Switching jobs? Well you might have to budget for an unexpected cost before you do so as a new smart government programme in Dubai means you need to pay all of your traffic fines before your residency will be transferred from one employer to another.

Lt. Colonel Faisal Mohammed Al Shimmari, Executive Director of the Ministry of Interior’s Smart Government Programme, pointed out the new development for residents, urging people to use eServices (by entering their Emirates ID details) to pay fines before trying to switch jobs.


From last October until this September 133,973 fine payments were made using the government’s smart UAE-MOI smartphone app. Another great app to streamline payments is Dubai Smart Government’s mPay app, which allows you to pay Etisalat, du, Dubai Customs, RTA, Dubai Cares, Al Jalila, Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police and Dewa all with the click of a button in the app.

Another update to the government’s smart service is that you can now see the images taken when you get a speeding fine by radar (so smile!).

“Customers are able to review the nature of the violation alongside the time and date of its occurrence through the Ministry’s website and smart app,” noted Al Shimmari.

Plus, you can now also pay Dubai Police traffic fines in cash or by card at almost 1,000 e-kiosks across the UAE as all Max Box Middle East kiosks now host Dubai Police payments.