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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 21 August 2018

UAE traffic: Backlogs in Dubai and Sharjah

The main roads from Sharjah into Dubai were the worst hit. Pawan Singh / The National
The main roads from Sharjah into Dubai were the worst hit. Pawan Singh / The National

With schools off and many road users away on holiday, the streets appear generally calm in the UAE on Thursday morning, with the exception of a number of traffic jams in Dubai and Sharjah.

It seems that not a weekday morning could pass by without heavy traffic on E11-Al Ittihad street which runs between Sharjah and Dubai.

Similarly, Al Taawun street is experiencing heavy morning traffic.

Traffic also appears to be quite congested around Sharjah’s New Al Nahda Park.

Sharjah’s Ring Road at the Industrial Area 8, 2. Cultural Square has a long stretch of slow moving cars that are travelling at an average speed of 8 km/hr.

In Dubai, heavy traffic can be seen on E311 – Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed road starting from the Jebel Ali – Lahbab roundabout, and ends slightly before Dubai Investment Park 1.

Heavier traffic can be seen near Al Qouz Industrial Area 2 on D67-Latifa Bint Hamdan street. Traffic is as slow as 4 km/hr – as reported on traffic app map Waze. Similarly, cars are moving at 4 km/hr on D71 – Financial Center street.

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