Sharjah residents say they are frequently caught up in traffic jams on the Emirates Road and the situation has been exacerbated with the start of the new school year. A police official said the police are focusing on regulating traffic and reducing traffic violations. Image Credit: Atiq-Ur-Rehman/Gulf News

Dubai: Motorists on their way to work on Monday were faced with traffic accidents, broken down cars and a vehicle caught on fire, as heavy traffic jams built across multiple areas in the UAE.

In Abu Dhabi, the Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport warned motorists to drive with caution and to watch out for delays after a car broke down on Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street.

An accident was also reported on Shaikh Zayed Street, adding further delays to the roads in the capital.  


In Dubai, three accidents happened on Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed (MBZ) Road after Dubai-Al Ain Road, causing massive traffic jams up to Global Village.


One motorist stuck in the mayhem also saw traffic worsen considerably after a vehicle was caught on fire.

Another accident was reported on Al Khail Road intersection near Jumeirah Village Circle, and a further two accidents on Dubai-Al Ain Road affected commuters heading towards Zayed University.  

Commuters driving from Sharjah into Dubai fared no better on the roads, as multiple traffic accidents were reported on Al Khan Street after Al Qasba, and along Al Ittihad Road, leading to traffic delays all the way to Deira City Centre. 

Heavy delays were also reported on Emirates Road heading into Dubai from Sharjah.