There are six toll gates in Dubai: Sheikh Zayed Road, near Mall of the Emirates; Sheikh Zayed Road, near the Safa Park exit; Garhoud Bridge; Al Maktoum Bridge; Al Ittihad Road, near Al Mamzar Bridge; and Beirut Road near Airport Tunnel. If you intend to drive through the toll gates, you must purchase a Salik tag. The tag is attached to your windscreen and is read by radio frequency as you pass any of the toll gates. You’ll be charged Dhs.4 each time you cross a toll gate. If you travel between the two toll gates on Sheikh Zayed Road during one trip (and in the space of an hour) you will only be charged once.
If your tag is out of credit and you fail to recharge it within five days, you will be fined Dhs.50 for each gate you pass through. If you do not have a tag and you cross a toll gate, you have 10 days to purchase a tag before you will receive a Dhs.100 fine – the fine increases by Dhs.100 the next time you offend and Dhs.400 thereafter. Reminder text messages are sent to your mobile when your credit has almost been used up prompting you to top up your account.
- Owner of a vehicle (If renting a vehicle, the Salik tag will be in place, and toll fees will be charged to your account).
- You intend to use any of Dubai’s six toll roads.
What To Bring
- Vehicle registration card and licence plate number.
- UAE driving licence (original and copy)
- Dhs.100 (Dhs.50 Salik credit and a Dhs.50 fee)
- RTA Customer Service Centre or petrol station.
- Submit the application form with the Dhs.100 fee.
- You will receive a welcome pack that will include your tag.
- Fix the tag to your windscreen.
- You can use the toll roads immediately.
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