Dubai’s Al Shindagha Tunnel will be closed on Saturday (September 26) from 12.30am until 8am, the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said. The tunnel’s stretch from Deira to Bur Dubai was temporarily shut on Friday from 12.30am to 10.30am.
Motorists are advised to take the Al Maktoum Bridge and Al Garhoud Bridge for their commute, the RTA added.
A delay in select bus routes is also expected because of the closure of the tunnel. Routes X13, X02, 8, 95, C01, C03, C07, C09, C18, E306 and X23 are likely to be affected, the authority said.
Closure of Al Shindagha Tunnel from Deira to Bur Dubai on Friday, September 25 from 12:30 AM to 10:30 AM and Saturday, September 26 from 12:30 AM until 8 AM. Please use Al Maktoum Bridge and Al Garhoud Bridge to reach your destinations.#RTA
The RTA has advised commuters to depart early on their trips. The tunnel was closed for a few hours last weekend too.