50% discount on UAE traffic fines in 5 Emirates: All your questions answered

Here's all you need to know about the validity and what violations are not covered under the schemes.



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Published: Tue 16 Nov 2021, 4:38 PM

Last updated: Tue 11 Jan 2022, 9:20 AM

To mark the 50th year of the UAE’s union, authorities in Sharjah, Ajman, Fujairah and Umm Al Quwain have announced 50 per cent discounts on traffic fines.

The decision aims to ease the financial burden faced by residents and help them clear their fines.

Though the fine discount rate is the same in all five Emirates, there are some differences when it comes to validity and dates.

Recently, Ajman and Ras Al Khaimah extended the deadline dates.

Here is all you need to know:

Q. When can residents pay the discounted fines?

- Sharjah: November 21, 2021, to January 31, 2022.

- Ajman: November 21 to January 14, 2022.

- Umm Al Quwain: December 1, 2021, to January 6, 2022.

- Fujairah: For 50 days starting from November 28, 2021

- Ras Al Khaimah: Starting from December 5, 2021 to January 17, 2022

Q. Is the discount applicable on violations committed on any date?

The violations must be registered before a certain date.

- Sharjah: The discount is applicable on violations registered before November 21.

- Ajman: It is applicable on violations committed before November 14.

- Umm Al Quwain: It is applicable on violations committed before October 31.

- Fujairah: It is applicable on violations committed before November 25.

- Ras Al Khaimah: no period specified.

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Q. Which offences are not covered under the discount scheme?

Serious offences are not covered under the scheme.

- Sharjah:

Jumping the red light.

Reckless driving that endanger lives of road users.

- Ajman:

Reckless driving that put others in danger.

Modifying a vehicle’s engine without a licence.

- Umm Al Quwain:

Reckless driving that endanger lives of road users.

Modifying a vehicle’s engine without a permit.

Covid safety violations.

- Fujairah:

Jumping traffic light

Reckless driving

Engine modifications without a licence

- Ras Al Khaimah

Serious offences are not covered under the scheme

Q. My vehicle has been impounded and I have black points on my licence. Can I still avail of the scheme?

In Ajman, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah, motorists can get their vehicle impoundment orders and traffic points cancelled. Authorities in Umm Al Quwain have not specified whether this aspect is part of the scheme in the Emirate.


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