Dubai Municipality declares car-free day

Residents and visitors encouraged not to use cars

No-car day in Dubai
Image Credit: Gulf News Archive
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.
19 Gulf News

Dubai: February 17 has been declared 'car-free' day by Dubai Municipality.

The authority's employees and visitors are encouraged not to use their cars, and other companies are also being urged to do the same.

Transport accounts for 42 per cent of CO2 emissions in Dubai.



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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??

Abdul Samad

10 February 2010 09:16jump to comments