Speed Limit To Reduce On A Key Road In The UAE

by Vaishnavi Venkataraman
Speed Limit To Reduce On A Key Road In The UAE

In case you’re passing via Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid road, there’s something you need to know. The Fujairah police have shared a post announcing reduced speed limits on this road. The limit has been reduced from 140 to 120 kmph and the new rule will be valid from 1 July 2019.

What’s It?

According to a recent statement, the Dubai police have altered speed limits on a key road in the emirate. Fujairah police shared an update about the revised speed limit on Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid road. The speed limit on this key road connecting to the end of Thawban area has been reduced from 140 kmph to 120 kmph.

Radars have been installed to ensure drivers adhere to the new speeds. The speed change is effective from 1 July.

The Dubai RTA is leaving no stone unturned to provide the best to residents. Recently the RTA announced that over 90% of the Tripoli Street Improvement Project has been completed. The 12-km stretch links Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road and is expected to open this June. The project will improve access between Dubai and Sharjah and also streamline access to Warqaa and Mirdif districts. 

The project will increase the traffic flow to about 12,000 vehicles per hour in both directions (6000 vehicles per hour per direction) and reduce the traffic volumes by 30%. Upon completion, the project will act as a parallel to Al Amardi-Al Khawaneej as well as Al Awir – Ras Al Khor traffic corridors.

The project also included the construction of a 5.3 km-long street of three lanes, from Tripoli-Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Streets up to Emirates Road.

What Else?

Dubai RTA has launched a new marine service, on the water canal, starting from the Sheikh Zayed Road Station. The service, which is now being tested aims to reach the city’s attractions and popularize marine tourism.

The new marine route takes you through Burj Khalifa, Festival City, Dubai Creek, Old Souq, Al Seef, Spice Souq, La Mer (Jumeirah) and then tours back to Sheikh Zayed Road Station.

The new transport facility is available on Thursdays at 9:00 0r 10:00 pm and on Fridays from 4:00 pm to 10:00 pm. However, the service is subject to demand and will require a minimum of 21 passengers to operate. Tickets are priced at AED 50 for silver class and AED 75 for gold class. 

Kids between 2 to 10 years will enjoy 50 per cent discount. The ride will be free for kids under 2 years.