Road closures for the Dubai Marathon 2018

How to plan your route if you're taking part in the marathon, and where to avoid if you're not

The Dubai Marathon takes place on Friday, January 26.  Antonie Robertson / The National
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Most of the road closures will be centred in the Jumeirah and Al Sufouh areas, and will be in place from midnight on Friday.

The list of closures, both partial and full, are:

  • Umm Suqeim Street will be closed in both directions from Al Wasl Road (Dubai Police Academy) to the Madinat Jumeirah traffic signals on Jumeirah Beach Road

This closure will be in place from midnight on Thursday until Friday at approximately 1pm.

  • Jumeirah Beach Road and King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street will be closed from Al Mehemal Street on Jumeirah Beach Road to the Al Naseem Street intersection next to the Westin Hotel

These roads will begin to close from 1.30am on Friday, and will be fully closed to all traffic from 5.30am until 1pm.

  • Al Wasl Road will also be closed between Al Thanya Road and Umm Suqeim Street, but remain open in the opposite direction, away from Umm Suqeim Street.

This road closure will be in place from about 3am, until the bulk of the people have left the area, which should by about 2pm.

  • The Palm Jumeirah will only be able to be accessed via Dubai Pearl Circle from Sheikh Zayed Road.

This will be in place until about 1pm.


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