Two new Salik gates starting operating last Monday, raising the number of Salik toll gates from four to six. One at Al Ittihad road near the Dubai/Sharjah border and another just before the airport tunnel. The Al Ittihad Road, part of which connects Dubai and Sharjah has this popularly notorious traffic as so many people … Continue reading Two more Salik gates to reduce congestion?
It's Sunday, the start of work and school here in Dubai (and in other Gulf countries, I presume) and it only means one single thing in the morning: traffic. Rough, heavy, crazy traffic. My work starts at 9:00 while Pristine's school starts at 8:30 during Ramadan period. Her school is 10 minutes away from where … Continue reading It’s raining cars in Dubai
In July last year, Dubai introduced a new electronic toll system popularly known as Salik - which means "open" or "clear" in effort to curb heavy gridlocks in this rapidly growing city. Great use of technology, though - it is a free flow tolling system without toll gates, barriers or booths, no toll collectors and allows … Continue reading We’ve been saliked
Motorists in Dubai certainly marked the date 1st of July. It is not a cause for celebration as Canadians in Dubai celebrated Canada day, but it is the day that the inevitable road toll was introduced in the road history of any GCC country. Despite the blogs that screamed No to Salik, the lengthy, noisy … Continue reading Salik update