By Staff writer
Downtown Dubai set to see 350,000 per day visitors to the district
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a traffic management plan for the Downtown Dubai area during the upcoming Eid Al Adha holiday weekend.
Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, chairperson of the Traffic Management said the plan will manage the excepted congestion in the area.
“The plan covers Burj Khalifa district, where 30 directional signs will be installed to guide traffic and road users in several directions, be it from Oud Metha Street via Al Asayel Street, Zabeel Bridges via Happiness Street, or through the internal roads of the Business Bay to Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Khail Road,” said Metha.
“The objective of the plan is to ease the pressure on the Financial Centre Street and ensure smooth traffic flow during peak hours. The traffic signals of the Financial Centre Street and Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard will be monitored and controlled to ensure seamless flow of traffic during peak times."
The RTA said it expects to see 350,000 people visit the Downtown Dubai area.
The number of bus and taxi pick-up and drop-off points at The Dubai Mall will be increased, a 5% increase in taxis operating during peak hours compared to last year.
She added that a team of engineers and technical inspectors would be on hand to manage the traffic on site during the Eid Al Adha holiday, in coordination with Dubai Police and Emaar, to ensure the implementation of operational plans and the execution of the required closures.