Dubai Drivers, parts of Sheikh Zayed Road will be closed on Friday
Part of the road heading North will be closed for two hours during the Dubai Run 30X30…
If you’re planning on travelling on Sheikh Zayed Road tomorrow, Friday November 8, remember that part of the busy road, heading North, is set to be closed off for two hours, during the Dubai Run 30X30.
Dubai’s Road Transport Authority (RTA) have shared alternative routes on their official Twitter page for motorists who need to travel around the area in the early morning on that day.
The RTA advised that Sheikh Zayed Road (heading North) and the lower part of Financial Centre street in both directions will be closed from 6am to 8am. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard will be closed from 6am to 7.45am and Happiness Street will be inaccessible between 6am to 8.30am.
If you are a participant in the race or using the roads on the day of #DubaiRUN, Friday, November 8th, check the map for the road closures. #DubaiFitnessChallenge @DXBFitChallenge @DubaiPoliceHQ @DXBMediaOffice pic.twitter.com/4B58BrXuUQ
— RTA (@rta_dubai) November 7, 2019
Alternative Metro timings have also been announced to accommodate the volume of runners travelling to the race point, with the first trip taking place from 4.30am. The RTA also advised that the start point for the race is best reached from the World Trade Centre Metro Station.
To ensure the arrival of participants to the #DubaiRUN race, we changed the operating hours of #DubaiMetro on Friday, November 8, 2019, with the first trip starting at 4:30 am. You can reach the start line from the World Trade Centre Metro Station. #DubaiFitnessChallenge pic.twitter.com/8ayo2cINkL
— RTA (@rta_dubai) November 6, 2019
The Dubai Run 30X30 is part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge initiative and is free to attend. Dubai residents wishing to take part have been invited to check-in from 6am.
People of any age, fitness or ability are invited to take part in the 5km run, which will start at 6.45am and has space for strollers and wheelchairs.
The 10km run will start at 6.30am and is suitable for runners aged 18 and over, who take running a little more seriously, with some awesome sights of Downtown Dubai’s skyscrapers to take in on the way.
Dubai Run, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Friday November 8, 6am, free to attend, registration required for ages 8 and over. platinumlist.net
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