Imams and Muezzins Can Now Reserve Parking Spaces at Mosques in Dubai; Here's How

Imams and Muezzins Can Now Reserve Parking Spaces at Mosques in Dubai; Here's How

In bustling Dubai, especially during peak times, finding parking can be challenging. On Fridays, mosques often fill up, complicating parking for worshippers. Fortunately, imams and muezzins can now request reserved parking spaces at mosques, easing the burden for those attending prayers and paying their respects.

Required documents

Before you apply for a reservation permit, make sure your requirements are ready. You need to prepare:

  • A letter from the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities (DIACA) or from the mosque owner or sponsor. The letter has to be addressed to the Parking Administration to request the reservation.
  • Mulkiya/Vehicle registration. Make sure that the vehicle is registered in your name, or one of your first or second degree relatives.

Apply through RTA website

  • Log in to RTA website
  • Select 'Apply for Reserving a Parking for a Mosque'
  • Click 'Apply Now'
  • Select 'Reserving a Parking for a Mosque'
  • Fill in the details and upload the required documents
  • Wait for application status via text message

Once the application is approved, you can check your virtual permit details through the website.

Go to Customer Happiness Centres

  • Submit the required documents at the centre.
  • Wait for application status through SMS

Once approved, you will get your parking permit card.

Reservation permit validity

The parking reservation permit is valid for one year and can be renewed. It allows for reserving parking spaces at mosques, particularly on busy days like Friday. Additionally, permit holders can lend it to their first or second-degree relatives for parking convenience.

Terms and conditions

Applicants must be Dubai residents to apply. Only one parking space per imam and muezzin may be reserved. For private mosques, sponsorship must be under the mosque's sponsor or the developer. The permit does not apply to already reserved parking spaces.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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