NYE celebrations in Dubai: Nakheel issues travel advice for Palm Jumeirah


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Dubai - Visitors are encouraged to plan their journeys well, allowing plenty of time for the commute

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Published: Sun 27 Dec 2020, 11:32 AM

Last updated: Mon 28 Dec 2020, 2:14 PM

A number of measures are being undertaken by Nakheel in preparation for an anticipated increase in traffic on Palm Jumeirah on New Year’s Eve.

The master developer has said that it is working closely with dubai Police, Dubai Municipality and RTA to ensure smooth traffic flow to the island on December 31, as well as prioritise safety and convenience.

Visitors are encouraged to plan their journeys well, allowing plenty of time for the commute. The developer also recommended the use of public transport such as The Palm Monorail or taxis.

Daily discounts to and from The Pointe will be available with Careem until January 1, 2021, with the code THEPALMFOUNTAIN.

Nakheel will also double its usual number of festive season shuttle buses from Nakheel Mall to The Pointe on New Year’s Eve, with free rides from 7pm to 3am.

Meanwhile, all hotels, retail outlets and restaurants on the island have been asked to schedule catering deliveries early, provide adequate parking, and inform their guests to plan their journeys in advance. Food deliveries will be allowed up until 5pm.

No permits will be issued for services of third-party contractors, such as moving companies. Such services will instead be suspended for December 31.

Pedestrian crossings on the Trunk Road at junction 2 (near Shoreline Apartments Building 5) and junction 4 (Building 10) will close from 9pm to 1am on New Year’s Eve. Crossings by Buildings 3 and 7 will be open and manned by security personnel.

Members of the public are required to adhere to all Covid-19 health and safety measures at all Nakheel destinations, including The Pointe, Nakheel Mall and Palm West Beach.

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