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RTA fines in Dubai

RTA fines in Dubai

RTA fines, penalties, violations in Dubai, UAE. RTA fine payment and enquiry. List of Salik fines, road user fines, vehicle and transport fines, public transport passenger fines, parking fines. Police traffic fines are different from RTA fines.

The Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) oversees traffic related activities in the emirate of Dubai, and issues fines to motorists and public transport users who don't follow the RTA rules. Fines are also issued in Dubai by the Dubai Police to motorists not following the UAE federal traffic laws. In other emirates, fines are issued by the police or other traffic related authorities e.g. Abu Dhabi Police in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah RTA and Sharjah Police in Sharjah, etc.

Information on this page does not have any sort of legal authority. Most importantly, although government issued legislation documents in the UAE might have English translations available, the Arabic versions have legal authority.

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RTA public transport fines: abra, bus, ferry, metro, taxi, tram

List of fines is for violations of the 2013 legislation concerning the "Unified Fare Scheme for Public Transport", which is public transport for which passengers use a Nol card. This includes bus, ferry, metro, tram, waterbus transport; and probably includes abras and taxis.

RTA violations and fines related to use of public transport services (05 Sep 2013)
Item Description of violation Amount
(AED)
1 Using Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services, or entry into/exit from areas where fare is applicable, without payment of the applicable fare. 200
2 Failure to present the Unified Card upon request. 200
3 Using a card designated for others. 200
4 Using an expired card. 200
5 Using an invalid card. 200
6 Using a counterfeit card. 500
7 Selling Unified Cards without prior permission from the Authority. 200
8 Damaging, vandalising, or destroying equipment or seats on Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services. 2,000
9 Spitting, littering, or performing any act that would compromise the cleanness of Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services. 200
10 Causing a disturbance or inconvenience in any way to users of Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services. 100
11 Smoking inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services. 200
12 Carrying hazardous items, including weapons, sharp tools, or inflammable materials, inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services. 1,000
13 Carrying alcoholic beverages inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services. 500
14 Selling or promoting, in any way, goods and commodities inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services. 200
15 Failure to comply with the instructions of the inspectors or authorised personnel of the Authority or obstructing the performance of their duties. 200
16 Misusing lifts or escalators. 100
17 Boarding the Public Transport Facilities and Services by climbing or jumping. 100
18 Using Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services contrary to the Authority’s instructions posted on signboards. 200
19 Entry into restricted areas inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services in violation of posted warning signs and boards. 100
20 Opening the doors or attempting to access or leave Public Transport while it is moving between stations and stops. 100
21 Accessing or sitting in areas designated for specific categories. 100
22 Bringing animals into Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services, except guide dogs for blind persons. 100
23 Carrying or using materials or equipment that may cause inconvenience to users of Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services or endanger their safety. 100
24 Using any security or safety device or tool, including emergency exits where it is not necessary. 2,000
25 Sleeping in passenger shelters or any place where sleeping is prohibited. 300
26 Causing any distraction or visual obstruction to the driver of Public Transport while he is driving. 200
27 Standing or sitting in non-passenger areas inside Public Transport and Public Transport Facilities and Services. 100
28 Putting feet on seats. 100
29 Eating and drinking in areas where eating and drinking are not allowed. 100
30 Parking vehicles in areas designated for metro users for a period exceeding the permitted period. 100/day to 1,000

Reference: Regulation No. (1) of 2013 Amending Regulation No. (3) of 2009 Concerning the Unified Fare Scheme for Public Transport in the Emirate of Dubai.

RTA parking fines

Only a partial list of fines, see relevant legisalation for a complete list.

RTA Violations and Fines Related to On-street and Off-street Car Parks (07 Mar 2016)
Item Description of violation Amount
(AED)
1 Parking a Vehicle without paying the applicable Parking Fee, or failing to display the parking ticket in a prominent place at the time the fine is issued 150
2 Exceeding the maximum duration for using a Public Car Park 100
3 Using a car park after expiry of the parking ticket 100
4 Committing any act that may disrupt the use of Public Car Parks 200
5 Driving or Parking a Vehicle on a pavement 200
6 Parking a Vehicle in a no-parking area in a Public Car Park 200
7 Parking a Vehicle that does not bear a number plate in a Public Car Park 1,000
8 Parking a Vehicle in Public Car Park spaces designated for Persons with Disabilities without a Permit or after expiry of the Permit; or failing to display such Permit in a prominent place at the time the fine is issued 1,000
9 Parking in a Public Car Park space reserved for others, or failing to display the reservation Permit in a prominent place at the time the fine is issued 1,000
10 Displaying Vehicles for sale or rent without a Permit 1,000
11 Building a shade for a Public Car Park space without a Permit 1,000
12 Causing damage to a Public Car Park; or causing damage to or tampering with a Parking Fee collection machine or a Public Car Park sign 1,000
13 Relocating or removing a Public Car Park sign or equipment without the relevant Permit 10,000

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