4 Ways You can Avoid Traffic Jams in UAE
UAE is known for its love for cars; and has strived to get more and more cars. With picturesque surroundings, smooth roads, there can be a no other place where a person can drive with such ease.
But, it’s not just one person who’ll love the driving aspect of UAE, and there will be hundreds and thousands of such people. Everyone has different reasons for taking the car for a spin in the UAE. Be it a meeting, leisurely trip, or someone out with family, the reasons are gigantic. But since the driving in the UAE is mostly just single person in a car, this adds on to quite a lot of cars on the roads of UAE.
And more often than not, there are traffic jams in the most frequented places. This blog will help guide how one can escape or avoid the traffic jams that may seem like a spoilsport or cause tension if the person is late in reaching. Check out the tips below to help drive easily on the roads of UAE without worrying about traffic jams.
Using an Alternate Route
This has been said through time immemorial and continues to be the easiest option for beating the traffic. Sometimes taking a longer but a faster route is much better than shorter but slower route. Especially when a person is late already, taking the chance and waiting for traffic to clear out may not cut it. Time needed for the jam to clear is never clear and can extend to over a long period.
Avoiding Rush Hour
Rush hours are usually around the office going hours; i.e. between 8-9 AM and 5-7 PM. If there is a need to go, try to avoid these times. If going to the office, try to leave 10 minutes early to get a headstart and reach before the traffic jam. However, if going for travel purposes, change the timeline so you aren’t stuck in a traffic jam.
Nobody likes the traffic jams, especially on holidays, and hence, this tip will help avoid one of the most common reasons for the recurring traffic jams.
Decide the Mode of Transport
Most people in the UAE like to travel by car. This is because of the comfort and luxury that a car provides. But what has been seen as a common trend is the use of cars just for a single person; with everyone using their personal cars, it will create congestion and make way for traffic jams.
A sensible and an environment-friendly way to travel can be to carpool, if not using public transport.
Carpool lets people travelling in the same direction to go in one car and split the cost. This is not only economical but less tiring too since a person wouldn’t have to drive at all days. This is beneficial from the point of traffic as it reduces the number of cars present on the road. For example, even if three people are car pooling, that is two cars off road, and if done responsibly, can make a massive difference.
Otherwise, using public transportation system helps as well. Most emirates in the UAE, like Dubai, Abu Dhabi have their Metro trains, apart from the buses, trams and taxi services. These services can be availed at a lesser cost and will help reach on time as well. Especially for tourists and office workers, this offers the ease and a comfortable journey.
Using cycles for short distances is also a good move, and will also help a person stay fit.
Technology Helps; Take it!
These days everyone has a smartphone; using it to take the help of apps can be useful. Apart from apps and smartphones, a lot of cars now come with a lot of technological advancements. GPS modules(Navigation systems) or apps in phone come with the ability to tell the traffic information and other information. This can help you plan your trip better and avoid stoppages of any kind.
It is inevitable that there will be some traffic woes when driving in the UAE; but if these steps are followed, there will be some respite for the person. Driving is a pleasurable experience and should remain so, so don’t let traffic ruin your moments!