Dubai: Motorists heading towards Jebel Ali via Shaikh Zayed Road may face delays as the city prepares to open the Dubai Water Canal on Wednesday evening.
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has tweeted that there could be delays on Shaikh Zayed Road between 6.30 and 7.30pm today evening, urging motorists to use alternative routes.
Traffic could be seen building up on Shaikh Zayed Road as early as 3pm, slowing the movement considerably.
Motorists might also experience traffic on Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Road near Safa Park and Al Athar junction, through which the canal passes.
The alternative routes available are Al Khail Road and Mohammad Bin Zayed Road.
The delays will be temporary and traffic movement would be back to normal once the canal opening celebrations are over.