Heads up: major road closures are coming near Abu Dhabi Mall
The redevelopment is part of an Abu Dhabi Municipality plan to transform the Al Zahiyah area around the shopping centre and Le Meridien and Beach Rotana hotels
If you shop in Abu Dhabi Mall or live or work close by, get ready to face some disruption to your journey over the next few months – 10th street, which runs right outside the front of the shopping centre, is set to close for redevelopment work this month. Sections of the road are likely to remain shut until March 2018. You can see which road is affected in yellow on our map below.
The work is part of an Abu Dhabi Municipality plan to redevelop the Al Zahiyah neighbourhood – a whopping Dhs249 million is being ploughed into the area. The first stage of the works started back in June when the old metal pedestrian bridge crossing over to the mall was taken down.
So what’s the deal if you’re visting the mall, Beach Rotana or Le Meridien? If you drive regularly through Al Zahiyah, you’ll notice lots of recent changes to the lane structure on the next road down, Al Firdous Street. This will become a two way street while the roadworks take place, meaning you’ll be able to reach those destinations via Zayed The First (which leads up to Le Meridien) and 9th Street (which runs inbetween the RAK Bank and Ajman Bank Buildings).
The Municipality is hoping to improve traffic flow in the area by redsigning the entry and exit points around 10th street – hopefully it’ll mean an end to that huge line of taxi cabs that disrupt the flow of traffic on the road.