The tags are available in 287 outlets in Dubai including 180 Emarat petrol stations, 70 Eppco/Enoc stations, and 37 branches of Dubai Islamic Bank.
Motorists using toll gates on Garhoud Bridge and near Mall of the Emirates on Shaikh Zayed, must paste Salik tags on car windscreens.
The welcome kit costs Dh100 including Dh50 fee to open the account and the rest as credit. Motorists will need to give photocopies of their car registration to register and obtain the kit.
Once the toll gates are activated, Dh4 will be deducted from the credit every time a motorist crosses a gate.
- Starting off from the Deira and Hor Al Anz area, this route will take you through Shindagha tunnel, passing through Al Mina and ending up in Al Diyafah. At this point, you can either take Al Wasl Road or Jumeirah Beach road. This route will take you straight to Dubai Marina avoiding the Salik toll gate, or you can take Al Diyafah Road to get onto Shaikh Zayed Road.
- Coming from Sharjah on the Dubai-Sharjah highway, this route will take you to Maktoum Bridge by way of Al Ittihad, direct to Shaikh Zayed Road. Alternatively, you could take the floating bridge which will connect you through Oud Metha and rejoin Shaikh Zayed Road. You can then take a right straight to Madinat Jumeirah on the fourth interchange. (The floating bridge will be complete in July.)
- Coming from Sharjah by way of Al Qusais, you take the Dubai Airport Tunnel and go straight through Festival City and over Business Bay Bridge. This will take you to Zabeel Road and connects you to Shaikh Zayed Road at the first interchange. You can take a right at the fourth interchange to Madinat Jumeirah or alternatively, you can take the third interchange and get onto Al Wasl Road.
- The third alternative route coming from Sharjah is by Emirates Road, all the way through until you get to the Arabian Ranches, after which you take the next right straight to Al Barsha. Just behind the Mall of the Emirates, you can turn left to Al Mafraq Road, that links up to Shaikh Zayed Road, allowing you to avoid both Salik toll gates.
- From the areas of Mirdiff and Al Rashidiya, one can take a short ride on Emirates road and turn right to Ras Al Khor road and join Shaikh Zayed Road via the third or fourth interchange. You can either take Shaikh Zayed Road or go across to Al Wasl Road or onto Jumeirah Beach Road.
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FAQ SALIK Dubai toll road
How the Dubai toll works
|What is a Salik tag?
A Salik tag is a sticker with an electronic chip readable
by scanners installed at the toll gates using Radio Frequency Identification technology. It works in all weather conditions and speeds, and provides accurate and reliable identification of your vehicle.Where can I buy a Salik tag?
You can buy a Salik tag and open a Salik account at all branches of Dubai Islamic Bank and Emirates Bank in addition to Epco, Enoc and Emarat petrol stations in Dubai.
How does Salik work?
Where are the toll gates located and how much is the toll fee?
What is your Salik account?
How do I open a Salik account?
Do I need to fill out an application form?
What happens if I do not have a Salik tag but use toll gates? Ideally, you should get and install a tag prior to travelling through the Salik zones or take an alternate route to avoid fines. You will be fined Dh100 for not having a Salik tag. But there is no need to panic, as you can still have your fine waived if you open a Salik account and affix a Salik tag within two days of committing the violation.
What happens if I don’t have enough credit in my account?
Can I drive through the toll zone immediately after buying a tag?
Will I have a separate account for every tag?
What if I damage or lose my tag?
Someone else was driving my car at the time of violation. Do I have to pay?
How do I manage my Salik account?
Are there any off or peak hours?
What if I sell my vehicle?
Who is exempt from toll charges?
What if I have more than one vehicle?
Is there a maximum amount that can be charged in a day?
What happens if I get a fine for not having enough credit in my account?
What If I am driving to Dubai from other emirates or other countries and do not have a Salik tag?
What if my company has many vehicles?
Will passengers in taxis pay the toll?
What happens if you drive a rental car?
Can I use sections of the road between the toll gates without being charged the Dh4?
How long can I use the credit in my Salik account?
Call centre and website
Two-wheelers not exempt from Salik
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has stated that motor-cycles are not exempt from the toll fees. Riders should paste the tags on the motor-cycle’s front windshield, if there is one. If not, riders should subscribe in the same way as motorists and cameras at the toll gates will scan the bike’s registration number and deduct the fees accordingly. The authority has also advised motorists to go through the details attached with Salik welcome kit and read the instructions to install the tag on the car windshield. For further assistance, check out web site www.salik.ae or call 800-72545.Source:khaleejtimes.com