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Dubai announces road closures for New Year’s Eve

Up to 2 million expected to congregate around three main areas in the city for fireworks and light and sound displays

Dubai announces road closures for New Year’s Eve

Dubai Police has announced that several roads will be closed at various points during the city’s New Year’s Eve celebrations.

The affected areas will be around the Burj Khalifa, the Burj Al Arab and Jumeirah Beach Residences in a bid to control traffic flow.

Al Asayel Street will be closed from 4pm, while The Boulevard Street will be closed from 6pm to 8pm, depending on traffic. From 6pm, Al Saada Street, as well as the road from the Murooj Rotana to the Burj Khalifa, will be closed.

The Burj Khalifa metro station will be shut between 10pm and 6am.

Dubai Police said there would be extra parking spots available in various spots throughout the night, including in Meydan, Dubai World Trade Centre, Zabeel Park and Al Jafiliya.

Dubai Police chief Major General Khamis Mattar Al Muzeina announced that there would be 16 sites available on the evening to provide medical and logistical support.

Up to two million people are expected to attend the three main areas.

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