Set to be switched on this October (15/10/2019), four Abu Dhabi Toll Gate gantry’s will be positioned in key areas in AD.
Located on Al Maqta, Mussaffah, Shiekh Khalifa and Shiekh Zayed bridges, the Abu Dhabi Department of Transportation aims to cut congestion and help the environment at the same time.
Motorists with Abu Dhabi registered vehicles will automatically be registered for the system. Although how exactly this works is not known.
Residents from other Emirates will have to create an account before driving underneath a toll gate. By using this website, non-Abu Dhabi residents can register. You’ll need the following;
- Emirates ID (number and expiry date is required)
- License plate number
- Valid email address
- Valid phone number
Once all of the relevant information has been filled in, you’ll be asked to create a password and enter your credit card details.
Signing up as a non-Abu Dhabi resident costs AED 100 to register.
Before driving under any gates, drivers from all Emirates visiting the capital are urged to register their vehicle online before the system is active.
A grace period of 10 days will be given to drivers who drive underneath a gate without registering in order to sign up.
Timings of the Abu Dhabi Toll Gate
During peak hours (7 am to 9 am and 5 pm to 7 pm) Saturday to Thursday, drivers will be charged AED 4.
During off-peak hours, drivers will be charged AED 2. This includes Fridays and public holidays.
Per day, drivers will be charged a maximum of AED 16 no matter how many gates they drive under.
For more information regarding the Abu Dhabi Toll Gate system, click here.
Photo credit – The National