Don't buck the Mawaqif

Old Feb 9th 2011, 9:54 am
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Default Don't buck the Mawaqif

There's a small side road beside PJs bar in AD, usually parked both sides. No clear indication that its a no-parking area, but I guess fairly obvious since there's the black and blue Mawaqif bays nearby. Left my car there overnight last night, being a responsible no-drink-and-drive kind of guy. Plenty of other cars there, thought it would be ok.

AED 500 fine. Ouch.

Not looking for sympathy. Should've bought a Mawaqif ticket and let it overrun: AED 100 according to the link.

http://www.mawaqif.ae/parking_violations_en.html
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
There's a small side road beside PJs bar in AD, usually parked both sides. No clear indication that its a no-parking area, but I guess fairly obvious since there's the black and blue Mawaqif bays nearby. Left my car there overnight last night, being a responsible no-drink-and-drive kind of guy. Plenty of other cars there, thought it would be ok.

AED 500 fine. Ouch.

Not looking for sympathy. Should've bought a Mawaqif ticket and let it overrun: AED 100 according to the link.

http://www.mawaqif.ae/parking_violations_en.html
I have been caught in exactly the same place. Lunch in the Ally Pally that day cost over 600 AED all in.
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Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse View Post
I have been caught in exactly the same place. Lunch in the Ally Pally that day cost over 600 AED all in.
Thanks for letting me know...
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Originally Posted by Bahtatboy View Post
Thanks for letting me know...
Yup, sorry. For what it's worth, I also got a fine last week for parking on the sand at the DIFC. Don't let any part of the car hang over the pavement is the lesson.

Thankfully, today, I have finally received my space in the underground car park so that should be the last of them.
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Default Re: Don't buck the Mawaqif

This thread inspired me to check my plate digits online to see if there are any outstanding fines. So far I haven't received any of the dreaded SMS notifying of a fine since early 2010 when I got one for not wearing a seatbelt (600 AED).



600 AED fine from 6 November in Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Wonder what I did since I rarely, if ever, speed.

Lesson: never go to Al Ain.
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Originally Posted by Ethos83 View Post
This thread inspired me to check my plate digits online to see if there are any outstanding fines. So far I haven't received any of the dreaded SMS notifying of a fine since early 2010 when I got one for not wearing a seatbelt (600 AED).



600 AED fine from 6 November in Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Wonder what I did since I rarely, if ever, speed.

Lesson: never go to Al Ain.
you wimp.

I've been in Dubai 5 months... in that period we have obtained:

1) Using mobile phone: 200 AED
2) Speeding: 600 AED
3) Parking: 200 AED
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37 months in DXB:

2 x parking tickets (150 AED each)

1 x failure to wear seatbelt (600 AED

1 x (presumably) speeding ticket (600 AED).

Works out to 40 AED per month. Remind me to add that to the Pajero running costs spreadsheet.

Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse View Post
you wimp.

I've been in Dubai 5 months... in that period we have obtained:

1) Using mobile phone: 200 AED
2) Speeding: 600 AED
3) Parking: 200 AED
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You're all pussies.

Girl in my office racked up 37,500 in eight months - she did wonder why no-one fixed the bright flashing light on the road near her house apparently...
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Originally Posted by Ethos83 View Post
This thread inspired me to check my plate digits online to see if there are any outstanding fines. So far I haven't received any of the dreaded SMS notifying of a fine since early 2010 when I got one for not wearing a seatbelt (600 AED).



600 AED fine from 6 November in Abu Dhabi Emirate.

Wonder what I did since I rarely, if ever, speed.

Lesson: never go to Al Ain.
Could you post link, please?
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http://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae/dp/eng...g=1&isEng=true

Tell us the bad news.

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Could you post link, please?
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Think I must've been hit with the stupid stick--can't find the relevant bit in the site. Doh. And presumably it only records Dubai fines, and I'll have to got to Abu Dhabi Police site for the ones in Abu Dhabi.
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Whoa, zilch in AD. That anti-reflective spray must be working.
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Think I must've been hit with the stupid stick--can't find the relevant bit in the site. Doh. And presumably it only records Dubai fines, and I'll have to got to Abu Dhabi Police site for the ones in Abu Dhabi.
it should record both - however, I find it best to check both as sometimes some are missing.
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Ok, got there eventually. Zilch in Dubai, too. It won't last.
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Originally Posted by EmiratesMillhouse View Post
it should record both - however, I find it best to check both as sometimes some are missing.
balls. I've only been checking the Dubai one (2 - 1,200dhs total), just checked the Abu Dhabi one and there is another 10 - 6,200dhs

FFS!
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