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Traffic Movement Management Plan For The New Year’s Event
(27 December 2017)


The Roads and Transport Authority (The Traffic Movement Management and Operational Plans Handling during Official & Annual Events Team) in coordination with the Dubai Events Security Committee and Emaar, has finalised preparations for managing the traffic movement for the New Year’s event. A well-rehearsed traffic plan has been put together for the area, especially in Burj Khalifa District.

Engineer Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency cum of Head of Traffic Movement Management and Operational Plans Handling during Official & Annual Events Team, said, “All public transit means in Dubai will be monitored through the Enterprise Control & Command Center (EC3) of the RTA. The Center will be in direct coordination with the Main Traffic Lights Control Center and the Operation Rooms of Dubai Police, Emaar. RTA’s team will be at site as well as the control centres.

“The Plan comprises five pillars oriented to ensure a smooth traffic flow, and focus on RTA’s public transit means as well as other services. The Plan will be managed in full coordination with the Police, Emaar and other stakeholders with the aim of making concerted efforts towards the success of the event,” continued Maitha.

First Pillar: Road Closure and Timings

The Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard will be closed between 05:00 pm to 08:00 pm (once the parking area is full). Holders of bookings at the Boulevard area are required to come before 05:00 pm.

The Financial Center Street and Al Sukuk Street will be closed at 08:00 pm. Al Asayel Street will be closed (from Oud Metha Street to the Financial Centre Street) starting from 04:00 pm for the exclusive use of public transport and emergency vehicles.

Al Sa’ada Street will be closed as follows:

At 06:00 pm: Closure of the intersection of Al Murooj Rotana leading to Burj Khalifa and the tunnel
08:00 pm: Closure of Emirates Towers intersection

“These closures will be made through RTA’s operational teams at site in all locations and will be fitted with the required logistics for closure operations in collaboration with the Dubai Police,” said Maitha.

“The metro riders may please note that Burj Khalifa Station will be closed at 10:00 pm and two crossing points will be specified for pedestrians to properly cross the Sheikh Zayed Road nearby the Burj Khalifa MS, and the Business Bay MS. The crossing will be conducted under the supervision of police officers and RTA’s operational team to ensure an orderly crossing of the Sheikh Zayed Road and fend off jaywalkers,” she added.

Second Pillar: Public transport service

Maitha said that 170 buses would be operated to lift visitors from the event venue to the outside, specifically to the metro stations to facilitate their exit. This bus service would be free of charge to commute the public on specified routes as follows:

90 buses on Sheikh Zayed Road in the direction of the Financial Center to lift the public from Burj Khalifa Metro station to Al Jafiyia Station and Mankhool Prayer yard.
20 buses on Sheikh Zayed Road heading to Abu Dhabi to lift riders from Burj Khalifa Metro station to Noor Islamic Bank Metro Station.
35 buses to lift riders from the Financial Center Street to the parking lots of Al Wasl Club, Jafiliya and Deira City Center.
20 buses on Financial Center Street to lift riders to the parking of Al Jafiliya Station and Al Mankhool Prayer yard.
5 buses to lift riders nearby Dubai Water Canal to Noor Islamic Bank Metro station.

Maitha anticipated that about 23,100 riders would be lifted during the departure time, between 00:00 (midnight) and 4:00 am.

Third Pillar: Additional parking slots and Taxi Services

Around 4000 parking slots outside the event area will be provided to the public to use when moving from and to the site of the event through commuter buses in operation as follows:

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