Dubai Road Closure Update Post Storms

After the chaos of the storms the last few days we bring you the update on travel.

Following the unprecedented rainfall in UAE history, Dubai’s roads are experiencing significant water accumulation, prompting authorities to urge residents to stay home unless absolutely necessary. For those venturing out, it’s essential to exercise caution and be aware of the current road conditions. While efforts are underway to maintain traffic flow on major routes, drivers should anticipate delays and exercise patience. 

Taxi services and public buses are operational but may experience delays in reaching their destinations. The Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai has provided updates on accessible roads, although some may only be partially open. Overall, it’s advised to prioritise safety and avoid unnecessary travel until conditions improve.

Which Roads are Currently Open?

  • Airport Road (partially open)
  • Algeria Street
  • Al Asayel Street
  • Al Khail Road (from Garn Al Sabkha Street to Al Mustaqbal Street)
  • Al Khawaneej Street
  • Al Nahda Street
  • Al Qudra Road (from Emirates Road to Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road)
  • Al Wasl Road
  • Al Yalayis Street (partially open from Sheikh Zayed Road to Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street intersection)
  • Dubai – Al Ain Road
  • Emirates Road (partially at the Al Qudra intersection)
  • Oman Street
  • Our Metha Road (partially)
  • Ras Al Khor Road
  • Saih al Salam Street
  • Sheikh Rashid Road
  • Sheikh Zayed Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street (from Expo Road Intersection to Hessa Street)

In response to the unprecedented rainfall, the United Arab Emirates National Centre for Meteorology has confirmed that the country experienced its worst-ever weather event. In light of this, the Government of Dubai has taken proactive measures to ensure the safety and well-being of residents. The private sector has been urged to implement work-from-home policies until the end of the week, while government employees will also remain at home unless involved in relief efforts. 

Additionally, Dubai’s private schools, nurseries, and universities will continue to remain closed, with distance learning facilitated by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA). Efforts by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) are underway to address the traffic disruptions caused by the storm and restore smooth traffic flow across the city.

Stay safe out there, folks.

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