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Old January 5th, 2009, 06:38 AM   #81
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UAE Roundabouts

A collection of some UAE roundabout favourites:

(see http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...6#post30227246 for Oman Roundabouts)

Approaching Diba (next three photos):






Another roundabout near Diba:


Hatta on E44:


Liwa Oasis, the roundabout requires plenty of fluids and attention in the desert:


near Al Qir (road to Khasab Oman)


near Al Muayrid, E11.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 08:34 AM   #82
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beautiful decorations.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 07:35 PM   #83
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Interesting...
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Old January 6th, 2009, 07:52 AM   #84
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Roundabout near Khor Fakkan: (on the E99)


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Old January 7th, 2009, 09:48 PM   #85
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as always, great roundabouts!
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Old April 9th, 2009, 03:12 PM   #86
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160km speed + from the pictures, I assume no lane use rules = scary.

The Speed cameras in Abu Dhabi seem to be set at 160kph but the legal limit is 120kph.
Use of lanes is not too bad, but there are some hairy moments and aggressive driving.
Freeways and Expressways are very high quality,
but multilane divided highways in the city centre can really divide both sides of the street, making it impossible to cross, which is a real shame.
thats my opinion for what its worth.
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Old May 10th, 2009, 02:32 PM   #87
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Some of the more scary roundabouts in Dubai comprise 5 approaching lanes per direction, leading into 4 circulatory lanes with traffic entering/exiting at random from any of the four circulatories; the 5th lane is a dedicated slip road to the adjacent leg of the roundabout/ without sharing into the circulatory movement; see the E44/D63 roundabout for an example. (Construction has started on eliminating the R/A)
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Old July 17th, 2009, 12:10 AM   #88
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Old November 5th, 2009, 11:20 PM   #89
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But the Dubai Police Chief also highlighted another telling statistic, and that is the appallingly high level of road deaths in Dubai at 22 per 100,000 people in 2006.
http://www.ameinfo.com/116118.html

That's pretty bad, right?
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Old November 5th, 2009, 11:32 PM   #90
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Statistics can be shown in various ways, which all give a different point of view.

* number of deaths per year
* number of deaths per 100,000 people
* number of deaths by traffic prestation (kilometers driven)

I prefer the last one, because it better represents the actual situation. For instance, if you have two road sections, one with 2 fatalities and one with 4 fatalities, it looks like the second one is worse. However, if you take into account traffic volumes and distance, it may look far different.

Example;
2 fatalities on a road section of 2 km used by 10,000 AADT = 2 fatalities per 20,000 km.
4 fatalities on a road section of 4 km used by 40,000 AADT = 4 fatalities per 160,000 km.

Hence, the part with the most fatalities is actually 4 times safer than the section with the fewest fatalities.
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Old November 6th, 2009, 04:26 AM   #91
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You mean traffic intensity or kilometers driven, the term doesn't translate well from dutch to english
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Old November 6th, 2009, 10:10 AM   #92
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Both. The kilometers driven are statistically determined by traffic volumes. Because you cannot determine the mileage of every single vehicle in the Netherlands, but you can measure traffic volumes.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 12:40 AM   #93
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AM I correct in saying that rute numbers are not put on roads in the UAE much?
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Old November 8th, 2009, 09:35 AM   #94
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AM I correct in saying that rute numbers are not put on roads in the UAE much?
You are not correct. Roadnumbers , especially on the highways are put on almost every sign. The E-routes (Emirates) can be found everywhere.
Some emirates (Dubai, al Fujairah and Sharjah) have their own routes, which can be found on the highways as well (see the example here below), but not always on ordinary routes.

A Sharjah regional route:


An E-route on a highway (E44)


Both highway (E11) and regional (D63) in Dubai
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Old November 29th, 2009, 05:43 PM   #96
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holy crap

burj dubai is about 20 kms from the foreground, astonishing composition

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Old November 30th, 2009, 02:18 PM   #97
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Awesome pics! Dubai really is THE future city!
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Old November 30th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #98
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Awesome pics! Dubai really is THE future city!
Well, at least until the money runs out.



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Old December 1st, 2009, 04:46 AM   #99
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LOL, the future is the past in UAE. Look at countries like Azerbaidjan etc. if you want to see future.
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Old December 1st, 2009, 08:09 PM   #100
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Well, at least until the money runs out.



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In fact a look at the recent news shows that Dubai is on crisis, which also affected a lot of European markets as banks like to Royal Bank of Scotland and HSBC are great creditors and investors in the emirate.
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