Sheikh Hamdan Inaugurates Dh2 Billion Dubai-al-Ain Road: Here’s How It Will Benefit You!

by Ishita Agarwal

A newly renovated highway between Dubai and Al Ain was launched on Sunday. The Dh2 billion ($540 million) “megaproject,” according to Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai, would benefit up to 1.5 million inhabitants. However, the route continues south to the Oman border and is lined with colourful murals and extravagant roundabout ornaments. 

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There are more than a dozen lanes in certain portions of the enlarged route. According to the Roads and Transport Authority, the initiative would “address traffic snarls that used to span approximately two kilometres.” The Dubai-Al Ain Road Improvement Project runs 17 kilometers along the Dubai-Al Ain Road, from the junction of Emirates Road to the intersection of Ras Al Khor Road.

The Roads and Transport Authority widened the road from three to six lanes in each direction. In addition, they have built six major interchanges and bridges and ramps across an 11.5-kilometre period. 


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Saves Travel Time 

The new length connects 25 institutions and schools, with a combined enrollment of 27,500 students. Moreover, the road’s capacity increases from 12,000 to 24,000 cars per hour in both directions due to the renovations. 

During peak hours, it will also reduce travel time on the highway road from the junction of Ras Al Khor Road to the intersection of the Emirates Road from 16 to eight minutes. 

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