There are no physical toll gates or any kind of barriers or booth at the Salik system. The traffic is allowed to move without any hurdles at a particular speed per distance.
There are two polling points at Salik, one is at the Sheikh Zayed Road and the other is at the Al Garhoud Bridge. When the vehicle passes through the Salik toll point, the toll credit AED 4, is removed from the sticker that is on your car’s windscreen. This sticker is readable by the toll’s computer.
Every vehicle should have that sticker on its windscreen. The driver does not have to stop for the computer to read the tag, it can automatically read when the vehicle passes by. Car owners have to buy the pre-paid machine readable stickers and get them fixed on their cars. Whenever their car will pass through the toll the toll charges will get subtracted.
Note: if any vehicle owner does not have a Salik tag he is charged with the fine of Dh100, but if the tag is available but there is no credit in it then he has to pay Dh.50 as fine.
Opening a Salik road toll account
The Salik account can be opened at any Dubai Islamic Bank's many branches, Emirates Bank's or ENOC, EPCO and Emirate petrol stations in Dubai. But before you open an account make sure you have bought the Salik tag.
Note: Salik Tag is not affected by the weather changes or the speed of the passing vehicle.