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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 12 December 2018

UAE traffic: tailbacks return after holiday weekend

Rush hour traffic in Sharjah and Dubai as the Emirates returns to work after long weekend

Heavy traffic was reported around the UAE this morning. Christopher Pike / The National
Heavy traffic was reported around the UAE this morning. Christopher Pike / The National

Rush hour traffic has returned after the long Eid holiday weekend.

Motorists can expect morning tailbacks on Emirates Road towards the Sharjah Ring Road, Amman Street at Exit 63, 12 and 112 Street.

Heavy congestion is also causing delays on the E311 and Fifth Industrial Street towards S116, Sheikh Khalifa Street and Maliha Road.

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Further tailbacks were on Mafraq-Ghweifat International Highway towards Al Nahda Road Exit 65, Al Quds Street and Baghdad Street Exit 66, and on S113 towards E11, S115 and 109 Street.

In the capital, moderate delays were reported on Khaleej Al Arabi Street around Zayed The First Street and approaching 19th Street.

Traffic was also crawling along 8th Street and Sheikh Zayed Street towards 31st Street and the Eastern Ring Road.