Abu Dhabi Bans Buses on Major Road From April 15

Abu Dhabi will ban buses from travelling on a major road in the city, starting on Monday, April 15.

The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in Abu Dhabi, in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Police GHQ and under the auspices of the Joint Committee for Traffic Safety, has announced prohibiting the traffic movement of buses, of all types and sizes (light and heavy buses alike), on Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street from Sheikh Zayed Bridge to Sheikh Zayed Tunnel (formerly known as Al Qurm Street).

The decision will be applicable to either direction of the road, 24 hours a day.

Abu Dhabi bus ban

The resolution will come into effect as of Monday, April 15, 2024, and will include weekends and official holidays.

The ITC stated that school buses, public transport buses, and buses with access for work sites in the area will be exempted from this restriction.

The ITC clarified that the decision comes in line with efforts aimed to enhance traffic flow and minimise accidents.

The ITC also urged operators and drivers to comply with traffic regulations, stressing the importance of increased road surveillance, monitoring non-compliant buses, and enforcing penalties in collaboration with the Abu Dhabi Police through smart systems.


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