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Dubai Road Toll

Dubai Road Toll
A satellite image showing the locations of the two Salik toll gates at Garhoud Bridge and Al Barsha, near the Mall of the Emirates.
Dubai Road Toll
The Al Garhoud toll gate. Garhoud Bridge was clearer than usual on Sunday as commuters took alternative routes to bypass the tolls.
Dubai Road Toll
A Dubai resident holds up a Salik tag to be placed on a car's dashboard. Salik vendors on Sunday reported high tag sales on the first day of toll operations.
Dubai Road Toll
Salik tags are detected by sensors at toll gates, charging drivers AED4 to enter the 'congestion zone' along Sheikh Zayed Road.
Dubai Road Toll
Taxis in Dubai were forced to take alternative routes on Sunday after their Salik tags did not arrive on time. Drivers face fines if they do not buy and display a Salik sticker.
Dubai Road Toll
Cars drive under the Al Barsha toll gate sign on Sheikh Zayed Road before the toll's July 1 launch. (Karim Sahib/AFP/Getty Images)