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Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 11 December 2018

UAE traffic: Tailbacks on many roads across the country

Vehicle progress was slow across dozens of roads in Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Congestion is a problem across the UAE
Congestion is a problem across the UAE

Traffic was crawling on many roads across the UAE this morning.

Many of the problem spots were in Sharjah, which was even busier than usual.

Al Itihad Street was crawling right from Al Majaz Park up to Dubai International Airport, while many roads were also jammed surrounding the Expo Centre Sharjah and Victoria International School Sharjah.

Traffic was also moving slowly on a section of Al Nahda Street, starting at Sahara Al Nahda Plaza, while it was gridlocked on the roundabout at Lulu Hypermarket. The Sharjah Ring Road was slow in sections, including from Sharjah Industrial Area Seven down to Industrial Area Eight, Two Cultural Square and down past Sharjah Industrial Area 15.

Traffic was also moving slowly on D97 Amman Street, starting from past the traffic lights at the junction with 14 Street and Doha Road, while a section of 42 Street, running parallel with Doha Road past Al Nahda Pond Park was also congested. And there were the usual problems on the E311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, starting just past Al Nabooda Automobiles and up to National Paints.

The E611 Emirates Road was moving slowly on a section near Al Atain. And traffic was moving slowly on a number of roads in Dubai, including a section of Al Awir Road, starting at Warsan and running almost up to Dubai Creek Harbour. A section of Tripoli Street was slow past Mushrif Park, while traffic was also crawling on D67 Al Manama Street up to the intersection with E311 Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. Roads were slow in Dubailand, starting at Rawiyah Bus Depot, up to Seven Towers, while D61 Hessa Street was congested, starting at Nord Anglia International School and running up to the Jebel Ali Racecourse. There were further queues outside Dubai College and around the International School of Choueifat. Sections of Al Sohool Street in The Meadows were also slow.

D57 Al Yalayis Street was slow on the approach to E11 Sheikh Zayed Road, and a section of B1 Street was congested past Jebel Ali Industrial area One and Dubai Investment Park One.

There were fewer problems in Abu Dhabi, but there were tailbacks on the E20 Abu Dhabi – Swehan – Al Hiyar Road near Al Falah and running past AL Ghazal Golf Club and again running past Zayed University and up to the Cricket Ground, then again where the road joins with AL Maqta Street. The E22 Abu Dhabi Al Ain road was also slow running past Sas Al Nakhel.