New Year's Eve preparations at Downtown Dubai.


Dubai New Year’s Eve traffic plan revealed: police on road closures, Metro timings and more


DUBAI – The Dubai Police has revealed plans as the emirate prepared to welcome thousands of onlookers for New Year fireworks at the Burj Khalifa.

Here’s the plan

Registration for access

Property developer Emaar announced that visitors will need to register for access to Downtown Dubai through the U By Emaar app. Visitors, including Emaar Boulevard residents, hotel guests and restaurant guests, must log on to the U By Emaar app and follow the steps for access to all locations in Downtown Dubai. After successfully registering, guests will receive individual QR codes that will be used to gain access to Downtown Dubai on New Year’s Eve. Read full details

Dubai road closures

Al Asayel Road (From Oud Street to Al Meydan Street)
Closed from 4pm onwards on December 31

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard
Closed from 4pm onwards

Financial Centre Road
Closed from 4pm onwards

Al Sukook Street
Closed from 8pm onwards

Al Mustaqbal Street (between Business Bay street and Financial Centre street)
Closed from 6pm onwards

Roads will reopen once the New Year fireworks end

Dubai Police and Dubai Civil Defence presence

– More than 585 Civil Defence officers will be deployed

– 21 Civil Defence Stations will be set up near celebration sites

– 71 firetrucks and rescue vehicles will be deployed

Public transport timings

Dubai Tram
From 6am on December 31 to 1am on January 2

Dubai Metro

Red Line – From 5am on December 31 to 1am on January 2

Green Line – From 5:30am on December 31 to 1am on January 2

Burj Khalifa Station – Closed from 5pm on December 31 until 6am on January 1

Pedestrian crossing

A pedestrian crossing zone will be set up on Sheikh Zayed Road near Burj Khalifa metro station
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