In preparation for the opening of the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference (Adipec) 2023, certain roads will be closed to accommodate the event. The Abu Dhabi Police Traffic and Patrol Directorate has announced that on Monday, October 2, there will be a temporary ban on the entry of heavy vehicles and buses transporting workers to Abu Dhabi.
From 6am until 12pm on October 2, entrances such as Sheikh Zayed Bridge, Sheikh Khalifa Bridge, Mussafah Bridge, and Al Maqta Bridge will be inaccessible to heavy vehicles. This measure is taken to ensure the smooth running of Adipec, which will be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) until October 5.
However, it is important to note that vehicles used by public sanitation companies and logistic support services are exempted from this temporary ban, as stated by the Abu Dhabi Police.
To ensure efficient traffic control during this period, traffic patrols will be deployed on all routes, and smart traffic surveillance will be intensified. General Mahmoud Youssef Al-Balushi, deputy director of the Traffic and Patrol Directorate for the Central Operations Sector, urges all motorists to comply with traffic rules and regulations.
Adipec 2023 is expected to attract over 2,200 companies, including 54 major local and international energy players. The four-day event will address global climate and energy challenges, as well as focus on decarbonisation efforts to accelerate the energy transition and promote environmental sustainability, according to the organizers.