The Abu Dhabi Department of Transport made the decision for the online payment of the road toll to reduce the congestion and for the easy flow of vehicles at the toll. The motorist of the UAE can now register and pay their road tolls while traveling in Abu Dhabi. The new road toll system came into force on October 15 2019 across all toll gates in the emirate. Abu Dhabi Integrated Transport Centre set up a website for drivers to create a toll account.
Procedure To Create Account For The Abu Dhabi Toll System
- Go To The DARB Website
- Select The Individual Tab
- Enter Email
- Enter The Code Sent To The Emai.
- Choose The Emirates Where Vehicle Is Registered.
- Enter The Traffic Code.
- Select The Mobile Number Registered.
- Enter The OTP Sent To The Mobile Number.
- Enter Password For Successful Registration.
After the account has been made drivers in the UAE will be able to manage toll payments through their account’s e-wallet. Initially opening balance of AED 50 will be given to the users. AED 100 for registration must be paid by the drivers based outside the capital or have vehicles registered outside of Abu Dhabi. However, drivers with vehicles registration of Abu Dhabi will be automatically enrolled in the toll payment system free of charge.
Toll Gates In Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi currently has four toll gates located in Mussaffah, Al Maqta, Sheikh Zayed bridge, and Sheikh Khalifa bridge. The functioning of the new toll in Abu Dhabi is similarly to the Salik system in Dubai, where drivers are charged every time when their motor passes through a toll.
Cost of Toll
Drivers travelling through the toll gates during non-peak hours, Fridays, and on or during UAE public holidays will be charged AED 2. And during peak hours (7 AM – 9 AM and 5 PM – 7 PM ) between Saturday – Thursday, drivers will be charged AED 4. The maximum toll charged to a vehicle in a day is AED 16.
Penalties for Not Registering
If a non-registered vehicle travels through any one of the toll gates, the registration must be done within 10 days of crossing otherwise the fine charged will be AED 100 for the first day after 10 days has passed, AED 200 for the second day, AED 400 for the third day, and this will keep increasing until the maximum penalty reaches AED 10,000. If the e-wallet of your account isn’t topped up for a car registered outside the capital, a 5-day grace period is available to top up their balance to else an AED 50 charge will apply. However, if the motor is registered in Abu Dhabi, unpaid tolls can be paid while renewing their annual vehicle registration.