Dubai rains: RTA announces road closures, lists alternative routes

The authority urges motorists to drive carefully in the rain


By Khaleej Times

As heavy rains hit all seven emirates, some motorists are facing waterlogging on the streets during their commutes.

Al Sabkha Tunnel is closed in both directions. This route has been diverted to the traffic light intersection above the tunnel. Motorists can take the Sheikh Zayed Road, First Al Khail Street or Al Yalayis as alternatives, the RTA said.

The intersection of Al Asayel Street with Latifa Bint Hamdan Street is also closed in both directions. The following alternative routes can be used: First Al Khail Street, Latifa Bint Hamdan Street and Umm Suqeim Street.

Dubai residents have also received alerts on the Dubai Police app, with the authority warning of multiple major accidents that have occurred on the road this morning. Messages have been sent out asking motorists to follow the rules and be careful while driving on the slick and waterlogged roads.


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