Dubai RTA warns of traffic delay on key road; informs of parking spaces for major football match

The delay on Oud Metha Road is due to the football match between Al Wasl and Shabab Al Ahli at Al Wasl FC

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Published: Sat 25 May 2024, 7:12 PM

Last updated: Sun 26 May 2024, 2:27 PM

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in Dubai warned commuters of traffic and expected delay on a major Dubai road on Sunday.

The RTA, on its social media, said delays are expected on Oud Metha Road and the surrounding internal streets near Al Wasl Club on Sunday, from 7.30pm to 10pm.


The traffic is due to the football match between Al Wasl and Shabab Al Ahli at Al Wasl FC. Fans can take the Dubai Metro to Al Jadaf station to watch the game. RTA will provide buses to transport fans directly to the stadium.

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The authority advised motorists to use alternative routes and follow the directional signs to ensure a smooth journey. If you are driving to catch the game, here are parking options that RTA has provided:

  • 1,500 spots in the parking area directly surrounding Al Wasl Club
  • 1,600 spots in the adjacent lot next to Al Wasl Club
  • 1,350 spots in nearby lots close to Al Wasl Club
  • 1,500 alternative parking spaces at Al Boom Tourist Village

In a social media post on Sunday afternoon, Dubai Police also advised supporters to adhere to guidelines to avoid intolerance and verbal altercations during the match.

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