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Dubai insurers liable for $1,843 'ambulance fee'

Fee to be paid by insurer on behalf of person that caused accident, Sheikh Hamdan announces

Dubai insurers liable for $1,843 'ambulance fee'

Insurers must pay an AED6,770 ($1,843) ambulance fee if drivers cause a crash, under a new decree issued by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai.

The new rules take effect from February 28, according to state news agency WAM.

The ambulance fee is to be charged by Dubai Police and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services.

The fee is to be levied on each casualty in a traffic accident when emergency and evacuation services are provided.

It will be collected from the insurance provider of the party that caused the accident, the statement said.

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