By Faisal Masudi, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: Residents commuting from Sharjah to Dubai fear a return to pre-2008 conditions that forced them to leave home before dawn to beat the morning rush hour.
There is concern those days might be returning as a fast-growing UAE economy and regional unrest draws more people to the UAE. Detours and road improvement works on main arteries like Emirates Road and Sharjah Ring Road are also causing traffic snarls.
Commuters complained that they are having to rise earlier to make it to work on time because of heavy traffic on Dubai-Sharjah roads.
During the property boom, some motorists left home when it was still dark and slept in their cars after reaching their workplaces.
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