Emirates Road reopens after flooding

Motorists were advised by the RTA to use Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Expo Road on Monday

Emirates Road was temporarily closed on Monday. Chris Whiteoak / The National
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Emirates Road in Dubai has reopened to traffic after being sealed off for several hours on Monday due to flooding.

The major transport link was closed between Expo Road and Al Fayah Truck Road in the early hours of Monday morning.

The Road and Transport Authority advised motorists heading towards Dubai to use alternative roads, including Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road.

Motorists heading towards Abu Dhabi have been advised to use Expo Road.

The RTA said its emergency teams were dealing with the water accumulation to restore smooth traffic flow.

The transport authority said the road had subsequently reopened, in a message on social media posted at 4.25pm.

The road closure was put in place as thousands prepared to attend Christmas Day mass services on Monday in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

Christians in the Emirates united for the festive season and to look ahead to the New Year.

Hundreds turned out on Christmas Eve to attend Christmas Eve Mass services at St Joseph's Cathedral in Abu Dhabi and St Mary's Catholic Church in Dubai.

Updated: December 25, 2023, 3:58 PM