How to register your Dubai vehicles for Abu Dhabi toll system
Dubai - The Abu Dhabi toll system is set to roll out on October 15.
The Integrated Transport Centre's online system to register for toll gates in Abu Dhabi is now active. Motorists with non-Abu Dhabi car number plates can create an account on the website and activate the Integrated Transport Payment System (ITPS), which is the only mode of payment for the toll system that will go live from October 15.
On the website's homepage, users will need to enter basic details like Emirates ID, licence plate number, source, colour and kind along with email address and mobile phone number. Once submitted, a one-time password (OTP) will be sent to the registered mobile phone. When the motorist enters the password, a list of all vehicles registered under his/her name pops up. An amount of Dh100 is to be paid to register each vehicle. Out of the Dh100 fee, Dh50 is the registration fee and the rest can be used to pay for the tolls.
However, there is no registration fee for Abu Dhabi-registered vehicles. "For Abu Dhabi vehicle owners, the process will be auto registered. There is no need to pay Dh100. An SMS will be sent to the owner's mobile phone with all the relevant details. The vehicle owner can log on to https://dot.gov.abudhabi or https://itps.itc.gov.ae/ and top-up as needed. There is no upper or lower limit to top-up. It's better for all motorists to go through the website," a staff at the customer service division of the ITPS said.
From October 15, motorists need to pay a toll fee of Dh4 for peak hours from Saturday to Thursday (7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm); and Dh2 during off-peak hours, Fridays and public holidays. The maximum daily fee is Dh16 per vehicle. Users can recharge their account through the website or mobile application.
According to an official from the Department of Transport, the toll gate system is expected to reduce traffic congestion by six per cent during morning and evening peak hours. It will boost the use of public transport systems and also carpooling.
All you need to know about Abu Dhabi toll gates
Violations and fines
Motorists need to make sure that they register for the tolls before October 15. Passing a toll gate without registration will lead to a fine of Dh100 for the first day, Dh200 for the second and Dh400 for the third, with a maximum fine amount of Dh10,000.
Four Abu Dhabi locations where you have to pay toll
If a motorist doesn't have enough balance in the account for vehicles registered outside Abu Dhabi, he/she will be granted five days to recharge, failing which there will be a fine of Dh50 per day.
Toll gates have been already been set up at all the entry points of the four bridges connecting Abu Dhabi Island with the mainland - Al Maqta, Mussafah, Sheikh Khalifa and Sheikh Zayed bridges.
> All you need to know about the system
Why do I need to pay a toll?
The toll is a mandatory fee for all vehicles passing under the four toll gates in Abu Dhabi. Road tolls have a number of benefits like reducing congestion at peak hours; encouraging the use of public transport; and encouraging carpooling and alternative modes of transport that have less impact on the environment
Do I need to get toll stickers like Dubai's Salik?
No. Users can simply recharge their ITPS accounts through the website or mobile application.
How can I register for the toll gate system?
You may log on to https://dot.gov.abudhabi or https://itps.itc.gov.ae/. It costs Dh100 to register each non-Abu Dhabi registered vehicle. The registration is free for Abu Dhabi registered vehicles.
How much is the toll gate fee?
The toll gate fees are unified. The fee will be Dh4 during peak hours from Saturday to Thursday (7am to 9am and 5pm to 7pm). During off-peak hours, Fridays and public holidays, the toll fee will be Dh2. The toll collection system operates 24/7, with a daily maximum fee of Dh16 per vehicle.
Is the toll fee inclusive of VAT?
The toll gate system and ITPS are exempted from VAT.
Are there speed cameras on the toll gates?
There are no speed control cameras on the toll gates.
What should I do if I drive through a toll gate without any balance in my account?
You must top-up your account within five working days. If you don't, you will get a Dh50 fine per day.
Is there a cap on the number of vehicles I can register?
You only need one account to register any number of vehicles you own.
Where are the toll gates located?
The toll gates are located on the Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Bridge, Al Maqta Bridge and Mussafah Bridge.