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New Year’s Eve: These roads will be closed in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah

New Year’s Eve: These roads will be closed in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard will close at 4pm (or when the car park reaches capacity).

The lower level of Financial Center Road will close at 4pm and Al Sukook Street at 8pm.

Al Asayel Road, which extends from Oud Metha Road and leads to the Burj Khalifa area, is scheduled to be closed at 4 p.m. for public buses and emergency vehicles.

Al Mustaqbal Street will be gradually closed between 2nd Za’abeel Road and Al Meydan Road from 4pm.

Additional police patrols will be deployed for the fireworks display at the Al Majaz waterfront in Sharjah city and the Khor Fakkan amphitheater in Khor Fakkan town.

Two bridges between Al Maryah Island and mainland Abu Dhabi will be closed from 11pm tonight until 12.30am tomorrow.

Police have also issued a ban on heavy vehicle traffic from 7am this morning until 7am tomorrow. During this period, heavy vehicles will not be allowed to enter Abu Dhabi Island or travel to and from the four bridges that connect Abu Dhabi Island to the mainland – Al Maqta Bridge, Musaffah Bridge, Sheikh Zayed Bridge and Sheikh Khalifa Bridge. Only heavy vehicles for logistics and support services are allowed.

Darb tolls will not be charged tomorrow as it is free in Abu Dhabi on Sunday.

Police patrols will be on call to manage the expected uptick in traffic. Motorists are advised to go early to locations where the fireworks are held tonight such as the Corniche, Yas Bay Waterfront, Al Maryah Island, Saadiyat Island, Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium and Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival in Al Wathba.

Police advise motorists to arrive at Al Marjan Island by 8pm to avoid traffic jams and to reserve a suitable spot in the designated viewing area of ​​Al Marjan Island – the main road leading to it will close at 10pm.

Up to 120 police patrols will be deployed on all important roads and intersections in Ras Al Khaimah, especially in the main celebration area on Al Marjan Island, which attracts tens of thousands of tourists from inside and outside the emirate to watch the annual New Year’s Eve fireworks.

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