The RTA reveals plans to manage Eid al-Adha traffic

More than 350,000 people per day are expected to visit Downtown Dubai

If you’re planning your Eid al-Adha weekend at the moment (and why wouldn’t you be, there’s so much cool stuff to do be getting up to across the city), then take note of travel plans across Dubai’s roads.

In order to avoid traffic problems around Downtown Dubai during the holiday, the RTA has unveiled its strategy for managing the roads.

As Dubai residents head out to celebrate the holiday weekend, the RTA says as many as 350,000 people a day will be visiting the area. The congestion is expected to be centred around The Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa, two of the city’s biggest tourist attractions.

“The plan covers Burj Khalifa district, where 30 directional signs will be installed to guide traffic and road users in several directions, be it from Oud Metha Street via Al Asayel Street, Zabeel Bridges via Happiness Street, or through the internal roads of the Business Bay to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road,” said Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of the RTA.

Principally, the objective is to ease pressure on traffic flowing around Financial Centre Street, and to make sure traffic keeps moving around peak times. That’s particularly relevant on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, which will be monitored continuously to ensure constant traffic movement.

The number of taxis hitting the street will also be increased by five percent (compared to last year), to make sure everyone can get out and about all weekend long, and not spend the holiday sitting in traffic.

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