DUBAI // The first day of school was met with frustration as traffic was at a standstill on major roads in Dubai.
“Been sat in this Dubai traffic on Oud Metha road for an hour. I’ve moved maybe 1km. I left home an hour early but I’m still not at work,” tweeted @Nikki_Holder.
“15 minutes to travel 26km to Media City from home and 15 minutes to [go] 1km within Media City to office,” wrote @ArshadZaheer.
School buses and parents rushing to get their children to class on time was the main reason behind most of the delays.
“School rush starts with schools opening up. Mums/dads running late. Has to be a practical alternative,” said @SophiaAhmed.
“Oh no, its back to school traffic,” @MerlinBangera tweeted. “Kids in the buses looking as glum and sleepy as the grown-ups in their cars.” More info