Are you planning to take a trip to Dubai? Are you planning to move to Dubai for a new job? Perhaps you already live in Dubai and will soon be able to drive in that country? If your answer to any of these questions is yes, there is another question you should consider. Will you be driving? If so, then you should be prepared to drive very carefully.

Those who are planning to drive in this nation should be aware of Dubai traffic fines that are enforced by the local law enforcement officers. In the first six months of this year Dubai police officers had issued nearly 4,000 citations to drivers who simply had unclear license plates. In all fairness the police officers who sensed that drivers had not intended to break the law were let off with a warning, but the sheer number of tickets that have been issued is proof that the Dubai police are watching the streets very closely as they look for drivers who violate the law.

Dubai Traffic Fines

This would be a good time to look at a few of Dubai traffic fines and how much they would cost a driver. These fines are taken from the website of the Dubai Police and are current as of this writing.

Dubai Traffic Fines List 2023

Nature Of Violation Code Amount Of Fine
Dangerous Driving 3141 1,000 AED
Evading a police officer 3017 800 AED
Driving incident resulting in death 3235 Judge determines fine
Causing damage to another vehicle 3230 Judge determines fine
Parking in a "no parking" area 3129 1,000 AED
Driving without a fastened seat belt 3058 400 AED
Allowing a child under 10 years of age to ride in the front seat 3137 400 AED
Failure to pull over for emergency vehicles 3021 500 AED
Failure to cede right of way to pedestrians 3127 500 AED
Failure to follow traffic signs 3138 500 AED
Driving with a license issued by a foreign country (when not allowed) 3006 400 AED
Parking illegally on road shoulder (non-emergency) 3224 200 AED
Broken signal lights 3161 200 AED
No license plates 3156 1000 AED

Fine amounts are posted in United Arab Emirates (AED). As of this writing one AED had about the same value as 27 US cents. Therefore a fine of 400 AED would be approximately $109 US dollars. There are of course incarceration periods for serious violations of the law, ranging from 7 days to about one month. Judges are free to impose longer sentences for severe violations of Dubai traffic laws in addition to the fines. The police in Dubai also have the authority to impound vehicles in some instances. From January 2014 to July 2014 the Dubai police have already impounded over 170 vehicles.

Please keep in mind that this information is not intended to alarm you. Dubai is a wonderful place to visit and most people enjoy their time without any incident. This information is presented so that you may understand the various types of Dubai traffic fines and their corresponding amounts.