Specific trafic rules
in Dubai

The traffic is right-handed
  • 1
    Seat belts are mandatory for all of the passengers.
  • 2
    It is forbidden to use a cell phone, to put on makeup, and to smoke while driving
  • 3
    Priority on traffic circles is given to vehicles driving in a circle, unless otherwise indicated on the appropriate road signs.
  • 4
    A child seat is compulsory for passengers under the age of 10. The front seat can be used only for passengers aged at least 10 years old.
  • 5
    You should not stop on the highway without a good reason
  • 6
    If there is a traffic jam on the main road, it is customary to pass cars entering from a secondary road in a chess order
  • 7
    If you are standing at an intersection with yellow perimeter markings and you see a traffic jam on the other side, you should not drive, even if the traffic light is green for you, until the jam has cleared.
  • 8
    Although the UAE has right-hand traffic, drivers must pay attention to the obstacle on their left, not on their right, when driving.
  • 9
    Most parking lots are chargeable and cost about 2 AED per hour. Paid parkings at the entrance are equipped with a barrier and a special machine, which gives a ticket. Payment is usually made at the exit, so you should not lose the ticket you received at the entrance.
  • 10
    There are general speed limits in the country: 40 km/h on small streets, 60-80 km/h on main roads and 100-120 km/h on highways. Mostly the speed limit is regulated by road signs. It is forbidden both to exceed the speed limit and to drive slower than the set limit, if there is one on the given road section.
  • 11
    There is a buffer of 20km/h in all Emirates except Abu Dhabi. A speed buffer means a driver is not charged a fine unless they go 20 km/h above the set limit. Be careful when driving to Abu Dhabi, there is no such buffer there.
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