Thursday, 7 February 2008

More happy news from the Dubai RTA

"As you may be aware, the RTA have announced today that from tomorrow (Fri, 8th Feb 2008), motorists in the Al Garhoud area of Deira are expected to face massive traffic jams due to the closure of a key road leading towards Al Garhoud Bridge and Bur Dubai.

Part of the road and bridge leading towards Al Garhoud Bridge from Casablanca Road and Al Rebat Road will be closed from Friday (See attached). There is no date given to say when the road would re-open to traffic.

Due to the closure of this major approach road, motorists can expect massive traffic congestion on the Deira side and roads near Dubai International Airport. Traffic going to dozens of schools in the Al Garhoud areas will also be affected while passengers travelling to and from the airport will also face long delays.

While motorists will be able to drive through Al Garhoud Bridge towards Casablanca Road (which leads to Dubai International Airport) and Al Rebat Road, which leads towards Festival City, Rashidiya and Al Ramool areas, they will not be able to use the same roads to come back to Al Garhoud Bridge.

Motorists coming from the airport either will have to take the Al Maktoum Bridge, the Floating Bridge or the Business Bay Bridge to reach Shaikh Zayed Road and Bur Dubai.

Given the above, we would be grateful if you could proactively update our customers and advise them to use alternative routes and to leave extra early if travelling to/from the airport.

Thank you."

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