Dubai’s RTA Builds New Service Stations With Hotels And Restaurants

Dubai’s RTA Builds New Service Stations With Hotels And Restaurants

Dubai’s RTA is always busy looking for ways to make the city better.

And this time, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) is constructing new service stations as part of its latest project.

Three spots with diesel-refuelling stations, hotels, maintenance workshops, restaurants, administrative buildings, prayer rooms, driving training centres, clinics, pharmacies, exchange shops, laundry and other support services and facilities will be available for heavy vehicle drivers.

One of the service station areas will be located on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, near Jebel Ali Free Zone and Al Maktoum International Airport. It spans 100,000 square metres with a capacity for 200 trucks.

The second will be situated near Emirates Road, next to the Al Tayy Racetrack which will be 76,000 square metres and have capacity for 150 trucks.

Truckers will be able to access the third one nearby the entry to the Dubai Industrial City (DIC) and it will have a capacity for approximately 120 trucks.

In addition, the RTA is constructing 16 truck rest stops across Dubai in six key locations; Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Emirates Road, Dubai-Hatta Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road, Jebel Ali – Lehbab Road and Al Aweer Road.

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA, said: “The construction of trucks rest stops and lay-bys contribute significantly to improving traffic safety, reducing truck-related accidents by up to 50 percent, streamlining the traffic flow during truck ban times, increasing traffic awareness of truck drivers about traffic rules, and resolving the problem of parking trucks on main roads and residential areas.”

“The project provides convenient facilities for truck drivers, especially during the ban timings on trucks movement on some roads, and meets the increasing demand for truck parking spaces, especially given the huge rise in the number of truck trips in Dubai to more than 300,000 trips per day lifting 1.5 metric tonnes of commodities per day,” Al Tayer elaborated.

“The project’s goal is to provide investors with opportunities to engage in development projects and diversify their investment portfolios. The project’s benefits include improving the quality of public services, transferring knowledge from the private sector to the public sector, and training government employees on managing and overseeing this type of long-term projects based on the Build-Operate-Transfer model.”

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