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The RTA have released details on New Years traffic

Like every year, the RTA make sure the roads are clear and safe for New Years Eve. This year all the details have been revealed to ease driving to your New Years party, or finding a parking spot! 

Around the Burj Khalifa will be the most chaotic for New Years, with hundreds of thousands of people flocking towards to Downtown Dubai to see the fireworks. 

Engineer Maitha bun Udai, CEO of Traffic and Roads Agency and Head of Traffic Movement has said there will be more parking spaces for  cars this year and more feeder buses taking people to and from the car parks, this service will run until 1am on Saturday, January 2nd.

The number of passengers expected to take the metro this New Years Eve is approximately 900,000, with more than 480,000 people continuing to use the metro, the following day. 

As always the Burj Khalifa Metro station will be closed at 10pm on Thursday, the closest station that will be open will be Financial Centre and Business Bay. 

There will be lanes provided for buses and taxis around Financial Centre Street and The Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard - All drivers are advised to avoid these roads after 8pm on New Year's Eve! 

There are 17,000 parking spaces around the Burj Khalifa with an additional 5,000 parking spaces around World Trade Centre (1,500), Al Wasl Club (2,000), Al Jafliya (500), and Zabeel Park (1,000). 

Al Asayel Street all the way up to Oud Metha will be closed to accommodate RTA buses acting as free shuttles for the public from Al Wasl to Burj Khalifa. 

Close to Burj Khalifa Metro Station, Sheikh Zayed Road will have a crossing point for the public trying to get to Burj Khalifa.