Dubai Police and the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA) have revealed a joint plan to manage the movement of transit means, road users, and pedestrians – covering key areas such as Burj Khalifa district and assets such as Dubai Metro – during the upcoming Eid-Al-Fitr holidays, due to start from 2 June for the public sector and 3 June for the private sector, with offices to resume on 9 June.
Eng Maitha bin Adai, chief executive officer of RTA's traffic and roads agency and head of traffic movement and operational plans handling, said: “RTA has charted out traffic and operation plans, and public transit means, to serve the needs of the public and road users.”
The plan covers movement to and from the Burj Khalifa district to Oud Metha Street through Al Asayel Street, or Zabeel Bridges through Happiness Street.
“It will also cover internal roads at Business Bay leading to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road to ease any pressure on Financial Center Street,” Adai explained.
She added that signals would be monitored and controlled on the Financial Centre Street and Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard to ease peak-hour vehicle movement.
Maj Gen Abdullah Ali Al Ghaithi, director general of Dubai Police’s department of protective security, and head of its events securing committee, added: “Traffic and road security patrols will be intensified to ease flow and avoid bottlenecks triggered by anticipated heavy traffic at those spots.
“The plan covers all highways, traffic corridors, and key roads leading to the Dubai International Airport, tourist spots, and malls.”
“Bus and taxi services at pick-up and drop-off points of Dubai Mall will be strictly managed," Adai said.
"A sufficient number of taxis will be deployed in the area during peak hours. The team comprises engineers and technical inspectors capable of coping with any emergencies during Eid-Al-Fitr.
"There will be full coordination with Dubai Police and Emaar to ensure the implementation of operational plans and required road closures.”
Additionally, Adai said the operation time of rail services during the Eid Al Fitr holidays would be as follows:
Dubai Metro Red Line timings:
- 3-6 June: 05:00am to 02:00am the following day
- Friday, 7 June: 10:00am to 02:00am the following day
- Saturday, 8 June: 05:00am to 02:00am of the following day.
Dubai Metro Green Line timings:
- 3-6 June: 05:30am to 02:00am the following day
- Friday, 7 June: 10:00 am to 02:00 am the following day
- Saturday, 8 June: 05:30am to 02:00am of the following day
Dubai Tram timings:
- 3-6 June: 06:00am to 01:00am the following day
- Friday, 7 June: 09:00am to 01:00am the following day
- Saturday, 8 June: 06:00am to 01:00am the following day