Salik at a glance
Salik Company P.J.S.C. was established through the issuance of Law No. (12) of 2022. It was formerly part of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and has operated as Dubai’s exclusive road toll system since 2007. Salik announced its intention to float 24.9% of its total issued share capital on the Dubai Financial Market (“DFM”) and was officially listed on the DFM on the 29th of September 2022.
Salik currently operates eight toll gates along parts of Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai’s premier traffic corridor, Al Maktoum Bridge, as well as the Airport Tunnel, enabling the fluid movement of 3.7 million registered vehicles. In 2022, 539 million journeys were made through the Salik toll gates, which includes tourists making their way to Dubai’s many attractions, or residents efficiently travelling as part of daily life. Salik operates through a 49-year concession agreement with the RTA under which it has the exclusive right to operate and collect tolls from the existing Salik gates and any future gates. Salik has the right to pursue additional opportunities beyond the regulated business.
Registered vehicles as of 31 December 2022
2022 total trips
2020-2022 net toll traffic CAGR (2013-2019: 5.5%)1
Concession duration (From 1 July 2022)
AED 1.9 billion
H2 2022 EBITDA margin (from start of concession)2
H2 2022 capital expenditure-to-revenue (from start of concession)3
H2 2022 free cash flow margin (from start of concession)4
1Net toll traffic refers to total trips minus discounted trips (unpaid trips including taxis without passengers, exempted vehicles, gate-specific free time and discounts, and multiple violations and other).
2EBITDA margin is profit for the period, excluding the impact of finance cost, finance income, depreciation, and amortisation expense, expressed as a percentage of revenue.
3Capital expenditure refers to the purchase of property and equipment.
4Free cash flow is net cash flows from operating activities less purchases of property and equipment plus proceeds from the sale of property and equipment, expressed as a percentage of revenue.