The Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is poised to carry out annual maintenance of Al Maktoum Bridge. The bridge will be closed for road and marine traffic on Fridays only starting from 27 October until 24 November from 01:00 am to 09:00 am. Marine traffic will be limited to Sundays and Thursdays between 01:00 am - 05:00 am.
During the closure of Al Maktoum Bridge, traffic will be diverted to alternative routes including Al Shindagha Tunnel, Al Garhoud Bridge and the Business Bay Crossing, in addition to exit points of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road. These arrangements would ensure a smooth traffic flow during the closure, taking into account the closure timing of the Floating Bridge. The RTA confirms that the alternative routes are capable of accommodating the traffic in the area on Fridays when traffic is significantly less compared to other days of the week.