Salik and Tax

Salik is Dubai's automatic road toll collection system.

Salik won't waste your time
Salik is a free flowing system, so you don't need to stop your car at any point on a Dubai highway and manually pay a road toll to someone sitting at a toll booth: you can travel freely, at normal highway speeds. There are no toll booths, barriers or physical gates, so you drive straight through the tolling gate. (Salik means "open" or "clear" in Arabic - for good reason).

You don't need to have cash with you
Each time your vehicle passes through a Salik toll point, a toll of AED 4 is automatically deducted from your prepaid Salik toll account - it's that simple.

What you need to do
First, you need to stick a Salik sticker tag to the windshield of your car . The sticker is linked to your prepaid Salik account . All you need to do is install the tag and make sure your prepaid account has enough money in it to cover your Salik charges. The rest happens automatically.

How your Salik toll is automatically paid
Each time you drive through a Salik toll gate, Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology detects your vehicle and scans your Salik sticker tag. The toll of AED 4 is automatically deducted from your prepaid toll account.

Keep driving at normal highway speeds
You don't need to stop or even slow down when you pass through a Salik toll gate. Salik is a cleverly designed, free flow tolling system that works automatically - so you never get stuck at a toll booth, barrier or gate on a Dubai highway.

    Know where the toll gates are
  • Al Safa (Sheikh Zayed Road)
  • Al Barsha (Sheikh Zayed Road)
  • Al Garhoud Bridge (Sheikh Rashid Road)
  • Al Maktoum Bridge (Umm Hurair Road)
  • Al Mamzar (Al Ittihad Road)
  • Airport Tunnel (Beirut Street).

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