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Khaleej Times , Wednesday Aug 8, 2018 | Zul Qaadah 26, 1439

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 ladies.

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 parking.

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.

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