As a passenger, you have the right to skip the toll gate and choose a different route if you have ever paid additional fees when the cab crossed the Salik gate.
You must accomplish this by telling the driver up front that you do not want to pass through a Salik gate. Using information stickers put on the windows on the backseat, passengers of Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) taxis can easily access this information.
Salik charge is added to the trip fare
If a cab passes from under a Salik toll gate, RTA states that customers must add Dh4 to the entire fee. The final fare includes the charge. You can request that the taxi driver avoid travelling a route that has a Salik toll gate if you do not want to pay this fee. In fact, in accordance with the rights of taxi passengers outlined by the RTA, a passenger has the right to specify the most practicable route to be taken to reach his or her destination.
From 2013, if the cab travels past a gate, the Salik tolls will be added to the fare.
The rule is written on a sticker that is stuck to the passenger window. The sticker provides passengers with information about the policies and taxi rates.
Extra taxi fare charges you should keep in mind
Together with the additional Salik cost that the passenger is charged, the cab enters Sharjah with an additional Dh20 fee.
Also, the public taxi charges 50 fils per minute for all sorts of vehicles to wait.
Starting fare for taxis in the UAE
The taxi metre must be visible while you are inside, and the fare must be displayed on the display. The initial fare, which mostly depends on the type of taxi and the time, must be kept in mind if you are monitoring the fare on the taxi metre.
The beginning fare for a standard cab that has been flagged down on the street is Dh5 between 6 am and 10 pm. Starting fare from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. is Dh5.50.
No of the day or hour, the beginning fee for an RTA public taxi booked through one of the following apps is Dh12: S’hail, the Dubai Taxi Corporation (DTC), or Hala.