The need-to-know for the new Abu Dhabi toll, now in service

Here’s some great news for motorists travelling in and out of Abu Dhabi in 2020.

And Dubai drivers take note, this also applies to Dubai-registered vehicles using Abu Dhabi roads. And Salik doesn’t cover it.

The government revealed on Sunday that the new toll gates will now only charge motorists during rush hour.

What are times will you be charged? 

Peak times are 7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm, Saturday to Thursday.

What are the charges?

Peak time charges will total AED 4 each time you pass through the gates, with a daily maximum charge of AED 16 .

There will be no charges during the weekend and public holidays.

Will I need to register my vehicle?

Yes, you will need to register your vehicle and should have done it by now. Once you have registered you can add credit to your account.

To set up an account, go to the government website account

Abu Dhabi motorists whose vehicles are registered in the emirate will be automatically added to the system and receive log in details via a text message.

And don’t forget, if you are not registered you could face fines up to AED 10,000.

Motorists whose vehicles are registered outside the emirate will need to also log on to the same government website to complete their registration. The fee for this is AED 100 registration fee, but half of that – AED 50 includes a credit balance.

The initial launch date in late 2019 was put back to 2nd January 2020 (that’s today, folks) by the Department of Transport. This was to give motorists more time to register their vehicles and open an account.

The toll gates are located on Sheik Zayed Bridge, Sheik Khalifa bib Zayed Bridge, Al Maqtaa Bridge and Mussafah Bridge.

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