Dubai Marina

Turns at Dubai Marina intersections to re-open


Turns at Dubai Marina intersections to re-open
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) will re-open the left and U-turns at the intersections of Al Sufouh-Al Gharbi Streets at the Dubai Marina along the track of the Dubai Tram in early September this year.

The step follows the completion of a strategic plan aimed at achieving zero accident in this area, and ensuring that road users are accustomed to the existence and movement of the tram.
The move also comes after the successful reopening of left and U-turns at the intersection of Al Sayora-Al Sufouh Streets at the JBR in March as well as the reopening of turns at the intersections of Al Marsa-Al Sayora Streets, Al Marsa-Al Sufouh Streets, and Al Marsa-Al Sharta Streets in June.

Maitha bin Adai, CEO of RTA’s Traffic & Roads Agency, said: “We have introduced a feature in the traffic light signaling system whereby all light signals will turn red once the tram approaches the junction.

“We have installed surveillance cameras to monitor vehicles jumping the red signals in coordination with the General Department of Traffic at the Dubai Police.”

The RTA has urged all road users to abide by traffic and driving rules and pay attention to traffic signals to avoid serious accidents.