Find out which roads are closed in Abu Dhabi for Pope Francis' visit

Access to the Zayed Sports City area is restricted from midnight on Tuesday

Find out which roads are closed in Abu Dhabi for Pope Francis' visit

Anyone driving in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday should read this carefully...

Traffic will be affected from 6pm on Monday February 4 until 6pm on Tuesday February 5 for the visit of Pope Francis

The pontiff will be conducting a public mass from 10.30am on Tuesday at Zayed Sports City Stadium. Around 135,000 people are expected to attend. 

From 6pm on Monday until the same time the following day, trucks will be banned from entering Abu Dhabi island. 

Then from midnight the roads around Zayed Sports City will be closed to all traffic. 

Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street and Saif Ghobash Street will be closed in both directions, the Department of Transport says. 

There are more than 1,000 buses expected in Abu Dhabi to drop worshippers from Dubai off at the mass. However, those making the trip have been told to excpect a long walk when they get off. 

Most trips will begin towards the end of Monday, with gates opening at the stadium at 5am ahead of the mass. 

Only those with tickets for the mass will be able to get the buses. 

Buses taking people from Abu Dhabi to the mass will leave from dedicated points at the parking lot outside Nations Tower, Dalma Street opposite Emirates National School for boys, an empty space on 16th Street in Mussaffah and and a parking lot outside Lake Ruwais.

Anyone coming from Al Ain will be able to catch a bus from a car park near Hazza bin Zayed Stadium. 

Private sector workers with tickets to the mass will be given a day off, as will school kids

The visit is part of the UAE's Year of Tolerance

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