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Dubai is ready for the Eid Al Adha holiday

The United Arab Emirates announced holiday dates for both private and government workers. The authorities in Dubai announced that over 1 million will visit the emirate during the Eid Al Adha holiday.

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The UAE’s Federal Authority for Human Resources has announced that the holiday for private sector workers will start from Thursday August 31, and continue until Sunday September 3. Sunday will be work as usual. Meanwhile, government workers will get next Thursday August 31 to Sunday September 3 off, with work resuming on Monday September 4.

Meanwhile, authorities in Dubai are anticipating over 350,000 people to flock to Downtown Dubai every day during the Eid Al Adha break amounting to approximately 1.05 million visitors during the holiday. Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has charted out a comprehensive plan for managing traffic movement, and mass transit modes in Dubai Downtown during Eid Al Adha holiday. The plan aims to meet the needs of road users, and offer premium services ensuring safe and smooth mobility aboard public or private transit means.

Eng. Maitha bin Adai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency, Chairperson of the Traffic Management and Handling of Operational Plans during Annual Events Team, said, “The RTA has prepared operational plans to manage the traffic during Eid Al Adha holiday, a frequently congested period during this time each year.”

“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. 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," explained Metha.

Commenting on the organisational procedures of bus and taxi services, the CEO of Traffic & Roads Agency, said, "Buses and Taxi pick-up and drop-off points at the Mall will be increased, furthermore the number of Taxi will be raised up by 5% during peak hours compared to last year, to ensure the deployment of an additional number of cabbies.

“An extensive campaign is currently underway to ensure a safe environment within the Right-of-Way covering the cleaning of roads, and public areas, bridges, underpasses, and the surrounds of affiliated projects. The move is part of the efforts to engage with the community in celebrating Eid Al Adha whilst reflecting RTA’s keenes to in providing a clean & serene environment thus bringing satisfaction to the city’s populace and visitors descending from the UAE and beyond during Eids and other occasions,” added Maitha.

She noted that a team of competent 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. Maitha wished all community members to have a very happy holiday marking the blessed Eid Al Adha.

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