Taxi Salik Returns on 15 January

Get ready to pay Dhs4 on top of your fare every time you go through a Dubai Salik gate
Tuesday , 15 January 2013
Taxi Salik Returns on 15 January

Salik charges for taxis in Dubai have been reintroduced today (15 January) after a four year respite.

The metres of all the taxis in Dubai will add Dhs4 to your fare every time they pass through any of the four gates on Al Maktoum Bridge, Al Safa, Al Garhoud Bridge and Al Barsha.

“We have now developed a system that will automatically include tolls when taxis pass through Salik gates. Earlier we had problems when taxi drivers were adding toll charges manually and there were a lot of complaints, which won’t be the case now,” said Adel Mohammad Shakeri, Director of the Transportation System Department, at the RTA’s Public Transport Agency.

“Customers will have an option to choose an alternative route and cabbies will have to ask them if they are willing to take a Salik route or an alternative route,” Shakeri added.

He said that taxis passing through two consecutive toll gates of Al Safa and Al Barsha within 30 minutes in a single trip will be charged only once, while all rides on Al Maktoum Bridge will be toll-free between 10pm and 6am.