How To Pay Parking in Ajman

In the emirate of Ajman, public parking has been completely digitized, meaning you won't find traditional parking meters. Here are the two convenient ways to pay for parking:

Through SMS

  • Simple and quick: This method doesn't require downloading an app.
  • Limited duration: You can only pay your parking fee for a maximum of one hour at a time with this virtual parking permit.
  • Here's how:
    • Compose an SMS with the following format: Plate Source Plate Category Plate Number
    • Send the SMS to the Ajman parking SMS number, 5155.
    • Example: AJM P 12345 Dubai
    • Upon successful payment, you'll receive a confirmation SMS to display as your parking ticket.

Using the MPDA App

  • More flexible: This app allows you to pay for parking durations shorter or longer than one hour.
  • Additional features: Track your parking history and view nearby parking availability.
  • Here's how:
    • Download the MPDA app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
    • Open the app and tap on "Parking services."
    • Choose "regular parking" and select the desired duration.
    • Select "Credit Card" and enter your details. Alternatively, use Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, or Google Pay.
    • You'll receive a confirmation message with the reference number upon successful payment.


  • Always display the confirmation SMS or app notification on your phone's dashboard while parked.
  • Parking fees vary depending on the location and duration. Check the signage in the parking area for specific details.
  • While Ajman's parking system is fully digital, other emirates like Abu Dhabi may still offer parking cards in addition to app and SMS options.