His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has officially opened the newly improved Dubai-Al Ain Road that will benefit 1.5 million living or working in the area.
Built at a cost of AED 2 billion, the Dubai-Al Ain Road Improvement Project spans 17 km from the intersection of Emirates Road to the intersection of Ras Al Khor Road.
It included widening the road from three to six lanes in each direction and constructing service roads on both sides to reduce traffic congestion.
It will double the intake on the road from 12,000 to 24,000 vehicles per hour in both directions, slashing travel time from 16 minutes to eight minutes during peak time.
Sheikh Hamdan highlighted how the project reflects the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to create the world’s best infrastructure in the emirate.
It’s also part of a broader strategy to “transform Dubai into the world’s best place to live, work and visit as well as strengthen our readiness to meet future needs in one of the fastest growing cities worldwide”.
Today we officially launched the Dubai- Al Ain Road Development Project. This AED 2 billion mega project will benefit 1.5 million residents. Our goal is to turn Dubai into the world’s top city in urban planning. pic.twitter.com/0C6wGME80L
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) May 29, 2022
Overall, the project revamped six key junctions with the Emirates Road, Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Nad Al Sheba Road, Al Meydan Road and Ras Al Khor Road. And, will serve the residential communities in Academic City, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Dubailand Residential Complex, Liwan and the Dubai Design District.