Dubai New Year’s Eve road closures announced


By Staff

DUBAI // Several roads in Dubai will be closed at various points on Thursday ahead of the emirate’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

2Areas surrounding Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Residence will be affected by the security measures, in place to reduce traffic flow.

Al Saada Street in Murooj Rotana, heading towards Burj Khalifa, will be closed from 6pm. Access to the Zabeel intersection on Al Saada Street will be shut off from 8pm, with access to Emirates Towers roundabout, leading towards Al Saada Street, closed at 10pm.

Al Asayel Street will be closed from 4pm although buses and VIPs will have access.

Burj Khalifa Boulevard will be closed anywhere from 6 to 8pm while Burj Khalifa metro station will be shut between 10pm and 6am.

Anyone heading to the main celebrations at the Burj Khalifa via Dubai International Financial Centre, Business Bay and Burj Khalifa metro stations will have access to walkways leading to the festivities.

There will also be thousands of extra parking spots available at various venues throughout the night, with 8,000 in Meydan alone. Dubai World Trade Centre, Zabeel Park and Al Jafiliya Eid prayer grounds will also offer spaces and there will be free shuttle buses and facilities for those with special needs.

Dubai Police chief Maj Gen Khamis Al Muzaina reminded the public to avoid driving to areas where major events are being held to avoid congestion.

In case of emergencies the Maj also asked people to call 999 or visit one of 16 sites that will be available on the evening.

For other enquiries on the night people can call 901.

Further information can also be found on Twitter using the hashtag #MyDubaiNewYear.