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The Ramadan rush hour has begun!

This week marks the beginning of a month long traffic issue, with Ramadan just around the corner work timings have changed and reckless driving becomes more of an issue. 

With almost 15 hours of fasting a day, Dubai Police are urging drivers to slow down, and stay in line with traffic laws during Iftar times. Colonel Saif Mihair Al Mazrouei said in a statement that drivers should take extreme care while on the roads and ensure they are wearing their seatbelt. 

He added: "We urge motorists not to rush; as this put them, their family and others at risk. Drivers should adhere to the speed limits and maintain a safe distance and drive safely, especially during the month of Ramadan."

With the new work times for the public and private sector, rush hour times have changed, and are expected to take place between 7am and 9am, and heading home rush hour will take place by 3pm to 5pm. 

Today, the first day of new work timings, have made it very clear that the traffic during Ramadan will not be a walk in the park. With all major roads, junctions and interchanges congested.