Traffic nightmare in Dubai’s Discovery Gardens


By Anjana Kumar, Staff Reporter  XPRESS

Dubai: After living for 12 years in The Gardens, Karina Clarkson, 40, is now looking to move out. The daily traffic gridlock in the community has left the British expat with few options.

Every morning, it takes Clarkson around 40 minutes to cover a mere 1.5 km stretch from her apartment in building (No 99) to the Shaikh Zayed Road exit.

In the evening it’s the same story all over again with the traffic snarls building up here as early as 5.30pm.

“Again I end up spending nearly a quarter of an hour to cover this small distance.

Clarkson said she has taken a week’s leave to hunt for another house. “I am definitely moving out. I cannot do this anymore. My day begins with a lot of uncertainty. I have to drop off my daughter at a school in Jumeirah. When she started school three years ago, I would leave home at 7am and reach her school by 8am. Now I start at 6.45am and still end up reaching the school late. More info