RTA reveals traffic plan for Dubai Tour 2018

Transport authority suggest alternative routes to avoid temporary road closures during premier cycling event

RTA reveals traffic plan for Dubai Tour 2018

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed its plan for organising the 6th Dubai Tour 2018, with a number of alternative routes suggested to avoid temporary road closures.

The Dubai Tour comprises five stages over five consecutive days from February 6-10 with the action starting at 11.10am and continuing until 3.30pm daily.

The entire race spans 870 km starting from Dubai to taking in all emirates of the UAE.

Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, said: “The role of the RTA is to ensure the success of this mega event. For this purpose, we are coordinating with a host of public and private entities including Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Police, and UAE Cycling Federation to ensure the safety of participants and road users through onsite operational teams.

“Necessary coordination to manage the traffic has been made with organizers, and the Tour will not take more than 10 minutes in each sector of the roads through which competitors pass, following which the traffic will be back to normal as per planned stages and timing.”

Stage 1 on Tuesday February 6 spans 167 km. It starts from Skydive Dubai at King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street and ends at Palm Jumeirah. It passes through Umm Suqeim Street, Al Khail Road, internal streets of Motor City, Al Qudra Road, Emirates Road (Sheikh Hamdan Complex and the Global Village), Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road, Mohammed bin Zayed Road, JAFZA Street, internal streets of Jebel Ali Port in the direction of Sheikh Zayed Road, Qarn Al Sabkha Street, Al Worood Street, First Al Khail Road, Al Khamila Street, First Al Khail Road, Hessa Street, service road of Sheikh Zayed Road, and terminate at Palm Jumeirah. More info

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