The Dubai Metro will be operational until 1am for New Year's Eve.
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DUBAI – Traffic is expected to build up in and around Dubai for New Year’s Eve celebrations in the emirate, and authorities have set up plans to manage traffic flow.
Here are 8 important things you need to know:
Certain roads, particularly those near the Burj Khalifa, will be closed to motorists at specific times. Check out when they will be closed:
Al Asayel Street: 4pm
Al Sukuk Street: 8pm
Al Sa’ada/Happiness Street: 6pm
Emirates Towers intersection: 8pm
Financial Center Street: 8pm
Intersection of Al Murooj Rotana toward Burj Khalifa/tunnel: 6pm
Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard: 5pm to 8pm or once parking area is full
Oud Metha Street to Financial Centre Street: 4pm
Burj Khalifa Station: 10pm
Red Line: 5am until midnight
Green Line: 5:30am until midnight
Once roads are closed, pedestrians can cross Sheikh Zayed Road through the Burj Khalifa Metro Station and Business Bay Metro Station.
The RTA is deploying 170 public buses to give free rides for commuters from midnight to 4am. Remember these pick up points and routes:
Burj Khalifa Metro Station to Jafliya Station
Burj Khalifa Metro Station to Mankhool Prayer yard
Burj Khalifa Metro Station to Noor Islamic Bank Metro Station
Financial Centre Street to Al Wasl Club parking lots
Financial Centre Street to Jafliya Station parking lots
Financial Centre Street to Deira City Center
Financial Centre Street to Al Mankhool Prayer yard
Dubai Water Canal to Noor Islamic Bank Metro Station
The RTA has created 4,000 additional parking slots for the public in areas near Burj Khalifa and other exhibition sites. Here’s where you can get more parking slots:
Al Wasl Club: 1,000 parking slots
Dubai Water Canal: 1,000 parking slots
Eid Musalla t Mankhool: 1,500 parking slots
General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs, Al Jafiliya: 500 parking slots
Pedestrian bridges on the Dubai Water Canal and elevators will be closed to the public. The pedestrian walkway on Sheikh Zayed Road above the Water Canal will also be closed.
The RTA urges motorists and commuters to use alternative roads in the run-up to New Year’s Eve. For inquiries on traffic plans in Dubai, the public can call toll free number 8009090.
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