New Year’s Eve 2013 is set to be a busy one for Dubai Public Transport. Along with the world record attempt on the Palm Jumeirah for the largest fireworks display, there will also be a display at the Burj Khalifah. As has been usual in Dubai for the last 15 years at least, the traffic congestion will likely be high and people are being urged to leave their cars at home.
To help facilitate the increase in demand for public transport over the New year celebrations, the Dubai Metro will be running for 24 hours from 5.30am on Tuesday 31st December until the early morning of 1st January. It is expected that there will be a large increase in the number of metro users and so extra trains will also be laid on with some trains only stopping at certain stations around the Burj Khalifah in order to speed up the Metro network.
There will also be more feeder buses deployed to help move everyone safely to the most popular locations.
Advice from here is to get to where you want to be early, as we anticipate that even with these extra services there will likely be big queues on the Metro gearing up to Midnight and you don’t want to be stuck on a train or in a station when the clock strikes! Also, unless you have a pass, the avoid the area around the Palm Jumeirah. There is always traffic congestion along Al Sufouh road during New year and there are likely to be many thousands of people who would like to see the world record fireworks attempt who do not have access to the Palm.
Whatever you plan to do tonight, we wish you a Happy New Year.