Muscat Municipality has said that parking meter devices will be removed from a number of locations in the city, starting November 1.
Vehicle owners should instead use online or mobile services to book and pay parking charges. Parking meters will be removed from the Central Business District (CBD), Ruwi Market, Al Fursan Street, Muttrah Souq, and Al Bahri Street.
Motorists can book for parking by sending an SMS with their car plate details to 90091. The user will receive a text message stating the reservation confirmation and including the ticket number, car number and code, and time.
If the user wants to extend the time, he only has to send another message to 90091 and follow the same steps.