Dubai’s events security committee has unveiled a comprehensive traffic management plan for the New Year’s Eve festivities, with thousands of officers deployed and a series of road closures around central Dubai hours before the clock strikes midnight.
Dubai Police said that key routes in central Dubai, including Al Asayel Street, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Burj Khalifa Street and The Financial Center Street (Lower Deck), will be closed from 4:00 p.m., since the area will receive thousands of people. attending the annual Burj Khalifa fireworks show.
He Highways and Transportation Authority (RTA) said the Burj Khalifa/Dubai Mall metro station will close at 5pm or earlier if capacity is exceeded, and urged commuters to maintain a minimum balance of Dhs15 on their nol cards.
RTA said that the rest of the Metro Green and Red line network will operate continuously from 8:00 a.m. on Sunday until 12:00 a.m. on January 1, 2024, to help commuters travel during one of the periods busiest of the year in the city.
Similarly, the authority said that the Dubai tram will be in service during the same period starting at 9:00 am on New Year’s Eve. As a free parking alternative, motorists can park at Al Wasl Club and Al Jafiliya public parking, and up to 20,000 parking spaces are available in the Emaar district.
The events committee includes Dubai Police, RTA, Emaar Properties and Dubai Corporation For Ambulance Services.
Dubai’s comprehensive New Year’s Eve plan
The event committee said a total of 11,972 people and 1,525 patrol cars and civil defense vehicles and ambulances will be deployed around the city to ensure safety.
Fireworks shows will be held at 32 locations in the emirate, including Burj Khalifa, The Beach, Bluewaters (JBR), Palm Jumeirah and Kite Beach. The civil defense will deploy more than 947 firefighters to the venues and more than 106 modern multipurpose vehicles and logistical support equipment.
The committee said a total of 178 ambulances, four boats, 556 paramedics and 35 supervisors will be available for 46 events across the city.
News source: Gulf Business