As Dubai gears up for the New Year's Eve celebrations, authorities have put together an extensive plan to ensure the festivities run smoothly.
More than 3,000 Dubai police officers and hundreds of patrols will be deployed across the city, as the emirate readies to welcome more than 1.6 million spectators.
Some roads around Downtown Dubai will be closed as early as 4:00 pm on Tuesday until 5:00 am on Wednesday.
Emaar put out a video detailing the road closures in the area, ahead of the spectacular Burj Khalifa fireworks.
Get ready for #EmaarNYE2020!— Emaar Dubai (@emaardubai) December 30, 2019
Keep in mind @MyDowntownDubai's traffic closure plan & safety instructions in order to make the most out of the celebration! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow.🎇
Call us on 800 3822 for any queries.@Dubai_Calendar @DubaiPoliceHQ @rta_dubai
They added that this year's show will incorporate lights, laser and fireworks, and start from 11:57 pm.
Twenty-four other locations, including Global Village, Atlantis and Burj Al Arab, have also planned stunning fireworks shows to ring in the new year.
Authorities have urged people to use public transport services to avoid delays, with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) announcing extended schedules for the Dubai Metro, Tram and buses.
Dubai Metro’s Red Line will operate from 5:00 am on Tuesday until Wednesday midnight, Dubai Metro’s Green line will start at 5:30 am and also run until Wednesday midnight.
If you frequently commute on the #DubaiMetro Green Line, please be informed that the metro will operate continuously from 5:30 AM on Tuesday, December 31, 2019, until 12:00 AM on Wednesday, January 1 / Thursday, January 2, 2020. #MyDubaiNewYear2020 #EmaarNYE2020 pic.twitter.com/Pu8foiBUBq— RTA (@rta_dubai) December 31, 2019
To users of #DubaiTram, please note that the tram will be operating from 6:00 AM on Tuesday, December 31, until 1:00 AM on Thursday, January 2, 2020. #MyDubaiNewYear2020 #EmaarNYE2020 pic.twitter.com/cDiEG1orqe— RTA (@rta_dubai) December 31, 2019
Parking bays, except the multi-level terminals, will be free on the first day of 2020.
Meanwhile, Dubai Police have also shared the exact timings and locations for road closures around the Downtown Dubai area.
While Burj Khalifa Street will be closed from 6:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Sheikh Zayed Road will be inaccessible until 11:45 pm.