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Old July 30th, 2007, 02:44 PM   #21
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Try some UAE government websites for that.
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Old July 30th, 2007, 05:23 PM   #22
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I have a map of the UAE, scale 1:470.000 i'm not sure how old it is, but i think it's pretty recent, like 2005 or something. I see if i can make a pic of it (don't have a scanner) tonight.
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Old August 4th, 2007, 02:10 PM   #23
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I tried to make a pic, as promised.

[IMG]http://i11.************/4r8x6af.jpg[/IMG]

Green: Motorway
Red: Dual carriageway
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Old August 4th, 2007, 02:26 PM   #24
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Very attractive highways and landscape.
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Old December 25th, 2007, 09:39 AM   #25
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More UAE Roads

The UAE has great roads, real fun to drive on. And the petrol is very cheap . Some pics from UAE.

The road to nowhere (it really goes nowhere). Camels.


More camels and a useless fence.


Oasis towns.


Highway to Oasis


Sand hazzards, it blows fast and will fill your car if you stay there long enough.


Highway to Qatar


Road along Foreshore


Jebel Hafeet Road near Al Ain. A fantastic road to the highest peak in the UAE. At night, the road lights are visible from 50km away .


Dubai new district with many Burj.


Road from Sharjah to Dubai

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Old December 25th, 2007, 09:52 AM   #26
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Great quality roads. I wonder about one thing, does the UAE have a standard for marking roads defined by law, or does it just depend on who constructs the road? Because on some pictures I see a yellow line in the middle (like in North America), in others on the outer edges (like in Israel and South Africa), and in others it's all white.
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Old December 25th, 2007, 07:00 PM   #27
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I dont know if they are defined, but they do vary from place to place.

I think it varies from Emirate to Emirate. The UAE has 7 Emirates, and they do have some autonomy and have their own works departments.

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Old December 28th, 2007, 04:57 AM   #28
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Do you have to send out plows or sweepers to clean up after sandstorms?
It probably seems like a weird question but I live in Minnesota, US and the pics of the sandstorms reminds me of the blizzards we get here in the winter.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 07:39 AM   #29
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Nice looking roads. The best looking in the Middle East it looks like.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 09:04 AM   #30
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This looks nice

As for the rest, kinda scary...imagine being stuck in the middle of the dessert...it'll be like "the hills have eyes" lol
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Old December 28th, 2007, 01:25 PM   #31
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WoW! 6 driving lanes and 4 emergency lanes for 2 cars....
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Old December 28th, 2007, 01:43 PM   #32
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You can laugh about it, but i don't know where this is, but it might be possible this route becomes much more busy in booming Dubai.

We all now wish that the Netherlands had build this kind of roads in the 70s and 80s. Now we are all stuck in traffic jams on 2x2 lane roads.
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Old December 28th, 2007, 02:50 PM   #33
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just stunning!!!!!
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Old December 28th, 2007, 06:43 PM   #34
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clean roads, they look modern!!!
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Old December 29th, 2007, 02:33 PM   #35
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You can laugh about it, but i don't know where this is, but it might be possible this route becomes much more busy in booming Dubai.

We all now wish that the Netherlands had build this kind of roads in the 70s and 80s. Now we are all stuck in traffic jams on 2x2 lane roads.
The picture was taken from the interchange between route 11 and the highway to the Mezaira Oasis (route 12), near Tarif about 120km west of the Abu Dhabi interchange. The road leads to Qatar, but there are few towns in UAE beyond this point. The combination of oil money and cheap foreign labour means the UAE is able to build an expansive road network linking what seems to be very small towns.

I did encounter a really big traffic jam between Sharjah and Dubai, it was at peak hour, but i also suspect there was some special event because some roads leading nowhere were also packed. Overall Dubai has a pretty good urban road network, and traffic jams can be avoided by driving off-peak as in most major cities.

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Old December 29th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #36
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The Iranians will be pissed at that map for having "Arabian Gulf" on it instead of Persian Gulf.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 03:06 AM   #37
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nice pics indeed.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 03:52 AM   #38
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Beutiful, clean and high quality roads When Sheikh Zayed Road was built people were laughing about it being a huge highway into the desert for so little traffic. Today it is surrounded by skyscrapers and jammed for many hours in both the morning and afternoon rush.

Roads help create economic growth. No reason to complain just because they are actually able to build them before the demand comes instead of decades after like most places...
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Old December 30th, 2007, 04:15 AM   #39
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Nice pics.

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I dont know if they are defined, but they do vary from place to place.

I think it varies from Emirate to Emirate. The UAE has 7 Emirates, and they do have some autonomy and have their own works departments.

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Yeah, I noticed that the setup is similar to how it works here where I live (US).

I also noticed that, while Dubai's highways have exit numbers, Abu Dhabi does not.
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Old December 30th, 2007, 06:46 AM   #40
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Sand hazzards, it blows fast and will fill your car if you stay there long enough.
sand hazards? like on a golf course?

cool pics
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