Dubai is gearing up for a spectacular New Year’s Eve celebration, with strategic road closures to ensure the safety and smooth flow of festivities. Over 10,000 dedicated police officers and volunteers will be on duty, securing 32 key locations, including iconic spots like Hatta, Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab, and Festival City. Here are the details you need to know before December 31st.
What Roads Are To Be Closed & Diverted?
Starting at 4 pm on December 31, key roads such as Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Al Asayel Road, and parts of the Financial Road will be closed, rerouting traffic to the bustling Sheikh Zayed Road. The artery of Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, will witness a complete closure at 9 pm, adding an extra layer of security to the celebrations.
Alternative Routes & Public Transportation
Alternative routes like Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed, Emirates, and Al Wasl roads will be open for smooth navigation. Additionally, the RTA recommends embracing public transportation, with the Dubai Metro and Bus operating non-stop for an impressive 40 hours.
Dubai Metro & Bus On Overdrive For 40 Continuous Hours
For those opting for public transport, both the Dubai Metro and Tram will be at your service. The Dubai Metro will run continuously from 8 am on December 31 until the end of January 1, while the Tram will operate from 9 am on December 31 until 1 am on January 2. To sweeten the deal, the RTA plans to deploy 230 buses free of charge during this period.
Where Can You Find Free Parking?
To ensure hassle-free parking for celebrators, the RTA has arranged approximately 900 additional parking spaces in Al Wasl and Al Jafiliya. Attendees can park securely and conveniently, enjoying the festivities without the worry of finding a parking spot.
As well as three Dubai Metro stations—Centrepoint Metro Station in Rashidiya, Jabel Ali Metro Station in Jebel Ali, and Etisalat by e& Metro Station in Al Qusais—offer free parking. Simply scan your gold or silver nol card at the entrance, and it will automatically validate your parking. When you’re ready to leave, just scan your nol card at the exit, and you’re good to go.
Dubai is all set to bid farewell to the year with a bang, and with these arrangements, residents and visitors alike can revel in the festivities hassle-free. Cheers to a joyous and safe New Year’s Eve in Dubai!
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