How can car park charge Dhs200 for over­stay­ing?

7 Days in Dubai - - EVENTS -

On a Thurs­day night and af­ter vis­it­ing my cousin in JLT, af­ter spend­ing a lit­tle over three hours at her place I exit the park­ing that is ad­ja­cent to the build­ing to be bomb­shelled with the news; I have to pay AED 200 to be able to exit as I ex­ceeded the three hours free park­ing time. I stayed 3hrs. 20min. I will not de­scribe the rest of the ex­pe­ri­ence but I can tell you ‘I LOST IT’!! It was per­haps my mis­take for not read­ing the board at the en­trance yet still where in the world would you be charged AED 200 for ad­di­tional 20 min­utes! I was left for an hour with a kid in the car not per­mit­ted to exit. I con­tacted the po­lice as I felt shack­led by fees a greedy per­son de­cides to force on peo­ple! The po­lice un­for­tu­nately had noth­ing in hand as the clause is men­tioned on the board. This be­haviour and ex­pe­ri­ences of greedy park­ing own­ers and land­lords is un­for­tu­nately mak­ing this place very hos­tile and not the Dubai I came to know in the past decade. I de­cided to write this let­ter days af­ter the in­ci­dent just be­cause I came to know many peo­ple have ex­pe­ri­enced this mat­ter with some only ex­ceed­ing three min­utes over three hours. I hope 7DAYS will pub­lish this let­ter and maybe a law will be im­ple­mented to put a cap on the penalty fee! Sarah S Dubai

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UAE

© PressReader. All rights reserved.