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Dubai Tour: Key roads to be closed today, check diversions



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai Studio City, home to regional and global companies in the broadcasting, entertainment and production sectors, was chosen as a key destination along the Dubai Tour 2018 route.

Majed Al Suwaidi, Managing Director of Dubai Studio City, welcomed participants of the fifth edition of the international competition as they cycled through Dubai Studio City.

Established in 2013, Dubai Tour is a professional cycling event that brings together some of the best cyclists from across the globe. Organised by Dubai Sports Council in partnership with RCS Sport and Events, this year's race drew the participation of 16 teams from countries including Kazakhstan, Bahrain, the USA, and the Netherlands.

Set to conclude on 10th February, Dubai Tour 2018 will witness the racers cycle more than 850 km across the UAE - through Dubai, Hatta, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras al-Khaimah, and Fujairah.

Motorists have been urged to plan ahead due to road closures for the race.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed its plan for organizing the 6th Dubai Tour 2018 which comprises of five stages over five consecutive days from Feb 6.

The action started today at11:00amand will continue until03:30 pm.The race spans 870kms starting from Dubai to all emirates of the UAE.

Stage 3 The third stage begins on Thursday, February 8 and spans over 190kms.

It starts from Skydive Dubai at King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud Street and passes through Umm Suqeim Street, Al Khail Road, Ras Al Khor Street, Dubai-Al Ain Road, Academic City Street, Al Aweer Road and Hatta-Oman Road and through to Sharjah and then Al Fujairah.

Check out the latest updates: 12:39
Traffic is back to normal on Academic Rd.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 12:36
Traffic flow redirection on Al-Awir Rd. to Dubai-Hatta.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 12:30
Traffic is back to normal on Silicon Oasis Rd.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 12:12
Traffic flow redirection on Academic Rd.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) Traffic is back to normal on Emirates Rd. and Jebel Ali Lehbab to Abu Dhabi

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 11:55
Traffic gradually getting back to normal on Dubai-Al Ain Rd.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 11:53
Traffic flow redirection on Silicon Oasis Rd.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 11:40
Traffic flow redirection on Dubai-Al Ain Rd. to Silicon Oasis.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 11:33
Traffic gradually getting back to normal on Al Khail rd.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 11:26
Traffic is back to normal Um Suqeim Rd.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 11:24
Traffic is back to normal on King Salman St.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 11:22
Traffic flow redirection on Al Khail Rd. to Bu Kadra Bridge.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 11:12
Traffic flow redirection on Umm Suqeim St to Al Asayel St.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 11:05
Traffic flow redirection on King Salman St. to Mina Al Salam.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 11:00
Traffic flow redirection on Umm Suqeim St to Al Asayel St.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) 10:45
Redirecting traffic flow from King Salman Bin Abdulazziz St (Princess Tower Intersection) until cyclists pass.

- Dubai Police???? ??? (@DubaiPoliceHQ) Stage 3: The Dubai Silicon Oasis Stage on Thursday, 8 February 2018. Follow our live updates here:

- Khaleej Times (@khaleejtimes)

The alternative roads for this stage are Abdullah Omran bin Taryam Street, Hessa Street, Al Thanya Street, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Ras Al Khor Street, Al Aweer Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road, and First Al Khail Road.

The RTA and Dubai Police advised the public to use mass transport to access the event venue. In a series of tweets, the RTA, suggests the motorists to use alternative roads or to take public transport to the event.

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Dubai Tour: Key roads to be closed today, check diversions

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