What’s On has news of Abu Dhabi traffic problems likely to arise from the road closures during the ITU World Triathlon on March 6 and 7.

Motorists in Abu Dhabi have been warned they face a ‘Tri-ing’ time in the capital ahead of ITU World Triathlon.

To hold the event, the first time it has become a professional race, the Corniche will be partly closed to traffic on March 6 and 7.

Hosted in Abu Dhabi for the very first time, traffic will be disrupted along the coast-side road and Marina area adjacent to Marina Mall and Emirates Palace.

During event times, the Marina Theatre Road will be closed. Event timings on Friday are from 8am to 2pm while on Saturday from 3am to 7pm.

Motorists heading to the site are being advised to take Salam Street (and merge onto Hazza bin Zayed Street) or to go down from Khaleej Al Arabi Road (30th Street).

For visitors travelling from Dubai, Yas Island or Saadiyat Island and are using Sheikh Khalifa Highway, they are being directed to drive down Hamdan Street (5th Street) and onto 7th Street, before making their way to the Marina Mall Ring Road.

Map here with routes – image from below:

Abu Dhabi road closures for ITU World Series Triathlon

More than 80 traffic marshals will be placed alongside the circuit to help contain the disruptions.

Currently over 1,500 participants from 72 countries have signed up to compete including 2014 ITU World Triathlon Series Champions Gwen Jorgensen and Javier Gomez and Olympic Gold and Bronze medalists and brothers, Alistair and Jonathan Brownlee.

For more information visit: abudhabi.triathlon.org