to the senders’ address. The official number for paying your Dubai parking fee through SMS is 7275.
After that, you can write the SMS in the following way. It’s essential to do this right if you want to pay for parking tickets in Dubai.
- <Plate No.><space><Zone No.><space><Duration>
If you’re in Parking Zone A and want to put a half-hour ticket on the board, use the 1/2 format. A12345 317C 1/2, for example. Other forms to consider are.5,.50, 0.5, 0.50, 30,30mins, 30mins, 30minutes, and 30minutes. In Dubai, half-hour parking is exclusively available in Zone A.
Prefix the emirate/country code to the existing Dubai SMS format for parking for vehicles that are not registered in Dubai, i.e. cars with Sharjah or Abu Dhabi number plates.
- <Emirate/Country code><space><Plate No.><space><Zone No.><space><Duration>
Step 2: Send the SMS and Get Your Confirmation Message
Simply press the send button once you’ve finished writing your message. After that, you’ll get a confirmation SMS saying whether or not the transaction was completed. You must have enough call time/SMS balance on your phone for the transaction to be completed.
The parking payments will be deducted by the Dubai SMS parking service based on the cost per hour of that specific parking zone. This page on Dubai RTA parking costs will assist you in determining the cost of each parking zone. In addition to the parking zone price, an AED 0.30 SMS fee will be charged to use the parking service in Dubai.
Drivers who want to avoid the extra AED 0.30 penalty can use the RTA’s Smart Application’s built-in payment system.