Plan ahead if you’re heading Downtown…

If you live around the Burj Khalifa or are planning to head down to watch the New Year’s Eve fireworks tonight, take note: the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced several road closures ahead of tonight’s celebrations.

The road closures will begin from 4 pm on Monday, December 31. Roads affected include:

Al Asayel Street – closed from 4 pm, open for buses and emergency vehicles only

Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard – closed from 5 pm

Happiness Street – closed from 6 pm at Roda Al Murooj Intersection, closed from 8 pm at Zabeel Intersection and closed from 10 pm at the Emirates Towers Roundabout

Financial Center Road – closed from 8 pm on both upper and lower levels

Al Sukook Street – closed from 8 pm


If you’re taking the metro, the RTA has also advised that Burj Khalifa metro station will be closed from 10 pm on New Year’s Eve until 6 am on New Year’s Day. Metro users after this time are advised to get off at either DIFC or Business Bay metro stations and walk to their destination.

After the event, shuttle buses will be put on to take guests to purpose set-up taxi ranks. These can be found at:

– Sheikh Zayed Road, next to Burj Khalifa/The Dubai Mall metro station

– Lower and upper levels of DIFC

– Burj Khalifa Boulevard