Hi, just some food for thought..
Todays papers are all screaming about how SZR is now a dream to drive on, and how Salik has actually made a difference to Dubai traffic.
Also, Thursday was the last working day for a large number of schools, which every year means a 2 month period of slightly lighter traffic.
Putting both together, I would say that Sunday's better traffic situation was also because of the fact that there were fewer cars on the road, and not only because people didn't want to cough up the 4 bucks per gate.
So, assuming people get their cards all activated in a month or less, and all the regular road users etc. are back in action by the end of summer, can we expect things to be more or less as they were, just more expensive? Can be sure all school buses will use SZR coz they don't have to pay the toll anyway.
Oh yeah, and I live in AUH..