Is­sues with un­used Sa­lik bal­ance RTA’s re­sponse

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7 DAYS -

I had the un­for­tu­nate sit­u­a­tion of be­ing told by Sa­lik that the funds sit­ting un­used in my hus­band’s ac­count can­not be trans­ferred to my new Sa­lik ac­count (or any fam­ily mem­ber). They kindly in­formed us that any money sit­ting in his ac­count will re­main there for five years, but when we said that he will no longer have a car reg­is­tered in his name they replied with “sorry you will not get a re­fund”. So buyer be­ware - if you sell your car and you have a bal­ance in your Sa­lik ac­count you will lose it. I am rather disgusted with how you have to pay taxes (tolls) wher­ever you go but when you no longer have a ve­hi­cle you are not en­ti­tled to get your money back. Kim Dubai

RTA RE­SPONSE: The pro­ce­dure fol­lowed in us­ing Sa­lik bal­ance states that it be­longs to a sin­gle Sa­lik ac­count owner and he/she is re­spon­si­ble for util­is­ing this bal­ance wisely in or­der to avoid for­feit­ing it. Ahmed Dubai

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