How to avoid a traffic fine in the UAE

To avoid an unwanted fine and not spoil your wonderful vacation, of course, you need to know the basic traffic rules in the country where you are going. Today we would like to tell you about the key traffic points in Dubai and other emirates of the UAE.

  • Speed limit - when driving in the city - up to 60 km / h, on motorways - up to 100 km /h. But if there is a sign limiting the speed, it is necessary to adhere to the speed indicated on it. The penalty for speeding is 100 AED.

  • Non-fined overspeed limit - when driving in cities and beyond, there is a permissible overspeed threshold of up to 20 km/h. So, with a speed limit of 60 km/h, the penalty for speeding will be fixed only when driving at a speed of 81 km/h.

  • Seat belts - all passengers, including children, must be fastened. A fine of 400 AED is provided for non-compliance with this requirement.

  • The type of traffic is right-hand traffic, but despite this, the rule “left side obstacle” (FIFO) applies, not right-side. This feature often causes accidents for tourists.

  • Availability of documents - for renting and driving a car, you will need national license and obligatory international driving permit, which are necessarily registered in the RTA (Road & Transport Authority in Dubai) database. In the absence of an IDP, a fine of up to 5000 AED may be imposed.

  • Mobile phone - using the phone while driving, as well as smoking and applying makeup is strictly prohibited, a fine of 200 to 800 AED.

  • Transportation of children - children under 4 years of age must be in the child car seat, otherwise the fine is 400 AED.

And, of course, the main advice. Do not think that if there is no police car nearby, then you can break the rules with impunity. All, without exception, roads in Dubai are equipped with cameras and radars that record absolutely all violations.