Abu Dhabi toll system to operate on four bridges from 2 January, 2020
Fees of AED4 per crossing will be levied on tolls only during peak hours from Saturdays to Thursdays with a daily cap of AED16
Abu Dhabi’s Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) and the Abu Dhabi Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) have announced on Twitter that the Abu Dhabi Toll Gate System will begin operations at four gates on four bridges – including the Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Al Maqta Bridge, and Musaffah Bridge – from 2 January, 2020.
According to the DMT, fees will be levied on tolls only during peak hours between 07:00am and 09:00am, and between 05:00pm and 07:00pm from Saturdays to Thursdays.
The toll gate fees will be AED4 per crossing, but will be capped at AED16 per day and AED200 per month for private vehicles.
The monthly rates will be capped at AED150 for the second privately owned vehicle, and at AED100 for every additional private vehicle.
The system aims to reduce congestion, with 327 additional buses purchased and almost 200 bus journeys in and out of the city added by the DMT.
#AbuDhabiDMT announces that #AbuDhabi Toll Gate System will start operating on 4 bridges from 2 Jan 2020, with fees to be levied only during peak hours, 7:00-9:00 AM and 5:00-7:00 PM Saturday to Thursday. pic.twitter.com/9q5CEc2XUL— Abu Dhabi DMT (@AbuDhabiDMT) December 22, 2019
Furthermore, UAE nationals who are aged 60 and older, as well as limited-income citizens, Emirati retirees, and people of determination, will be exempt from the toll fees.
In addition, taxis licensed in Abu Dhabi, towed vehicles, public buses, electric vehicles, certain government vehicles, and school buses will also be exempt.
According to the ITC, exemptions are valid for a year, and can be renewed.
No fees will be charged during off-peak hours, on Fridays, and on official public holidays.