Dubai: RTA announces partial closure of Al Maktoum Bridge

May 2, 2023 at 5:07 PM

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announced the partial closure of the Al Maktoum Bridge.

According to Khaleej Times, the authority did not specify the reason for the shutdown.

The RTA urged motorists to use alternative routes to reach their destinations as the Bridge will be closed from Mondays to Saturdays, six days per week, from 12:00 am to 5:00 am. The key motorway will be inaccessible during these hours until Saturday, May 13, 2023.

To ensure a smooth traffic flow, the authority has charted out an integrated plan to reroute the traffic to alternative roads and crossings.

Alternative routes:

  • Al Garhoud Bridge
  • Business Bay Bridge
  • Al Shindagha Tunnel
  • Infinity Bridge

Earlier, the RTA announced the closure of the Floating Bridge in both directions for 5 weeks starting April 17, 2023, to give way to major maintenance works.

Below is a map, indicating the revised routes: