On Wednesday, the Integrated Transport Centre implemented a temporary ban on specific vehicles entering Abu Dhabi. This ban primarily targets heavy vehicles, including trucks and buses used for worker transportation to Abu Dhabi. The restriction is scheduled to be in effect from Friday, December 1, 2023, to Monday, December 4, 2023.
Restricted Entrances and Exemptions
Authorities have outlined that entrances, including Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Mussafah Bridge, and Al Maqta Bridge, will be off-limits to certain heavy vehicles during the specified period. However, vehicles used by public sanitation companies and logistic support services are exempt from this temporary truck ban, as highlighted by the authority.
Cautionary Measures and Compliance
The Integrated Transport Centre has urged road users to exercise caution and adhere to traffic rules and regulations during this period of temporary restrictions.
Union Day Holidays and Work Arrangements
Extended Weekend and Remote Work
These temporary restrictions align with the celebration of UAE Union Day holidays. Both government and private sector employees are poised to enjoy an extended weekend from December 2 to 4, with normal work resuming on December 5 (Tuesday). Public sector employees will be working remotely on Friday, December 1.
Sheikh Zayed Festival Highlights: Vehicles
Exciting Lineup for the 52nd National Day
The Sheikh Zayed Festival has unveiled a captivating lineup of grand, unique, and highly anticipated events, activities, and shows in honor of the 52nd National Day. The festival promises a dynamic array of celebrations, including the Union Parade, fireworks displays, drone shows, Emirates Fountain performances, the International Civilisations Parade, and various cultural, heritage, and entertainment festivities.
Enchanting Celebrations and Geometric Illuminations
From thrilling competitions to dazzling prizes, the 52nd Union Day celebrations aim to enchant visitors throughout the festival. The Union Parade, scheduled for December 3rd, embodies a national image expressing patriotism and a deep sense of belonging to the nation and its leadership.
City Illuminations by Abu Dhabi City Municipality
Spirit of National Day Through Lights
The Abu Dhabi City Municipality has adorned the streets with 4,800 lights. Geometric shapes grace key locations such as Abu Dhabi Corniche Street and main highways, including Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Sheikh Zayed Street, and Airport Street. These diverse yet harmonious designs symbolize the nation’s spirit and joy during National Day celebrations.