Dubai road closure may affect your Bur Dubai, Karama, Deira commute


By Bindu Rai

Even as motorists rejoice with the opening of the southbound Sheikh Zayed Road Interchange 2 bridge last month, another road closure has now been announced by the Roads and Transport Authority of Dubai (RTA), which could affect the daily commute for residents of Deira, Karama and Bur Dubai.

The RTA has now announced the closure of the Sheikh Rashid Road exit from Umm Hurair Road from today (August 1) and will remain cordoned off to traffic until February 2017.

Umm Hurair Road or D78 connects motorists exiting Al Maktoum Bridge towards Abu Dhabi, with a Sheikh Rashid Road exit that disperses traffic into Karama, Bur Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Road via Sana Junction.

The RTA has confirmed the exit will be closed in order to continue with its road improvements on Al Shindagha Traffic Hub intersection.

The road improvements are represented by constructing a one-lane bridge connecting Umm Hurair and Sheikh Rashid roads. More info