A congested road in Dubai © 123RF
A congested road in Dubai © 123RF

Dubai traffic gridlock costs $800m a year

10 May 2016

Dubai’s campaign to encourage greater use of public transport seems to be bearing fruit with an estimated 8m passengers using these services in 2015, according to Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).

The RTA estimates that gridlocks on the emirate’s roads cost the local economy more than $800m per year through lost productivity.

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