Salik is an automatic electronic toll collection system used at the toll gates in UAE. It is governed by rules and regulations that control violations and disputes. It’s essential to check your Salik balance from time to time.
In Dubai, it’s essential to have a Salik Tag or pay the Salik fee as a road user. When passing through the toll gates with a low Salik account balance, the system will record your vehicle, and you will have 10 days to make the payment. Failure to do so will result in a violation of the rules being applied under the Salik System. Make sure to keep your Salik account topped up to avoid any issues during your commute.
Consequently, road users who do not possess a Salik Tag and pass through a Toll area will be subjected to strict fines.
Ways of Checking Salik Balance
There are four ways of checking the Salik Balance. They are:
- By logging into the RTA Website
- Through Smart Salik App
- By calling the Self-Service contact number
- Using the Dubai Drive App
Checking Salik Balance by logging into the RTA Website
- Visit the RTA website.
- Log in using the email address and password you used for Salik registration.
- Click on the “My Account” tab on the left side of the page.
- Select “Vehicle Information” and enter your vehicle number.
- Click on the Salik account number to view your account balance details.
Checking Salik Balance through Smart Salik App
To check your Salik balance using the Smart Salik App, follow these simple steps:
- Download and install the Smart Salik App from the App Store (for iOS) or Play Store (for Android).
- Open the Smart Salik App on your mobile device.
- Log in to your Salik account using your registered email address and password.
- Once logged in, you will see your account dashboard.
- On the dashboard, find your current Salik balance displayed.
- The app will also show a detailed transaction history, including recent toll crossings and deductions.
Calling the Self-Service Contact Number to Check Salik Balance
- Call the toll-free number 800-72545 (800-Salik).
- Choose the preferred language by pressing 1 for Arabic and 2 for English.
- Click 3 to log in to your Salik Account.
- Enter your account number and PIN.
- You’ll know your available balance immediately.
- Press 1 to know the balance once again.
Checking Salik Balance with Dubai Drive App
- Download and install the Dubai Drive app from the App Store or Google Play Store.
- Open the app and log in using your Salik account credentials.
- Once you are logged in, you will see your Salik account details, including the current balance.
That’s it! With just a few taps on the Dubai Drive app, you can easily check your Salik balance and keep track of your toll payments.
How to Avoid Salik Fines?
If you don’t have enough funds for a trip:
- For the first trip with insufficient funds, a fine of AED 100 will be charged.
- The second trip incurs a fine of AED 200, and each subsequent trip carries a penalty of AED 400.
To avoid fines, you have a five-day grace period to recharge your account:
- During this grace period, you won’t incur any fines.
- If you do not recharge your account after the grace period, we will apply a daily fine of AED 50.
How to Purchase a Salik Tag Afresh?
You can purchase the Salik tag online and register it online as well. In order to register a Salik tag, please ensure you have the following details readily available.
- The tag number of the Salik: This number can be found printed on the back of the Salik tag.
- Mobile phone number: Furthermore, make sure your Salik tag purchase mobile number matches the one in your application form to receive all Salik communication.
- TC number: This number can be found on the card provided during the Vehicle Registration.
You can purchase Salik tags from petrol stations, Emirates NBD Bank, or Dubai Islamic Bank.
The Do’s and Don’ts of Salik
- Attach a Salik tag to your vehicle’s front windshield within the first 10 days of using the toll system.
- Using a Salik tag from another vehicle is strictly prohibited.
- Don’t transfer a tag from one of your own vehicles to another.
- Please inform the Salik authorities as soon as possible if you need to update the mobile number linked to your Salik registration.