New UAE timings for trucks during Ramadan

Abu Dhabi: Office timings change in Ramadan, and with it, so do peak hours across UAE roads.  

Earlier this week, the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources announced that working hours for federal government and ministry employees will be from 9am to 2pm during the month of Ramadan.  

To accommodate to the change of work timings, Abu Dhabi Police said that the timings of trucks will also change in order to reduce traffic congestion on the roads. 

This means that truck and lorry can take to the roads during morning and evening hours except between 8am and 10am, and in the afternoon from 2pm and 4pm.

The ban on truck drivers was previously enforced from 6.30am and 9am, and in the evening between 3pm and 6pm.  

Bus drivers carrying more than 50 passengers will not be permitted on Abu Dhabi’s internal and external roads during the peak hours of 8am and 10am.

Lieutenant Mohammad Salem Al Shihhi, director of the traffic engineering and road safety department of police, said the ban on trucks and buses were made with the aim of enhancing the flow of traffic and maximising traffic safety on the roads during the holy month.

Lt Al Shihhi urged drivers to adhere to the new rules, otherwise a hefty fine of Dh1,000 and four black points will be slapped against violators.

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