Time Out Quick Guides: Registering for Abu Dhabi road tolls

All the information you need to know about registering, fines and eligibility

The news that road tolls were going to be introduced in Abu Dhabi caused quite a stir.

From October 15 a trial period will begin in the city before the tolls are activiated of January 1 2020. 

From the start of next year anyone driving in Abu Dhabi will have to be registered with the Department of Transport (DOT).

The DOT has set up an online form to enter your Emirates ID and car registration details so your number plate can be scanned as it passes through one of the four toll gates across the capital.

The gates are in place at Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bridge, Al Maqtaa Bridge and Mussafah Bridge.

You’ll be charged Dhs4 whenever your car passes through between Saturday and Thursday, from 7am-9am and then from 5pm-7pm.

At other times, and all day on Fridays and public holidays, the toll will be Dhs2.

The DOT says the move is to try and reduce traffic congestion in the capital and encourage more people to share rides or to use public transport.

Anyone who doesn’t register will be fined – with the penalties reaching up to Dhs10,000.

If you want to know how to register, watch our video now.

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