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Decree states Dubai force will soon start charging for services
Dubai Police are to start charging the public for some of its services, including dealing with traffic accidents.
The move was agreed by HH Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, according to a statement by Dubai Media Office.
The money made from the fees would be ploughed back into the force to “further develop and enhance services provided to its customers”, it added.
However, the statement did not say how much the fees would be or when they would come in.
Earlier this year, Sheikh Hamdan issued a similar decree saying that the ambulance service could bill people Dhs6,770 for attending crashes. The fee would be covered by the person’s insurance company, a move that prompted experts to warn premiums would go up.
In yesterday’s statement, the media office said Executive Council Resolution No (15) of 2016 “approves the fees for a number of services provided by Dubai Police”.
It said the types of services to be charged include transporting light and heavy vehicles.
The statement added that moving motorbikes from one place to another and detaining light and heavy vehicles would need to be paid for. It added: “The Resolution further outlines newlyintroduced fees for services such as issuing certificates and permits as well as inspecting traffic accident sites.”
The statement by Dubai Media Office ended by saying the resolution would be valid from the date of its publication in the Official Gazette. email@example.com