Dubai traffic fines are almost impossible to avoid if you drive every day. The traffic here can get congested at times as a result of the largest population in the UAE.
Undoubtedly, most people have at least some awareness while driving. But it’s impossible to go around the city perfectly, especially if you are new. You must first check the required amount to pay your Dubai police traffic fines.
You can check your traffic fines via the Dubai police website, enter your plate no, T.C No., license Details, or ticket Details, and click search. After checking your traffic fine, you can pay them from the Dubai police website or the RTA website.
In this Dbd guide, we will show you how to check and pay your Dubai traffic fines, along with informing you about all the traffic violations that the Dubai police will fine you for.
So if you want to learn more, please keep reading to find out more!
List of Dubai traffic fines
Following are the most updated Dubai traffic fines we obtained from the Dubai Police.Dubai Police, View the Black Points of Traffic Violations, https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae/wps/portal/home/opendata/fines”
|S.N.||Fine Description||Fine Amount||Black Points||Vehicle Confiscation Period|
|1||Driving in a way that poses danger to drivers life or lives, and safety of others||2000||23||60 days|
|2||Driving in a way that harms public or private properties.||2000||23||60 Days|
|3||Driving under the influence of alcohol||by court||23||60 Days|
|4||Driving under the influence of narcotic, psychotropic or similar substances.||Decided by court||–||60 Days|
|5||Driving a vehicle without number plates||3000||23||90 Days|
|6||Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that poses danger to drivers life or lives and safety of others.||3000||–||–|
|7||Driving a heavy vehicle in a way that causes harm to public or private properties||3000||–||–|
|8||Jumping a red signal by heavy vehicles||3000||–||–|
|9||Heavy vehicle driver causing his or another vehicle to overturn.||3000||–||–|
|10||Heavy vehicle not abiding by lane discipline.||1500||12||–|
|11||Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that poses danger to others||2000||6||–|
|12||Loading a heavy vehicle in a way that causes harm to the road||2000||6||–|
|13||Heavy vehicle prohibited entry||1000||4||–|
|14||Falling or leaking of a heavy vehicles load.||3000||12||–|
|15||Not fixing reflective stickers at the back of trucks and transport vehicles||500||–||–|
|16||Operating industrial, construction and mechanical vehicles and tractors without permission from licensing authority||1500||–||–|
|17||Failure to raise exhaust pipe in trucks||1500||–||–|
|18||Not covering trucks loads||3000||–||–|
|19||Failure to abide by loading or unloading regulations in designated areas||1000||4||–|
|20||Overtaking from a prohibited place by trucks.||3000||–||–|
|21||Driving a heavy vehicle that does not comply with security and safety standards.||2000||6||–|
|22||Driving against traffic.||600||4||7 days|
|23||Entry from a prohibited place.||1000||8||7 days|
|24||Driving a noisy vehicle||2000||12||–|
|25||Driving a vehicle that causes pollution||1000||6||–|
|26||Driving a vehicle without insurance.||500||4||7 days|
|27||Driving an unlicensed vehicle.||500||4||7 days|
|28||Driving with a driving license issued by a foreign country except in permitted cases.||1000||4||–|
|29||Driving a vehicle on a different license||400||12||–|
|30||Driving a vehicle with an expired driving license.||500||4||7 days|
|31||Driving a vehicle with an expired registration.||500||4||7 days|
|32||Driving a vehicle that doesnt comply with safety and security standards.||500||–||–|
|33||Driving a vehicle that is unfit for driving.||500||–||–|
|34||Driving a vehicle with one number plate.||400||–||–|
|35||Number plates with unclear numbers.||400||–||–|
|36||Driving below the minimum speed set for the road (if any).||400||4||–|
|39||Using a hand held mobile phone while driving.||800||4||–|
|40||Any other distractions.||800||4||–|
|41||Jumping a red signal by light vehicles.||1000||12||30 days|
|42||Jumping a red signal by motorbikes.||1000||12||30 days|
|43||Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 60km/h||2000||12||30 days|
|44||Exceeding maximum speed limit by more than 80km/h||2000||12||30 days|
|45||Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 60km/h||1500||6||15 days|
|46||Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 50km/h||1000||–||–|
|47||Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 40km/h||700||–||–|
|48||Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/h||600||–||–|
|49||Exceeding maximum speed limit by not more than 30km/h||300||–||–|
|50||Failure to follow traffic policeman instructions.||400||4||–|
|51||Overtaking from hard shoulder.||1000||6||–|
|52||Entering road dangerously||600||6||–|
|53||Overtaking in a prohibited place||600||–||–|
|54||Running a way from traffic policeman man (light vehicle)||800||12||30 days|
|55||Running away from a traffic policeman by ( heavy vehicle)||1000||16||30 days|
|56||Causing death of others||by court||23||60 days|
|57||Causing a serious accident or injuries.||by court||23||30 days|
|58||Failure of a light vehicle driver to stop after causing a minor accident.||500||8||60 days|
|59||Failure of a heavy vehicle driver to stop after causing a minor accident||1000||16||60 days|
|60||Allowing children under 10 years old to sit in front seats||400||–||–|
|61||Failure to provide a child car seat for children under 4 years old.||400||–||–|
|62||Failure of driver to fasten seatbelt.||400||4||–|
|63||Failure of passenger to fasten seatbelt||400||4||–|
|64||Failure to leave safety distance||400||4||–|
|65||Entering road without making sure it is clear.||400||4||–|
|66||Not giving way to emergency, police and public service vehicles or official convoys.||3000||6||30 days|
|67||Parking cars in front of fire hydrants.||1000||6||–|
|68||Parking in spaces designated for people with special needs.||1000||6||–|
|69||Stopping on the road for no reason.||1000||6||–|
|70||Stopping on the yellow box.||500||–||–|
|71||Parking on the left side of the road in prohibited places.||1000||–||–|
|72||Stopping at pedestrian crossings||500||–||–|
|73||Parking behind other cars and blocking their way.||500||–||–|
|74||Taxis which have designated pickup areas stopping in undesignated ones.||500||4||–|
|75||Stopping the vehicle on a road junction or curve.||500||–||–|
|76||Not securing vehicle while parked.||500||–||–|
|77||Parking in a wrong way.||500||–||–|
|78||Parking in a way that poses danger to passersby.||400||–||–|
|79||Parking in a way that interrupts pedestrian movement.||400||–||–|
|80||parking on pavements||400||–||–|
|81||Writing phrases or placing stickers on vehicle without permission.||500||–||–|
|82||Exceeding permitted level of tinting.||1500||–||–|
|83||Tinting a vehicle not allowed to be tinted.||1500||–||–|
|84||Not giving way to pedestrians on pedestrian crossings.||500||6||–|
|85||Failure to abide by traffic signs and instructions.||500||–||–|
|86||Littering from vehicle window while driving.||1000||6||–|
|87||Placing signs on the road in a way that causes harm to the road or interrupts traffic.||500||–||–|
|88||Modifying engine or chassis without permission.||1000||12||–|
|89||Rubbernecking and crowding at traffic accidents scenes.||1000||–||30 days|
|90||Using vehicle for undesignated purpose.||300||4||–|
|91||Transporting passengers illegally.||300||24||–|
|92||Transporting inflammable or hazardous materials without permission.||3000||24||30 days|
|93||Transporting passengers in a vehicle that is not licensed for this purpose.||1000||4||60 days|
|94||Exceeding passenger limit by a passenger transport vehicle.||500||4||–|
|95||Failure to take road safety measures during vehicle breakdown.||500||–||7 days|
|96||Failure of motorcyclist to wear helmet.||500||4||–|
|97||Failure of passenger to wear helmet.||500||4||–|
|98||Expired tires||500||4||7 days|
|99||Failure to use indicators when changing direction or turning.||400||–||–|
|100||Failure to give priority to vehicles coming from behind or the left side.||400||–||–|
|101||Failure to get the car tested after carrying out major modification to engine.||400||–||–|
|102||Failure to get the car tested after carrying out major modification to chassis.||400||–||–|
|103||Failure of a light vehicle to abide by lane discipline.||400||–||–|
|104||Poor condition of car lights||400||6||–|
|105||Poor condition of indicators.||400||2||–|
|106||Poor condition of rear lights.||400||2||–|
|107||Failure of pedestrians to abide by traffic signals.||400||–||–|
|108||Pedestrians crossing from undesignated areas.||400||–||–|
|109||Failure of a school bus driver to activate STOP SIGN or abide by traffic rules.||500||6||–|
|110||Drivers failure to stop when school buss STOP SIGN is activated.||1000||10||–|
|111||Using three-wheel or more leisure bike on the road.||3000||–||90 days|
|112||Driving on lanes designated for taxis and buses except in permitted cases.||400||–||–|
|113||Participating in a motorcade without permission except in permitted cases.||500||4||15 days|
|114||Changing vehicle color without permission.||800||–||–|
|115||Towing a car or a boat without permission.||1000||–||–|
|116||Failure to abide by safety and security standards in towing a car or a boat.||1000||–||–|
|117||Poor condition of trailers rear or side lights.||500||4||–|
|118||Absence of trailers rear or side lights.||500||4||–|
|119||Interrupting traffic in any other way not specified in this table.||500||–||–|
|120||Turning from undesignated areas.||500||4||–|
|121||Turning in a wrong way.||500||4||–|
|122||Loading a light vehicle in a way that poses danger to others.||500||4||–|
|123||Loading a light vehicle in a way that poses danger to the road.||500||–||–|
|124||load or protruding load from a light vehicle without permission.||500||4||–|
|125||Dropping or spilling load from light vehicles||500||–||–|
|126||Illegal use of commercial number plates||500||–||7 days|
|127||Driving at night without lights.||500||4||–|
|128||Driving in a foggy weather without lights.||500||4||–|
|129||Driving in a foggy weather in violation of concerned authorities instructions.||500||4||–|
|130||Using horn or car sound system in a disturbing way.||400||4||–|
|131||Driving at residential areas, educational zones, hospitals in a way that endangers others lives.||400||–||–|
|132||Not carrying vehicle registration card.||400||–||–|
|133||Using driving learning vehicles in prohibited times and areas.||400||–||–|
|134||Teaching driving in a car that is not labelled as learning vehicle.||500||–||–|
|135||Teaching driving in a car that is undesignated for this purpose without permission from the licensing authority.||500||–||–|
|136||Teaching driving without a license.||500||–||–|
|137||Not carrying Driving Learning permit while training.||300||–||–|
|138||Failure to hand over driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the first traffic violation.||1000||–||–|
|139||Failure to hand over driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the second traffic||2000||–||–|
|140||Failure to hand over driving license when the maximum black points are accrued in the third traffic violation.||3000||–||–|
Must know Dubai traffic fines
Dubai has a scoring system known as the “Black Points.” It is a system to see how often a driver has violated traffic laws.
When you break a traffic rule, you will get black points. These accumulate over time, and when you get too many, your driver’s license will be taken away for some time.
Here is the list of all traffic violations in Dubai that you can get fined for: UAE government, “Road safety, … Continue reading
1. Speed violations
You may have to pay Dubai traffic fines between AED 400 to 2,000 for driving over the speed limit. There are also some roads where you are supposed to go faster than the minimum speed limit.
Your vehicle may be confiscated for up to 2 months as well. These are the two kinds of primary offenses in the speeding category:
- Driving below the minimum speed limit: AED 400
- Exceeding the speed limit by 20 km/h or above: fine of AED 300 – 2,000, 6 to 23 black points, and the vehicle confiscated for up to 60 days.
2. Plate violations
These are violations related to the number plates displayed on your vehicles. You can be charged between AED 400 and AED 3,000 for these offenses:
- Driving a vehicle without number plates
- Driving with a single number plate
- Misusing vehicles with commercial number plates
3. Endangering others on the road
By driving dangerously, some drivers put the lives of other motorists and pedestrians in danger. These violations are treated severely, and fines are quite heavy.
You may be taken to court and jailed, depending on how bad the offense is. Your vehicle can also be towed away and your license revoked or suspended.
The violations in this category are as follows:
- Damaging properties and causing a safety risk
- Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
- Moving a light vehicle in an unsafe manner and overturning heavy vehicles
- Crossing a red light and driving against one-way traffic
- Causing severe injuries or death in an accident
- Not wearing helmets on motorcycles
- Not maintaining a safe distance
- Crowding the place of accident
- Not using signal lights
- Not using lights at night time
4. Pedestrian and priority violations
Pedestrians may be fined as well. They may be penalized if observed walking carelessly and not crossing roads from pedestrian crossings.
Fines will be imposed on motorists who do not allow emergency vehicles to pass. Those vehicles include fire trucks, police cars, ambulances, etc.
The most common pedestrian and priority violations in Dubai are:
- Not giving way to emergency vehicles
- Not stopping for people at pedestrian crossings
- Crossing roads dangerously
5. Violations inside the vehicle
Some rules need to be followed while inside the vehicles as well. Ignoring the following rules can lead to you being fined:
- Using your mobile phone while driving
- Not using seat belts
- Letting a child under ten years or less than 145 cm sit in the front seat
6. Vehicle installation violations
It is unlawful to modify or alter the vehicle’s appearance without permission. You must also make sure that your lights are working.
Here are some common violations in this category:
- Placing stickers and decals on vehicles
- Driving old and unsafe vehicles
- Modifying parts
- Driving without working lights
7. Load and heavy vehicle violations
Heavy vehicles might be a significant hazard if proper attention is not given. Here are the violations that a driver must be careful about:
- Loading trucks over legal capacity
- Not covering load
- Towing carriage, boats, or trailers without permission
8. Environment violations
Some rules are kept in place to prevent environmental pollution. You are not allowed to do these:
- Not maintaining emission standards
- Releasing hazardous materials
- Load leakage
9. Traffic police non-compliance violations
The traffic police are responsible for managing traffic and dealing with anyone who breaks the law. So you must always be respectful towards them.
You will be penalized for these activities:
- Not stopping when asked to stop
- Failure to follow the traffic police’s instructions
- Driving on a prohibited road
10. Driving license violations
Motorists can get fined for these activities:
- Not carrying license
- Carrying expired license
11. Wrong parking and overtaking
These are the activities that are prohibited:
- Parking in no-parking zones
- Overtaking dangerously
12. Vehicle registration and permit violations
You may have to pay Dubai traffic fines for these activities:
- Not carrying valid registration documents
- Carrying expired or fake vehicle registration documents
13. Horn violations
There are rules placed to prevent sound pollution. Here are the things you are not allowed to do under this category:
- Using horns in silence zones
- Using horn unnecessarily
14. Training vehicles violations
Trainers can also be penalized for a violation of regulations. They are not allowed to use the vehicle for anything other than training.
Here are the things that a trainer cannot do:
- Not labeling training vehicles as such
- Not holding a training permit while training
- Using training vehicles in undesignated areas and times
How to check Dubai traffic fines online?
To check Dubai traffic fines online – you have to visit the official Dubai Police website and enter any identification details such as ticket details, license plate numbers, and so on.
You can make a Dubai traffic fines inquiry by following these simple steps: Government of Dubai, “Fines inquiry and payment, https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae/wps/portal/home/services/individualservices/finesinquiry/”
Step 1: Go to the official inquiry and payment page of the Dubai Police website.
Step 2: Choose Plate Details, T.C No., Licence Details, or Ticket Details – whichever you want to inquire by.
Step 3: Enter your details and solve the captcha. Then click the “Search” button.
After you complete these three steps, the fines will be displayed along with the number of traffic fines.
The fines list will appear empty if you have no fines, giving you a “No fines found” message.
If you have fines, you can print out the list of fines or mail it to an email address too.
Other ways to check Dubai traffic fines
Alternatively, you can also pay the fines on the RTA Dubai website. The process is similar to the one mentioned above. RTA Dubai, “Search for your fines, https://traffic.rta.ae/trfesrv/public_resources/revamp/ffu/public-fines-payment.do”
There is also a Dubai Police mobile app that you can download to check fines and pay. The process is more or less similar to doing it online.
Download the app for your device from Google Play and Apple App Store
How to pay Dubai traffic fines?
To pay the fines, check the traffic fines from the Dubai Police website first. You need to select the fines you want to pay on the result page. Then you can click on the “Pay Now” button to pay the fine.
But before finalizing the payment, you have to verify your phone number. You also need to provide your email address.
Afterward, go to the next page and enter the activation code you received in your SMS.
Finally, you can choose a payment method and complete the payment. Government of Dubai, “Fines inquiry and payment, https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae/wps/portal/home/services/individualservices/finesinquiry/”
Can I pay Dubai traffic fine with fine number?
Yes, you can pay Dubai traffic fine with a fine number. However, you have to go to the RTA website to do it.
There are several inquiry options, and a fine number is one. Just choose that option and enter your fine number, choose the fine source and fine year.
This will show you a list of all Dubai RTA fines, and you can pay the fines from there too.
How can I pay traffic fines in Dubai installments?
You can pay Dubai fines in installments if you cannot pay all of them at once. Dubai Police traffic fines can be split into 12 payments. You can then pay monthly throughout the year. However, this service is available in selected banks, such as First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Emirates Islamic Bank, and Mashreq bank only.
So you must have a credit card in one of those banks. You can contact these banks to set up this payment plan – This is a great option for those who want to avoid spending a large sum of money at once.
This payment plan makes paying fines more accessible for everyone. It is especially beneficial for those with low incomes.
So if you’re struggling to pay your traffic fine all at once, consider contacting your bank. Ask them to provide you with this installment plan.
How to dispute traffic fine in Dubai?
Sometimes, you may be charged Dubai police traffic fines for no reason by mistake. If you feel like this is happening to you, you can try to counter this claim.
In order to dispute the traffic fine in Dubai, you have to visit the Traffic Department in Deira or Bur Dubai. You can tell them about the issue, and they will look into it. They will remove the charges if they find that you have a valid case against the fine.
To dispute the fine, you must provide evidence that proves your innocence. It will be helpful if you have a dashcam installed in your vehicle.
The dashcam footage of the vehicle can show how you followed the traffic rules and lets police know if there has been any reckless driving.
Dashcams are a great way to protect yourself from getting Dubai traffic fines for no reason.
Mistake fines are more than just a minor issue in Dubai and can happen in a situation you never expected. So getting one installed is a great way to secure a car.
If you are in other emirates, you can also dispute the fine. For example – if you have to pay Abu Dhabi traffic fines, you can dispute it from the police directorate there.
Can I ask for a video for traffic fine Dubai?
Yes, you can ask for video proof of the traffic fine in Dubai. If you don’t believe that you made a mistake, you can always ask them to show evidence.
You must visit the police office and ask for a police offer to get this service. They will find and play the video for you.
How to get discount on Dubai traffic fines?
If you are fined for any violation in Dubai, you can now get a discount of up to 35 percent. Those who settle their fines within two months are eligible for the discount. Payment can be made using a credit card from First Abu Dhabi Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Emirates Islamic Bank, or Mashreq bank.
The Dubai police authority introduced the discount to enforce regulations and encourage motorists to pay their fines on time.
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Payment of Dubai traffic fines can be hefty if you are not careful while driving or just walking on the road.
However, no one can say for certain that they will drive all the time perfectly. You never know when you may break some traffic rules and have to check the fine for yourself.
We hope the above violations list will help you to be careful, and you won’t have to incur Dubai police fines. But in case you do, you now know how to make Dubai traffic fines inquiries and get a fine discount.
Thank you for taking the time to go through our Dbd guide. Did you ever have to pay your traffic fine if yes, please let us know your experience in the comments below.
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|↑1||Dubai Police, View the Black Points of Traffic Violations, https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae/wps/portal/home/opendata/fines”|
|↑2||UAE government, “Road safety, https://u.ae/en/information-and-services/justice-safety-and-the-law/road-safety#:~:text=Find%C2%A0list%20of%20traffic%20offences%20and%20violations%C2%A0(PDF%2C%20300%20KB).”|
|↑3||Government of Dubai, “Fines inquiry and payment, https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae/wps/portal/home/services/individualservices/finesinquiry/”|
|↑4||RTA Dubai, “Search for your fines, https://traffic.rta.ae/trfesrv/public_resources/revamp/ffu/public-fines-payment.do”|
|↑5||Government of Dubai, “Fines inquiry and payment, https://www.dubaipolice.gov.ae/wps/portal/home/services/individualservices/finesinquiry/”|