Whether you are new to the UAE or have lived here for years, you might still need some help setting up your Salik account or finding the most convenient way to recharge it. The following are all the basic details you need to know to set up and operate your Salik account.
What is Salik?
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) operates the Salik road toll system. Toll gates can be seen at some main highways and roads in the UAE. Tolls are used to regulate traffic, redirect it to alternate routes during peak periods, and reduce congestion.
In order to access roads with Salik gates, you will need to attach a new Salik tag to your car, as well as activate the Salik account.
How many Salik gates are in Dubai?
Dubai’s Salik toll gates:
- Al Barsha
- Al Garhoud
- Al Maktoum (which is free from 10 pm on Thursday to 6 am on Saturday)
- Al Mamzar South
- Al Mamzar North
- Al Safa
- Airport Tunnel
- Jebel Ali
What is the price of a Salik trip?
The passage under a Salik gate will be charged for Dh4.
Where to buy the Salik tag?
- Salik website – www.salik.rta.ae
- Petrol stations – Emarat, EPPCO, ENOC, ADNOC
Mobile number (for all communications related to Salik)
Details of Vehicle Registration Cards (not required by Partners, Service Providers or Gas Stations).
What is the cost of a new Salik tag?
A Salik tag purchased through the website costs Dh120. This includes:
- Dh50 for the Salik tag.
- Dh50 to add to your Salik account as a prepaid toll balance.
- Delivery charges of Dh20.
At one of Salik’s authorized dealers, a Salik tag costs Dh100. This includes:
- Dh50 for the Salik tag.
- A Salik account will be charged Dh50 for any prepaid toll balance added upon tag activation.
Salik tags: how to activate them
Through the website:
- To apply for the Salik tag online, visit the following link: https://customers.salik.ae/en/salik-services/my-tag/purchase-tag
- Fill out the vehicle details, mobile number, email address, and delivery location for a Salik tag.
- Verify the registered mobile number by providing the one-time password sent to your mobile.
- Make the payment using your credit card or debit card.
- Confirm the details and the payment.
At the petrol station:
The Salik tag can be purchased at a petrol station by simply paying for it.
By calling 800 SALIK (800 72545), enter the Salik tag number, and set a pin number, the tag will be activated.
Recharging a Salik account
You will receive an SMS once the Salik balance in your account has been used up completely. Here are some ways to do so:
Dubai Drive app
- Log in to the Dubai Drive app with either your RTA ID or your UAE Pass.
- The app will let you access your RTA services once you register for an account. Click Salik on the dashboard.
- Click the recharge option. Paying with the app requires you to connect a credit or debit card.
- Fill out the amount for which you want to recharge your Salik account.
- Visit salik.rta.ae
- Use Salik account or RTA account to sign in.
- Choose ‘Recharge’ from the dashboard.
- Use a credit card if you would like to pay online.
- Enter the amount to be refilled.
- Type in the credit card information.
- Confirm the payment.
- Install the DubaiNow app.
- Sign in using your UAE Pass.
- Click on ‘Driving’ and then select ‘Salik’.
- Type in the Salik account number. Click on the “Vehicle” tab to see all the vehicles registered under your name.
- Choose the account and the amount you wish to recharge.
- Verify the card details and confirm payment.
Salik Recharge cards
Additionally, a number of registered outlets offer Salik Recharge cards that can be used to recharge your Salik account. Visit salik.rta.ae or call 800 SALIK with the Salik account number and recharge card number to top up your account.
Many banks also offer online banking options to recharge your Salik account. These include:
- Dubai Islamic Bank
- Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
- Commercial Bank of Dubai
- First Abu Dhabi Bank
- Mashreq Bank
- Sharjah Islamic Bank
- Standard Chartered Bank
- Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
- Al Hilal Bank
- Ajman Bank
- United Arab Bank
- Noor Bank
- National Bank of Umm Al-Qaiwain
All these steps need to be kept in mind when driving a car and using Salik toll gates.