People heading to Dubai this week could find there are far fewer cars on the roads than usual.

Travellers taking flights to Dubaithis week could find when they arrive there is a big reduction in the number of cars on the roads.

This is because the emirate is one of the places around the world to mark Car Free Day on January 18th 2012.

Car Free Day was introduced by the Dubai Municipality and it has since become globally recognised.

It was created to encourage people to think responsibly about their local communities and do what they can to cut down on the number of vehicles which take to the streets each day.

Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said: “We expect this year to achieve more environmental benefits from the initiative due to the cooperation and added efforts of other government department.”

More people could be taking flights to Dubai from Scotland soon, as Emirates has announced it is to increase the number of flights it offers between the state and Glasgow following the initial success of the route.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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