Traffic violation, traffic fines
Different Emirates had announced discount schemes last year, either based on how early you pay them or if you pay them within a given deadline. Picture used for illustrative purposes only. Image Credit: Virendra Saklani/Gulf News

Dubai: If you have any pending fines that you incurred while driving in Sharjah, January 20 is the last day that you may be able to benefit from a 50 per cent. The discount was announced by Sharjah Police on November 29, 2022, for fines that were issued before December 1, 2022. Here are the details you need to know.

Which violations does the discount apply to?

According to the announcement by Sharjah Police, motorists can benefit from a 50 per cent discount on traffic fines, as well as the cancellation of the impoundment of vehicles and black points. The reduction applies to all traffic violations committed in the emirate of Sharjah, except for serious violations.

The discount covers fines issued before December 1 and motorists have until January 20, 2023, to pay the fines.

You can take advantage of the relief offered by the police on fines by paying through the Sharjah police website -, through the Ministry of Interior app 'MOI UAE', which is available for both Apple and Android devices, or at the ‘Sahl’ payment kiosks, which are located in shopping malls and public places.

Abu Dhabi – up to 35 per cent discount

Apart from fines in Sharjah, motorists can also benefit financially if they pay off fines early in Abu Dhabi.

As per the announcement by Abu Dabi Police, if you pay off a fine within 60 days of it being issued, you get a discount of 35 per cent. However, if you miss the two-month window, you can still get a discount of 25 per cent if you pay the fine within a year.

To avail the service, you need to hold a credit card or debit card from any one of the five banks affiliated with Abu Dhabi Police for this scheme.

1. First Abu Dhabi Bank
2. Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank
3. Mashreq Bank
4. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank
5. Emirates Islamic Bank

Apart from a discount on the fines, you can also avail an offer of breaking down bigger fines into monthly installments in Abu dhabi. To know more, read our detailed guides on the fine discounts here and on the installment service here.

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