Dubai traffic laws amended with new fines up to AED 100,000


Stricter penalties will be enforced on vehicle impounds in Dubai starting July 6, with fines up to AED 100,000 to release vehicles.

This is according to new decree amendments issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. 

A fine of AED 10,000 must be paid to release vehicles impounded for the following offenses:

  • Unauthorised modifications to the vehicle to increase speed or noise
  • Evading police officers
  • Driving recklessly or in a manner that compromises the safety of others

Meanwhile, a fine of AED 50,000 must be paid to release vehicles impounded for ​​​​driving a recreational motorcycle on paved roads

And finally, a fine of AED 100,000 must be paid to release vehicles impounded for participating in a road race without prior permission from the police.

In addition to the penalties, new measures are also being put into place to ensure the traffic safety

  • Non-UAE Nationals jumping a red light in a heavy vehicle will be administratively deported from the UAE
  • Vehicles with traffic fines exceeding AED 6,000 will be impounded, to be released upon payment of all fines
  • Vehicles will be impounded when the driver's license is more than 3 months past its expiry, without any valid reason. 
  • A fine of AED 50 per day will be charged to owners who have not claimed their vehicle after the expiry of its impound period

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