Posted by: englishdubai | July 18, 2007

So Salik Can Stay…


Salik is the new road toll that was introduced at the start of July as has been the topic of numerous posts from the UAE blogger community. As well as being a popular topic of conversations in the pub or over dinner. I have resisted the urge to comment so far while I continue to patiently wait for the PIN to my Salik account to arrive via SMS to me.

However, something did make me smile about Salik. While listening to my favourite Dubai talk radio station – 103.8m Eye on Dubai, they have a little segway which goes something like this:

Question:
“Where are you suppose to put your Salik sticker on your bike?”
Answer:
“On your helmet”

While photographic evidence would suggest the contrary and a nice Salik sticker obscuring a good proportion of the windshield would appear to be the solution:

I trust should other Emirates choose to implement their own road toll systems that they all use the same sticker – otherwise the only view out of the windscreen we will have will be very small indeed.

EDIT: As if by magic this morning I received an SMS from Salik informing me my balance was below 30AED – this was excellent. A quick phone call to the call center had me furnished with a PIN. Now if only their online re-charge was working I would be in Salik bliss.


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