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Road Transportation Law in Dubai

Road Transportation Law in Dubai

Updated on Tuesday 19th April 2016

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Dubai is one of the fastest growing cities in the world and its transportation system was one of the first issues authorities had to address in order to modernize the city. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai is responsible for overseeing the transport infrastructure and implementing the rules and regulations for carriers.
The road transportation law in Dubai regulates driving, road rules, road types, land and marine transportation in Dubai. As a business owner in Dubai, particularly a transport or import and export business, you will need to comply with all the relevant legislation in the field. Our Dubai lawyers can help you with transportation matters.

Types of roads and road rules in Dubai

Dubai is an international business center and road and marine transportation is a key part of the business activities being developed in the city. Dubai has a few types of roads and tolls can apply to them.
Main roads in Dubai have numbers and there are roads connecting main cities and other Emirates. Tolls apply for passing through certain types of roads and they are collected via an electronic pre-paid system. Salik is the road toll collection system used in Dubai which operates without tool booths, barriers or gates.

Other information about transportation in Dubai

The Roads and Transport Authority is responsible for the roads in Dubai as well as traffic safety, registration and licensing. The Dubai Police is the one responsible for enforcing traffic regulations and applying fines for any breaches.
A driving license is required for any individual, foreigner or national driving a car in Dubai and a penalty points system applies for traffic violations. Foreign business owners in Dubai who want to drive a car will need a temporary or permanent driving licence. Our Dubai lawyers can help you with information about how to obtain this permit.
The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority oversees all roads, rail and marine transportation networks in Dubai and between Dubai and other Emirates of the UAE. For more information about the rules and regulations regarding road transportation in Dubai, please do not hesitate to contact our Dubai law firm.


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