Traffic jams return to Dubai as ‘normal’ life starts to return

With Coronavirus restrictions easing across Dubai, life is ever so slowly returning to ‘normal’ – and yes, that means traffic jams as well.

There were long queues and traffic jams this morning in Dubai and Sharjah due to the morning rush hour. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road was especially affected, with huge tailbacks near Jumeirah Village Triangle.

Other hot spots included Al Ittihad Road, Airport Tunnel and Al Khail Road.


Dubai heads slowly back to work

After more than two months of remote working, Dubai was given the green-light to slowly get back to normal from yesterday. Businesses and offices are now allowed to re-open at 50% capacity, with gyms and cinemas also re-opening.

And that’s caused extra traffic on the roads. Let’s be honest – the zero traffic of the last few months has been great.

And that’s been passed onto the air and noise pollution which have drastically improved. Nitrogen dioxide, a major air pollutant caused by transport, fell by 30% from February to April. We know we’ll be taking the Metro more often when we can to help do our bit and keep the green revolution going.

If you are going by car, please remember that only three passengers are allowed at one time. Families can, however, travel in larger groups. And if you’re driving alone, you don’t need a face mask.