On the day that former US president George Bush visits Dubai in December 2008, Shaikh Zayed Road was completely empty of cars as police sealed off areas of Dubai from all traffic. On February 17, 2009, authorities are hoping that there would be less cars on the roads as the emirate celebrates no-car day.
I concur with Ellen...Why 17th Feb (Wednesday)?? How do they expect people to go to work/school etc given that not everybody in Dubai has easy access to the public transport to/from their home/work. Why not do it on a Friday instead??