UAE announces New road closure for New Year Eve celebrations

Umm Al Quwain Police issued a notice on Saturday, in anticipation of the approaching New Year, warning drivers of road closures in Ras Al Khaimah and requesting that they find alternate routes.

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Motorists Advised on Alternative Routes for Ras Al Khaimah Entry Amid New Year Celebrations

In preparation for the New Year celebrations, Umm Al Quwain Police issued a notice on Saturday, advising motorists planning to enter Ras Al Khaimah to seek alternative routes due to impending road closures.

Instagram Announcement:

The police authority conveyed the message through an Instagram post, stating, "We would like to inform drivers that the roads leading to Ras Al Khaimah will be closed."

Closed Routes for Celebrations:

The road closures include the following routes affected by the New Year celebrations:

  • Al Ittihad Street from the Al Raafa area towards Al Marjan Island
  • Exit 110 towards Ras Khaimah Emirate on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Street

Alternate Route Guidance:

For those traveling from the emirate of Umm Al Quwain to the Al Raafa area, the advised route is Al Ittihad Street. The closure is scheduled for Sunday, December 31, 2023, starting at 2 p.m.

Ras Al Khaimah Fireworks Extravaganza:

The New Year's fireworks show in Ras Al Khaimah has been a Guinness World Record breaker for the last five years running. With innovative choreography and ground-breaking approaches, the 4.5-kilometer waterfront extravaganza between Al Marjan Island and Al Hamra Village is expected to smash records.

Events for spectators:

There are two fireworks celebrations that locals and tourists can attend. At this open-to-the-public event, there will be DJs spinning tunes, activities for children, food trucks, and separate areas for families and singles. Soundfest, an exclusive paid event, will also have a kids' section, a variety of culinary options, and performances by musicians from across the world.

Road restrictions are expected to occur as the emirates get ready for the New Year celebrations, so drivers are encouraged to plan their routes in advance.

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