Free parking in Abu Dhabi for New Year's Day

Good news for motorists hoping to get around the city on January 1

Free parking in Abu Dhabi for New Year's Day

Motorists in Abu Dhabi will kick off 2019 with some welcome good news.

Abu Dhabi officials have announced there will be free parking across the city on January 1, New Year's Day.

The generous move will come into effect at 12.01 on January 1 and end at 7.59am on January 2.

The first day of the new year has been announced as a public holiday, so some of us will be using the day to relax or to indulge in some retail therapy.

If you're looking to splash the cash on your post-Christmas must-haves, you'll probably want to take advantage of the new six-week sales bonanza in the capital.

Retail Abu Dhabi began on December 26 and continues all the way until February 5 as part of a new annual promotion launched by The Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

Some 18 malls across the city are taking part, with discounts of up to 90 percent and a string of great prizes on offer.

For example, shoppers can win a mega Dhs500,000 grand prize at Yas Mall or an exotic holiday at The Mall at World Trade Center Abu Dhabi

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