New Year 2021 live: RTA issues Dubai Metro advisory – News

The UAE is preparing to bid adieu to 2020 in a grand fashion. With six emirates hosting 33 fireworks shows and a host of other events for New Year’s Eve (NYE), residents and tourists are spoilt for choice.

For those of you getting ready for the celebrations, do keep all the health and safety protocols in mind: Mask up and maintain a safe social distance. For those ringing in 2021 from the comfort of your homes or in private parties, we at Khaleej Times have got you covered.

As we watch the clock tick off the hours to the final countdown, our reporters and multimedia journalists are on the ground to bring you the best of what’s happening around town live.

2.30pm

Dubai Metro advisory issued

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is expecting Metro stations and cabins to be crowded with revellers. The authority has issued an advisory, asking commuters to adhere to all Covid safety precautions so that they can ring in the new year safely.

.@DubaiMetro stations are expected to witness a great turnout on New Year’s Eve. Please adhere to the preventive measures, don’t rush while entering the cabins, and wait for the next metro if there are no places available.#RTA

— RTA (@rta_dubai) December 31, 2020

2.25pm

Mask up at all times: Dubai Police

The Dubai Police have reminded residents to commit to all safety precautions.

The New Year’s celebrations this year come in light of these exceptional circumstances, so let’s all commit to wearing masks at all times. #MyDubaiNewYear pic.twitter.com/tl6qoMH158

— Dubai Police (@DubaiPoliceHQ) December 31, 2020

2.15pm

Dubai authorities will keep you safe

The Dubai Police have tweeted a video that shows the measures put in place in Downtown Dubai to keep revellers safe.

Event’s Security Committee is all set, harnessing all its human capabilities & smart technologies, to secure the New Year celebrations with efficiency & high professionalism, to draw smiles & spread happiness among all community segments.#MyDubaiNewYear pic.twitter.com/hEzJxXi6GW

— Dubai Police (@DubaiPoliceHQ) December 31, 2020

Arrive early, revellers told

The Dubai Police have reminded residents to arrive at their celebration venues early on.

For your safety and happiness, please arrive early to access the celebration areas smoothly and easily.#MyDubaiNewYear pic.twitter.com/EDCQoLBhCA

— Dubai Police (@DubaiPoliceHQ) December 31, 2020

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