Sunday 20 October 2019 (UAE)

Traffic fines discount in UAE

Traffic fine discounts in the UAE

List of traffic fine discount news and announcements for Abu Dhabi, Dubai, RAK, Sharjah, and other emirates in the UAE. Information about discounts on traffic fines and penalties in the UAE.

15 May 2019 update to the Dubai Police traffic fine discount announced in Feb 2019: When renewing your vehicle registration you can choose whether or not you pay traffic fines. This means you can delay payment to hopefully take advantage of the tiered discount rate for the 12 months from Feb 2019 to Feb 2020. This only applies to vehicles with Dubai registration, and does not apply to RTA or parking fines. Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, the Dubai Police boss, said "Individuals can go to registration centres and decide whether or not to pay traffic fines immediately. Individuals can choose the amount of fines they want to clear. However, if they don’t commit a traffic offence, they don’t have to pay anything till February 2020."

List of traffic fines discounts in the UAE

Emirate Residence or
For fines
issued in/by
Payment dates
2019 Feb 06 25%-100% Dubai DXB registration Dubai Police   See notes Parking, Salik excluded
[Fake] 2018 Dec 50% Sharjah         Oct 2017 news repeated
2017 Dec 02 50% all all UAE emirates all UAE 02 Dec 2017 2017-12-02 to 2018-03-01 UAE National Day
2017 Nov 50% Fujairah any? police in FUJ 20-11-2017 25-11-2017 to 04-01-2018  
2017 Oct 50% Sharjah          
2015 Dec 50% UAQ       03-12-2015 to 02-01-2016 Oct 2015 news extended
2015 Oct 50% UAQ any UAE UAQ only in 2015? 18-10-2015 to 03-12-2015  
2013 Jun 13 none Dubai   Dubai Police in 2013    
2013 Apr 02 50% Sharjah   Sharjah   07-04-2013 to 06-08-2013  
2013 Oct 01 50% UAQ     01-10-2013 01-10-2013 to 02-12-2013  
2012 Jan 10 40% (30%) Dubai       extended to 2012-01-10 RTA, Salik excluded
2012 Jan 10 50%? AUH         Not confirmed
2011 50% UAQ   UAQ 27-11-2011 up to 31 Dec 2011  
2011 Dec 29 50% Ajman     end 2011 01-01-2012 to 28-02-2012  
2011 Dec 29 50% Sharjah     27-12-2011 01-01-2012 to 30-04-2012  
2011 Nov 30 40%-50% RAK     end(?) 2011 01-01-2012 to 30-04-2012  
2011 Sep 08 30% Dubai   Dubai 09-09-2011 11-09-2011 to 11-12-2011  
2011 Aug 01   Dubai   Dubai Police     Details coming later
2011 Jul 29   Dubai   Dubai Police     Details coming later
2010 Jul 02 <50% UAE varies varies varies varies Decree 400/2010
2010 Jun 27 50% AUH any UAE AUH only ? ?  


Discounts on traffic fines in UAE

Discounts on traffic fines in Abu Dhabi (includes Al Ain)

Discounts on traffic fines in Ajman

Discounts on traffic fines in Dubai

100% discount on traffic fines in Dubai, Feb 2019

25% to 100% discount on fines issued before 07 Feb 2019, i.e. up to 06 Feb 2019. Update 15 May 2019: fine payment can be delayed when registering your vehicle to take advantage of the up to 100% discount according to a Dubai Police Chief announcement. Additionally, discounts already earned will not be withdrawn according to Brigadier Saif Muhair Al Mazroui, Traffic Department Director, who said "Some drivers who benefited from the 25 per cent discount are afraid of canceling the discount if they commit a traffic fine later but they shouldn’t be worried as the discount can’t be cancelled."

For example (based on our understanding, we're not sure though, it seems complicated):

Next paragraph is obsolete.

The announcement did not explain if traffic fine payment date could be chosen differently from car registration renewal date. Usually in the UAE, fines accumulated during the previous 12 months are paid when doing annual car registration renewal. It is possible to pay them before that date, but not possible to postpone payment since car registration renewal will not be done until all outstanding fines are paid. The conclusion is that to obtain the maximum 100% discount on any fines issued before 01, 06, or 07 Feb 2019 (depending on which bit of the announcement you read), you must have no traffic offences for 12 months from that date, and register your car on or after 06 Feb 2020, depending on the last day you can make payment and still take advantage of the special discount offer.

Discount During payment (registration) dates If no offences during* Notes
25% 07 May to 06 Aug 2019 07 Feb to 06 May 2019  
50% 07 Aug to 06 Nov 2019 07 Feb to 06 Aug 2019  
75% 07 Nov 2019 to 06 Feb 2020 07 Feb to 06 Nov 2019  
100% 06 or 07 Feb 2020 until [date not given]? 07 Feb to 06 Feb 2020?  

*Dubai Police announcement was on 06 Feb 2019 (ref FB, UAE newspapers), however, a Dubai Police graphic published on FB said "... and does not commit any violations for a full calendar year starting from 1 February 2019"

Discount During payment (registration) dates If no offences during* Notes
25% 07 May 2019 to 07 Feb 2020 last offence date +3 months  
50% 07 Aug 2019 to 07 Feb 2020 last offence date +6 months  
75% 07 Nov 2019 to 07 Feb 2020 last offence date +9 months  
100% 06 or 07 Feb 2020 only? Unlikely*  

*Unlikely unless last offence before 07 Feb 2019, and no further traffic offences made, and fine payment not made until 07 Feb 2020 (or car registration renewal done on that day).

Previous Dubai traffic fine discount news and announcements

Discounts on traffic fines in Fujairah

Discounts on traffic fines in Ras Al Khaimah (RAK)

Discounts on traffic fines in Sharjah

Discounts on traffic fines in Umm Al Quwain (UAQ)



Last update Saturday 19-Oct-2019.
Related pages
Related websites (new window)
Sponsored links (PDF and print version).

Abu Dhabi AUH ABD ADB, Ajman AJM, Al Ain AAN, Dubai DXB, Fujairah FUJ, Ras Al Khaimah RAK, Sharjah SHJ, Umm Al Quwain UAQ

DubaiFAQs UAE information guide. Copyright © 2004-2019, Dubai, UAE - United Arab Emirates | blog | Facebook | Twitter |