Abu Dhabi’s equivalent of Salik was meant to be up and running earlier this year (2020) but will instead aim to start fully operating in 2021.
As per a tweet posted on the official Abu Dhabi Media twitter, commuters driving to and from Abu Dhabi do not have to pay any road tolls.
Initially, a three-month grace period for motorists was implemented to give users who had not a chance to sign up additional time to do so.
Although without a name, the Abu Dhabi toll gates are a network of toll gates situated on four bridges entering and exiting the UAE’s capital.
Instead of using a ‘tag’ to scan and deduct funds from one’s account, the Abu Dhabi version would scan ones license plate.
Although it’s a few months away before the toll gates are switched one, once they are operational, passing underneath a gate will cost AED 4 and will be free on Fridays and public holidays.