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The local authorities on Friday have announced the closure of all the roads leading to the 25-km ‘Safe Zone’ created for the much awaited UFC Fight Island. The final preparations are under way for the inaugural event on Yas Island.

Road closure will take place on Yas Drive till July 30 informed Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport. They urged the Road users to drive cautiously and abide by all traffic rules.

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The ‘Safe Zone’ which includes Yas Links, Yas Beach, W Abu Dhabi and Yas Plaza will now be open only to the UFC team members and local staff needed for operations of the facilities. However, Yas Mall, Yas Marina will remain open for the general public.

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Police checkpoints have also been set up. Dry run preparations held at the airport to receive the UFC team and other logistics are in place to ensure the health and safety of everyone on the Fight Island.

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The biggest fight festival will start with the pay-per-view UFC 251 on July 12 and will continue in the weeks following with three fight nights on July 16, 19 and 26.