Violations of the road traffic regulations in UAE
The Arabian Emirates are quite a small country. That is why it is not so difficult to maintain order on the roads. Numerous speed guns and police patrols leave no chance to offenders.
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Beware of camels! They often enter the roads outside the cities! A camel in UAE is the same as a cow in India. The punishment for knocking down a camel stirs the imagination. The fine is equal to 5000 Euro.
Speed rate in the Emirates
A large number of speed guns and cameras are located practically on all parts of the road. The policemen very strictly follow the observation of the speed rate on roads.
- The maximum speed allowed within the limits of population centers is from 40 to 80 km/h depending on the road signs.
- The speed shall not be more than 120 km/h on highways and express roads. Remember about camels!
If you go over the speed limit, a fine will be imposed on you. It is necessary to pay the fine beforehand, within maximum two days before leaving the country.
Parking lots in UAE
There are quite many parking lots in the country. However, practically all of them are paid. In large cities, for example, in Dubai, it is possible to pay for a parking place by credit card. All parking spaces are automated. After paying for parking your car, you will get the parking voucher. After this, you are obliged to fix the voucher under the windscreen of your car so that it will be seen well.
In small towns, you will most often have to pay for the car park in cash. Take care of having them all the time. The cash machines are not located near all car parks. The average cost of parking hour within the whole country is from 2 to 4 Euro.
Allowed blood alcohol level
The authorities of the Emirates truly suppose that order must be in everything. In this country, a driver must be absolutely sober. No blood alcohol level is allowed but for 0 permille. The violation of this requirement can cause extremely serious problems such as:
- Imposition of a fine
Drunken driving for foreign drivers can result in the deportation and prohibition to visit the Arabian Emirates again within the whole life.
Road traffic regulations in UAE
There a few peculiarities of the road traffic regulations in the Emirates which every driver of a rented car must know and understand:
It is incredible but a fact. A driver can incur liability not only for drunken driving, but also for the carriage of alcohol beverages in his car.
Do not forget that the left-of-way rule is in force on the territory of the United Arabian Emirates.
- Passing through road intersections
Roundabouts are arranged on the intersections in the Emirates. The drivers, who are already on the interchange, have an advantage.
Cost of fuel in UAE
It is advised to hire a car in UAE simply because the prices for fuel in the country are practically the lowest all over the world:
- One lite of fuel 95 costs 0.65 Euro
- The price for one liter of fuel 98 is 0.73 Euro
- The cost of one liter of diesel fuel is 0.67 Euro.
Almost all fuel stations work in the automatic regime. The payment can be made by credit cards only.
Toll roads in the Arabian Emirates
A large number of toll roads are located on the territory of UAE. However, it is necessary to point out that their cost is not so high. It is from 3 to 5 Euro. Payment for the passage of such parts of the road is made by credit card in the automatic regime. There are specials machines at every running.
If you want to save money and refuse from toll roads, there are alternative variants at every route. The quality of free roads is simply perfect. The only difference between the two types of roads lies in the speed rate.