The Dubai-Al-Ain Road Development Project was inaugurated at a total cost of two billion dirhams

Hamdan bin Mohammed: Our goal is for Dubai to be the best city in infrastructure

  • Hamdan bin Mohammed during his inauguration of the project to develop the Dubai-Al-Ain Street within the framework of the strategic transport plan.

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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, stressed the importance of infrastructure projects as they represent basic foundations for sustainable economic development, noting the interest of the Dubai government in the continuous improvement of road infrastructure due to its role in raising the competitiveness of the emirate in addition to its impact In creating an attractive commercial and investment environment and providing a high quality of life.

His Highness said: "Our goal is for Dubai to be the best city in infrastructure. We are continuing the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, to accelerate the implementation of its major projects within the vital sectors, the most important of which is the sector Roads and transportation for its impact as a main artery to support economic prosperity, stimulate sustainable growth, serve the community and ensure the comfort and happiness of its members within the framework of our comprehensive strategy to make Dubai the best place in the world to live, work and visit.”

This came during the inauguration of His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, the project to develop the Dubai-Al-Ain Street, which cost a total of two billion dirhams within the framework of the strategic transport plan in the Emirate of Dubai. Al Khor, which includes doubling the width of the street from three lanes to six lanes in each direction, and developing six main intersections. The total length of the bridges and their slopes reached 11,500 metres.

His Highness, the Crown Prince of Dubai, was received at the project site by Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority. The flow of traffic, the enhancement of the linking axes with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, and Emirates Road, in addition to serving the current and future development projects on both sides of the Dubai-Al Ain Road.

The number of beneficiaries of the project is estimated at about 1.5 million people, who live in residential areas and urban complexes, and workers in facilities and service facilities on both sides of the Dubai-Al-Ain Street. It also serves more than 25 universities and colleges and 27,500 students. The project contributes to doubling the capacity of the street by 100. %, from 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions, to 24,000 vehicles per hour in both directions, as well as reducing the journey time on the Dubai-Al Ain Road, which extends from its intersection with Ras Al Khor Street to its intersection with Emirates Road, by 50%, from 16 minutes To eight minutes during peak hours, in addition to solving the problem of congestion, which was up to two kilometers long.

His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum also listened to an explanation of two ongoing road infrastructure development projects in Dubai, namely the Manama Street Development Project, which includes converting existing roundabouts into traffic-controlled intersections, and will be completed next September. The Academic City intersection project on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street is expected to be completed next December. In the future, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street will be developed in the extended part of the Academic City until its intersection with Al Awir Street.

Al Tayer explained that the Dubai-Al-Ain road development project included the implementation of four bridges at the intersection of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Street with Dubai-Al-Ain Street, with a length of 2,600 meters, with a capacity of two lanes, in order to ensure direct and free traffic in all directions on the intersection. Developing the former bridge on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to allow the expansion of Dubai-Al Ain Road from three lanes to six lanes in each direction, in addition to service roads on both sides of the street, noting that the total capacity of the bridges on the intersection is about 36,000 vehicles per hour. In all directions, which contributes to the smooth flow of traffic coming from Al Qusais area on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road towards Al Ain.

The Dubai-Al-Ain road development project extends for a length of 17 kilometers, from the intersection of Dubai-Al-Ain Street with Emirates Street to the intersection of Ras Al Khor Street. Traffic safety, in addition to the development of six main intersections, namely, the intersection of Dubai-Al Ain Street, with each of the Emirates streets, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, Nad Al Sheba, Al Maidan and Ras Al Khor, to ensure the smooth flow of traffic and serve residential communities On both sides of the street, such as Academic City, Silicon Oasis, Dubailand Residential Complex, Liwan, Meydan and Dubai Design District, the total length of the bridges at the six intersections is 6600 meters, while the length of the bridges slopes is about 4900 meters.

Dubai Crown Prince:

• "Infrastructure projects are essential foundations for sustainable economic development, and the Dubai government continues to improve it."

• "The Roads and Transport Sector is a major artery to support economic prosperity, stimulate sustainable growth and serve the community."

• The Dubai-Al-Ain Road Development Project serves 1.5 million people and is part of the transport strategic plan.

• Development of the Dubai-Al-Ain road, with a length of 17 km, with 3 to 6 lanes in each direction.

• 36 thousand vehicles per hour, the total capacity of the bridges at the intersection of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Dubai-Al Ain Road.

6 intersections

The project to develop intersections on Dubai-Al-Ain Street included the construction of a bridge at the intersection of Emirates Road with Dubai-Al-Ain Street, and the construction of a bridge linking Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street (north and south), and intersecting with Dubai-Al-Ain Street, with a length of 220 meters and a capacity of 220 meters. Four lanes in each direction, with the possibility of expanding to five lanes in the future, and developing the current bridge to serve the traffic coming from the Dubailand residential complex heading west to Dubai-Al Ain Street towards Dubai, and establishing a new bridge link to serve the traffic coming from Dubai north heading to the city The Academy and the Silicon Oasis with a total length of 528 meters, with the construction of service roads on both sides of the street, and the construction of bypass links to serve the rest of the traffic and development projects.

The project also included the development of the Nad Al Sheba intersection, to serve the traffic movement from Dubai-Al Ain Street to the Nad Al Sheba area and back, in addition to improvements to the surface roads entering and leaving the Nad Al Sheba area, as well as developing the intersection of Al Maidan Street with Dubai-Al Ain Street and linking it with Al Manama Street. Through a bridge with a capacity of four lanes in each direction, to connect Al Maidan Street and Manama Street, in addition to developing the previous bridge on Al Maidan and Dubai-Al Ain Streets to serve the development projects of Meydan.

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