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Dubai Mobile Apps

Top 10 mobile apps to download in Dubai

Here is a list of top 10 mobile apps to download in Dubai. 1. mParking Don’t have any loose change on hand? Then just send a text message to 7275 and pay for parking via your cell phone. The format is quite simple: first enter your licence plate number, followed by your parking zone number […]

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Cost of Living in Dubai

The hidden costs of living in Dubai – Expenses, Rents and Fines

Dubai is projected as a tax free heaven, especially to expats that hail from countries with high tax rates. People, coming to Dubai, thought that can earn and save a lot so that they may retire peacefully after working some years in Dubai. The reality is quite different. Dubai is not all glitter and there […]

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Drivers pay double as Salik cap lifted

Drivers pay double as Salik cap lifted

Motorists in Dubai and Sharjah are paying as much as double for Salik tolls after the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) removed the daily Dh24 cap. The cap, which had been in place since Salik began in 2007, meant motorists would be charged for a maximum of six trips, irrespective of how many more trips they made. But the RTA scrapped the cap on July 15. […]

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RTA announced 2 more Salik gates in Dubai

RTA has announced 2 more Salik gates in Dubai that will go live from April 15. In 2011, RTA announced its plans of building new Salk toll gates at strategic locations in Dubai. The new Salik toll gates will be – the Al Mamzar Toll Gate at Al Mamzar Bridge on Al Ittihad Road and […]

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Salik tax on Dubai taxis

Taxi Commuters in Dubai have to pay Salik toll tax from 2013

Taxi rides in Dubai going to be dearer at least by Dhs 4 per trip, if you are passing through a Salik toll gate. Consider this as a New Year gift by the RTA. The Salik toll system, when introduced in July 2007, was also applicable to taxis. However, following numerous complaints by commuters who […]

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Not used Salik for a long time? Check your credit before its gone

Not used Salik for a long time? Check your credit before its gone

If you have not used your Salik pass for a certain time, you will lose all the money in the account. According to a report by Gulf News, there is a rule by RTA that if a consumer has not utilized his salik card in 36 months, all the credit in it will be wiped […]

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Salik Extortion: Business Bay residents have to pay the toll, even for grocery run

Salik, the toll system in Dubai, was supposedly implemented to ease congestion on Sheikh Zayed Road. However, it seems that it is now being using to extort Dubai residents. Emirates 24|7 reports that Business Bay residents are crying foul over new roadworks that have blocked all other access points in and out of the area, […]

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New Salik Toll Gates in Dubai

Cash starved Dubai to introduce new Salik Toll Gates

Although it is not officially declared by Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), word is on the streets that two new Salik toll gates are planned, brining the total number of toll gates in Dubai to 6. Salik toll gates, which charge drivers AED4 each time they pass through, were launched in July 2007 under […]

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Salik Road Toll dropped for Taxi Passengers

Taxi passengers in Dubai will no longer have to pay the Salik road toll. The Roads and Transport Authority said the move was part of a series of initiatives aimed at improving taxi services. Passengers currently have to pay the Dh4 Salik toll every time they pass under a gate.

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