Weekend roadwork planned near Airport

Dubai residents and passengers driving to the Dubai International airport this weekend may experience some delays due to roadwork taking place at the junction of Marrakesh St. and Airport Road next to Emirates headquarters this weekend.

Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority (RTA) will be undertaking modifications to the intersection commencing Saturday, September 24th at 0200 hrs. The initial phase of the works, which will last for at least eight hours, will affect motorists travelling on Marrakesh Street in the direction of Terminal 3. Traffic will be diverted along a short detour, where some delays can be expected as a result (refer to attached location plan for the alternate route).

Passengers can possibly expect some further disruptions for the remainder of the week, as the final traffic diversion at the junction is put into full effect.

The roadwork is part of a massive upgrade programme of strategic junctions along the Airport Road, designed to accommodate additional vehicular traffic resulting from continued passenger traffic growth at Dubai International.

“This roadwork is a critical element of our DXB Plus programme which is designed to boost our capacity at DXB from 90 million passengers per year to 118 million passengers while improving service,” said Richard Talian, EVP of Strategy & Development at Dubai Airports.

Diversion Plan