His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, has issued Executive Council Resolution No (15) of 2016, which approves the fees for a number of services provided by Dubai Police.
The Resolution stipulates that Dubai Police can charge for services listed in the table of fees annexed to this Resolution.
Charges for services
These services include :
- transporting light and heavy vehicles and motorbikes from one place to another in the emirate,
- moving light and heavy vehicles, cranes, containers and other similar vehicles off the road, and
- detaining light and heavy vehicles at their designated areas.
The Resolution further outlines newly introduced fees for services such as:
- issuing certificates and permits as well as inspecting traffic accident sites.
A Media Office spokeswoman told The National that the table of fees related to the new resolutions will be published in the Official Gazette.
Ambulance Services charge
Dubai Police and Dubai Corporation for Ambulance Services charge a fee of AED 6,770 for emergency and evacuation services provided to each casualty in a traffic accident, which will be collected from the insurance provider of the party that caused the accident, Khaleej Times has reported.
Airport service charges
The police and ambulance services are not the only one to levy charges on customers and residents, but earlier this year, Dubai and Sharjah Airports also introduced a charge on using the airport services.
- Passengers using the Dubai airport will now have to pay a fee of Dh35.
As per the resolution, every passenger leaving the UAE from any of Dubai’s airports, including transit passengers, will be charged Dh35 as a service fee for using airport facilities.
The resolution exempts passengers below two years, cabin crew from paying the fee in addition to transit passengers whose arrival and departure flight number is the same.
Airlines operating in Dubai airports are tasked with collecting the fee while issuing tickets, whether in the UAE or outside the country, effective March 1 2016 for flights departing Dubai’s airports after June 30, 2016.
The collected fees will be transferred to Dubai Airports, and subsequently to the Dubai government public treasury.
The resolution aims to improve Dubai’s airport infrastructure and boost its capacity, which is set to reach 100 million passengers by 2023.
- Soon after Sharjah added a Dh35 fee for those traveling out of its international airport.
The fee mirrors the one announced by Dubai on March 30. It’s a charge on passengers transiting through or leaving by Sharjah International Airport. Children under two years and flight crews will be exempt.
Dubai court service charges
Earlier in 2015, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai Ruler, had issued a law on judicial fees in Dubai courts.
Law no. 21 for 2015 on the judicial fees in Dubai courts aimed at regulating the fees imposed by the courts of law in Dubai for the proceedings services in civil cases, claims and cassations.
The law authorises the Executive Council of Dubai to amend the fees by means of a resolution. It details provisions for the cases, claims and cassation which are exempted from the court fee.
It states that in case of a dispute regarding the quantum of fees, it shall be referred to the judge of the relevant court whose decision shall be final and irrevocable. The court, however, may reconsider the amount of fees to be collected.