Heavy trucks banned during the day from busiest roads in Dubai

Some blessed traffic relief is coming our way as the RTA has announced that heavy trucks and trailers will be banned on key Dubai roads including Sheikh Zayed Road during the day.

The ban applies to trucks that weigh more than 2.5 tonnes. And it means they can’t travel on Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Ittihad road between 6 am and 10 pm.

There’s also a partial ban on heavy trucks on all other Dubai roads at peak times including 6.30 am to 8.30 am; 1 pm to 3 pm; and 5.30 pm to 8 pm.

And there’s also a permanent ban on trucks using the Airport and Shindagha Tunnels, Al Maktoum and Floating Bridges and Business Bay Crossing.

The news was announced by the RTA and Dubai Police via Twitter.

And with traffic jams starting to become a part of everyday Dubai life again (nooooooo!), this should help ease some of the congestion.