Khaleej Times , Wednesday Aug
8, 2018 | Zul Qaadah
Women asked to use
'female-only' parking space in Abu Dhabi
The Department of Municipal Affairs and
Transport (DMAT) has advised women drivers to use the pink parking bays for
The parking bays are assorted with pink signage
in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. DMAT has decided to assign these parking to ladies
only as to maintain the woman's privacy and assisting her on the search for
In 2016, DMAT had installed 182 parking bays
for ladies in different areas as follows: 26 bays behind Liwa Center, 18 bays in
Corniche area, 28 bays behind Zakher Hotel, 18 bays behind Health Authority, 26
bays on Liwa Street, 25 bays behind Al Noor Hospital and 41 bays in Al Dana area
behind Abu Dhabi Tawteen Council.
Parking bays on multi-storey buildings in Abu
Dhabi offer variety of services in which contribute in the public safety and
comfort. It has also some techniques that facilitate stopping the vehicles as
vacant bays have green lights while red lights indicate busy ones.
In addition, there has been some bays that are
dedicated for people with special needs next to the entrances of the buildings
to assist in their movements. Moreover, environmental-friendly techniques are
used as well in order to decrease the electricity usage.