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RTA announces street closures for New Year’s Eve in Dubai

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The closures will continue until the end of the event

The RTA announced the closure of certain streets in Downtown Dubai as part of preparations for the upcoming New Year’s Eve celebrations.

On December 31, Al Asayel Road will be closed from Oud street to Al Meydan street from 4pm to be used for public transportation and emergency vehicles.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard street will also be closed from 4pm, once the parking is full. The RTA called on those with reservations in the area to ensure arrival before 4pm to avoid any inconvenience.

Meanwhile, Financial Center Road will be closed from 4pm, while Al Sukook Street will close at 8pm. Future Street will be closed in the crossing between Business Bay street and Financial Center street in phases between 6-8pm until the end of the event.

The closures will continue until the end of the event, and will take place through the distribution and presence of the RTA operational team in all locations, which will be equipped with all the requirements for the closure process and in cooperation with Dubai Police.

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The authority also noted that the Burj Khalifa station will be closed from 5pm on December 31 until 6am on January 1.

A regular pedestrian crossing zone will be set up on Sheikh Zayed Road near the Burj Khalifa metro station to allow pedestrians to cross Sheikh Zayed Road in a safe manner.