Dubai: Commuters and motorists faced heavy traffic on Sunday morning as schools around the UAE re-opened after a long summer break.
Massive traffic jams were reported in different parts of Dubai, Sharjah and Abu Dhabi, and road users have been advised to take extra care when approaching or entering school premises.
In Sharjah, serious gridlocks caused delays in major highways in and around Safeer Mall, Al Majaz, Abu Shagara Park, National Paints, Mega Mall, Cultural Square and Sharjah Science Museum.
— TrafficDXB (@trafficdxb) September 10, 2017— Dubai Policeشرطة دبي (@DubaiPoliceHQ) September 10, 2017
In Dubai, traffic was also bad for motorists plying in and near the Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai International Financial Centre, Downtown Dubai, Business Bay, Wafi Mall and Al Barsha 1.— TrafficDXB (@trafficdxb) September 10, 2017
Schools across the UAE are scheduled to reopen today. Long tailbacks were experienced by Sharjah road users bound for Dubai.
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Also compounding the traffic were road accidents around Dubai, such as the one on E11 Shaikh Rashid Road after Garhoud Bridge, D68 Al Khail Road before Al Jadaf and D89 Airport Road near Terminal 3 in Dubai, according to TrafficDXB on Twitter.
At 7.20am, an accident was reported on Ittihad Road, opposite Al Qeiyada Metro Station in Dubai.— Abu Dhabi Traffic (@ad_traffic) September 10, 2017
In Abu Dhabi, at least one accident blocked traffic on Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed St.