RTA reveals traffic plan for Dubai Tour 2018

Transport authority suggest alternative routes to avoid temporary road closures during premier cycling event
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By Staff writer
Thu 01 Feb 2018 04:37 PM

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed its plan for organising the 6th Dubai Tour 2018, with a number of alternative routes suggested to avoid temporary road closures.

The Dubai Tour comprises five stages over five consecutive days from February 6-10 with the action starting at 11.10am and continuing until 3.30pm daily.

The entire race spans 870 km starting from Dubai to taking in all emirates of the UAE.

Maitha Bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, said: “The role of the RTA is to ensure the success of this mega event. For this purpose, we are coordinating with a host of public and private entities including Dubai Sports Council, Dubai Police, and UAE Cycling Federation to ensure the safety of participants and road users through onsite operational teams.

"Necessary coordination to manage the traffic has been made with organizers, and the Tour will not take more than 10 minutes in each sector of the roads through which competitors pass, following which the traffic will be back to normal as per planned stages and timing.”

Stage 1 on Tuesday February 6 spans 167 km. It starts from Skydive Dubai at King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street and ends at Palm Jumeirah. It passes through Umm Suqeim Street, Al Khail Road, internal streets of Motor City, Al Qudra Road, Emirates Road (Sheikh Hamdan Complex and the Global Village), Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road, Mohammed bin Zayed Road, JAFZA Street, internal streets of Jebel Ali Port in the direction of Sheikh Zayed Road, Qarn Al Sabkha Street, Al Worood Street, First Al Khail Road, Al Khamila Street, First Al Khail Road, Hessa Street, service road of Sheikh Zayed Road, and terminate at Palm Jumeirah.

Road users are requested to use alternative roads (Abdullah Omran bin Taryam Street, Al Thaniya Street, Hessa Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Al Yalayes Road, Emirates Road, Al Manara Street and First Al Khail Road).

Stage 2 on Wednesday February 7 spans 190 km. It starts from Skydive Dubai at King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street and passes through Umm Suqeim Street, Al Khail Road, internal roads of Dubai Design District, Ras Al Khor Street, Al Aweer Road, Emirates Road and through to Sharjah and then Ras Al Khaimah.

Road users are requested to use alternative roads (Abdullah Omran bin Taryam Street, Hessa Street, Al Thaniya Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Al Manama Street, and First Al Khail Road).

Stage 3 on Thursday February 8 spans 190 km. It starts from Skydive Dubai at King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street and passes through Umm Suqeim Street, Al Khail Road, Ras Al Khor Street, Dubai-Al Ain Road, Academic City Street, Al Aweer Road and Hatta-Oman Road and through to Sharjah and then Al Fujairah.

Road users are requested to use alternative roads (Abdullah Omran bin Taryam Street, Hessa Street, Al Thanya Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Ras Al Khor Street, Al Aweer Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road, and First Al Khail Road).

Stage 4 on Friday February 9 spans 172 km. It starts from Skydive Dubai at King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street and passes through Umm Suqeim Street, Al Khail Road, Ras Al Khor Street, Al Aweer Road and Hatta-Oman Road and through to Sharjah, Al Fujairah and then Hatta.

Road users are requested to use alternative roads (Abdullah Omran bin Taryam Street, Hessa Street, Al Thaniya Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Ras Al Manama Street, and Al Khail Road).

Stage 5 on Saturday February 10 spans 132 km. It starts from Skydive Dubai at King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street and passes through Umm Suqeim Street, Al Asayel Street, Al Waha Street, First Al Khail Road, Meydan Street, Dubai-Al Ain Road, Ras Al Khor Street, Nad Al Hamar Street, Tripoli Street via Mushrif Park, Al Khawaneej Street, Academic City Street, Tunis Street, Al Nahda Street, Damascus Street, Baghdad Street, Cairo Street, Al Mamzar Beach Street, Al Khaleej Street, Baniyas Street, Al Maktoum Bridge, Tariq bin Ziyad Street, Khalid bin Al Waleed Street, Al Seef Street, Street 3, Al Fahidi Street, Ali bin Abi Taleb Street, Al Ghubaiba Street, Al Falah Street, Al Khaleej Street, Al Mina Street, Sheikh Rashid Street, internal streets of Mina Rashid, Jumeirah Street, Al Thanya Street, Al Wasl Street, Al Safa Street and then back to the Finish Point at City Walk.

Road users are requested to use alternative roads (Abdullah Omran bin Taryam Street, Hessa Street, Al Thaniya Street, Al Saadah Street, Oud Metha Street, Latifa bint Hamdan Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Ras Al Khor Street, Al Aweer Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road, and Al Khail Road, Al Wuhaida Street, Al Garhoud Bridge, Floating Bridge, Sheikh Rashid Street, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Street, Al Mankhool Street, Al Manara Street and Umm Amara Street).

Adai added: “The RTA is keen to ease the traffic movement on roads and streets through which the race passes during the five stages of the Tour. Road users are urged to cooperate with the concerned entities to ensure the success of this global event."

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