UAE: Going for your COVID-19 vaccine? Get a free parking spot or even a free ride!

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Vaccination centre set up at the Dubai International Financial Center DIFC, Dubai Image Credit: AFP

Dubai: As UAE’s authorities continue to push for the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, UAE residents who have not yet gotten the jab can avail of various offers to make their vaccination journey easier.

In May this year, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced free parking spaces for vaccination centres’ visitors in the Emirate. The designated parking spaces are available near the following centres:

• Hor Al Anz Health Centre

• Al Barsha Health Centre

• Al Qusais Health Centre

• Grand Hyatt Hotel Tent

If you are about to get vaccinated and are looking for a parking spot, look out for specific signboards put up by the RTA marking the designated parking lots, where motorists can park for free to access the vaccination centres.

Free rides

Ride-hailing company Uber also announced that customers can avail two free Uber rides, of up to Dh60 each, to and from public vaccination centres in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

The offer is valid from June 22 to July 31 for people of all ages and nationalities.

How to claim the ride:

– Registered customers will receive a URL link via email or SMS from the company. Click on URL link that you receive.

– Tap on ‘Accept voucher’

– Voucher details will appear with the expiration date, areas where you can avail the offer, etc.

– Once you avail the voucher, it will appear in your Wallet in the app.

– Navigate to the rides home screen and enter the pickup and drop-off location for yourself or the person you are booking for. Remember, the trip must start or end at the vaccination centres listed.