Heading Downtown to see in 2019? Here are the road closures and transport plans you need to know about.
Hundreds and thousands of people are expected to watch the massive fireworks display at the Burj Khalifa. If you’re planning to join them, or you live in the area, here’s what you need to know.
TL:DR? Watch this video to see which roads will close and other essential NYE information.
Al Asayel Street: Closed at 4pm, apart from for buses and emergency vehicles
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard: Closed starting 5pm
Happiness Street: Closed at 6pm from Roda Al Murooj intersection; 8pm from Zabeel intersection and Emirates Towers roundabout at 10pm
Financial Center Road: Both upper and lower levels closed from 8pm,
Al Sukouk Street: Shut from 8pm
Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall station: Closed from 10pm till 6am the following day. DIFC or Business Bay metro stations will stay open during these times. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced Red Line metro stations will run from 5am and Green Line stations from 5.30am on Monday (31st December) to 12am on New Year’s Day (Tuesday, 1st January).
Dubai Tram is also putting in a long shift to get us all home, running from 6am New Year’s Eve to 1am on Wednesday, January 2nd.
Metro feeder bus stations (Rashidiya, Mall of the Emirates, Ibn Battuta, Burj Khalifa, Abu Hail, and Etisalat) will synchronise with the Metro’s holiday service and run from 5am to 00.10am.
Parking is available at Al Wasl Club (1,000 spaces), Immigration area (500 spaces), and Mankhool Mosque (1,500 spaces). Free shuttle buses will run 24 hours to take people to parking areas, taxi ranks and metro stations.
Public parking spots are free on 1st January, with parking charges starting again on 2nd January 2019.