Dubai Police and the Roads and Transport Authority deserve credit for creating and maintaining a well organized system to keep traffic under control in Dubai. Along with their competence, they make use of advanced technological development to keep traffic violations to the minimum.
A system of black points leading to confiscation of the driver’s driving license is in force to ensure adherence to traffic laws.
Now there is also a provision to check regarding acquired fines online with the help of the Online Dubai Police Fine Checker.
This facility can be used to check the status of a driver’s traffic file, get the details of fines, if any and even enables making the payments online.
Rules specifically for Motorists
- Always have the driving license while on the road.
- Avoid over speeding.
- Stay within speed limits always.
- Always use the seat belt.
- Use child safety seats.
- Never use mobiles while driving. If it is an unavoidable call, please use the headset. The law states that a hands-free kit should be used always.
- Avoid alcohol consumption just before and while driving.
- Avoid using the road shoulder, except in an emergency such as a vehicle breakdown or medical emergency.
- Do not use the road shoulder for taking a rest or using the mobile phone.
- Pay attention to the traffic signal lights. Never rush through the red light.
- Follow the vehicle in front at a safe distance.
- Take note of Pedestrian crossings.
- Do not make hand gestures.
- Avoid swearing and insulting other drivers or passengers.
- Use proper indicators while changing the course of driving.
General speed limits in UAE are (with some specific limits for certain roads):
- 40 kph on small suburban streets
- 60 or 80 kph on main roads (but not usually highways or motorways)
- 70 kph on Jumeirah Beach Road (new since the improvements were completed in July 2006)
- 100 or 120 kph on highways
- 120-140 kph on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway.
- Al Khawaneej Road (from Dubai International Airport to Mirdiff) speed limit was reduced from 100 kph to 80 kph in Dec 2006.
- Financial Center Road Upper Deck looks like a 100 kph road but limit is only 80 kph (in 2010 and 2011 at least).
AED 600 along with six black points on motorists’ license for overtaking on the road shoulder
AED 200 for parking on the road shoulder without cause
To know more about the existing list of Fines, please go through the below link:
To help keep away from traffic jams, RTA has introduced the Dalili Navigation System on various navigation devices. These devices analyze all traffic data in real-time and provide advice on the best route to reach your destination in the shortest time. The price varies between AED 600 to 2000.
Roads & Transport Authority
P. O. Box: 118899
Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Tel.: +971 4 2844444
(working hours from 7.30 to 14.30 only)
Fax: +971 4 2065555
The Call Center:
Free Line: 8009090
(working 24 Hours a day, 7 days a week)