Driver’s painful parking capers in the capital
I read the 7DAYS cover on Feb 18 ‘Parking Fraud Earns Driver a Ticket Home’ with interest. My recent experience with parking in the capital has left a bad taste.
I was running a little late after a traffic jam and trying to navigate the streets with no names. I found a space then tried to pay for two hours of parking time.
Out of the six coins I had only two worked. The rest were just spat back out of the machine. Another machine, same result. So I used the two coins to buy one hour and left a nice note explaining the situation and the four coins on the windscreen - hoping an inspector would understand that I was actually willing to pay for the parking.
However, when I returned there was a penalty notice right next to my note and the coins. Perhaps there is a ploy to have machines not accept coins. The revenue from infringements is far more lucrative.
Dubai Driver, Dubai