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Old December 2nd, 2009, 11:22 PM   #101
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You are not correct. Roadnumbers , especially on the highways are put on almost every sign.
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Old April 1st, 2010, 01:22 AM   #102
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Bump.

Here are some pics of Dubai highways I found on flickr.

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Old April 1st, 2010, 01:58 PM   #103
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Hey what's going on with the Hatta/Bypass road interchange in the last pic?
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Old July 13th, 2010, 08:54 PM   #104
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Persian Gulf Rules!!
By the way UAE doesn't have high density population, what's the use of these freeways?
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Old July 13th, 2010, 09:33 PM   #105
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Actually population is distributed very unevenly in the UAE. The most places where people do live are quite densely populated.

On the other hand, these massive 12 - 14 lane highways are show-off projects. I'm sure most of them could do with 8 lanes as well. No self-respecting traffic engineer would connect two 12 lane highways with just a simple cloverleaf even without C/D lanes.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 03:59 AM   #106
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Also, it's surprising that the 2x5 highway through the city seems to have no shoulders.
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Old July 14th, 2010, 01:19 PM   #107
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What is the use of this insane road? Is it connecting two cities of 10 million each? Counting the vehicles on it and transfering this road to Germany this road would be a 2x1 state highway.
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 11:14 AM   #108
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I don't like that Intersection. It affects your driving especially with a 160 km/hr speed limit. Is Dubai-Abu Dhabi a Freeway or just a Main Highway with combined freeway intersection and this type of intersection?
On the main E11 highway from downtown Dubai to Abu Dhabi there are no roundabouts. That aerial pic may be on Emirates Road E311, which parallels the more-heavily used E11 coast road (Sheikh Zayed Road) in Dubai - some intersections on E311 are not yet complete. They will all get flyovers in due course.

And the Dubai - Abu Dhabi road, if I recollect correctly, does NOT have street lights throughout (and NB that pictured intersection does not have them). I will check it out next week! But it seems that some newer highways like Dubai - Fujairah are getting them.

Does anyone know the UAE speed limit for buses?
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Old July 29th, 2010, 11:38 PM   #109
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I'm curious about the road numbers of the UAE's roads, as I've checked many places on the internet, maps etc and only the main ones are numbered.

Like for example, the E routes, there doesn't seem to be any specific numbering system applied to them except that the main ones appear to be numbers with the same digits eg. 11, 22, 44, 66, etc

I guess the 311 and 611 are numbered as such being direct bypasses of the 11.

And what about the individual Emirates' numbering systems? Google seems to have the Dubai network covered pretty well but absolutely no info on Abu Dhabi's or Sharjah's...

I'd be very grateful if someone could provide a link to either a site or a physical map I could buy that would help me get my head round all this!
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Old August 9th, 2010, 10:45 PM   #110
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Dubai and Sharjah both number their main non-E roads, some of which are pretty major - Sharjah's S116 links across to Kalba on the east Coast, but is not an E road because (I believe) the Federal Govt did not pay for it. (read all about the road on http://www.halcrow.com/Our-projects/...-Road-Sharjah/)

Dubai's road numbers start with a D. Abu Dhabi, surprisingly, does not number its roads.

D and S roads can be found in the Explorer UAE Road Atlas.

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I'm curious about the road numbers of the UAE's roads, as I've checked many places on the internet, maps etc and only the main ones are numbered.

Like for example, the E routes, there doesn't seem to be any specific numbering system applied to them except that the main ones appear to be numbers with the same digits eg. 11, 22, 44, 66, etc

I guess the 311 and 611 are numbered as such being direct bypasses of the 11.

And what about the individual Emirates' numbering systems? Google seems to have the Dubai network covered pretty well but absolutely no info on Abu Dhabi's or Sharjah's...

I'd be very grateful if someone could provide a link to either a site or a physical map I could buy that would help me get my head round all this!
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Old August 30th, 2010, 03:51 PM   #111
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On the main E11 highway from downtown Dubai to Abu Dhabi there are no roundabouts. That aerial pic may be on Emirates Road E311, which parallels the more-heavily used E11 coast road (Sheikh Zayed Road) in Dubai - some intersections on E311 are not yet complete. They will all get flyovers in due course.

And the Dubai - Abu Dhabi road, if I recollect correctly, does NOT have street lights throughout (and NB that pictured intersection does not have them). I will check it out next week! But it seems that some newer highways like Dubai - Fujairah are getting them.

Does anyone know the UAE speed limit for buses?
I think it's the E611, isn't it? Looks too far out of the centre to be the 311 in my opinion, in which case the road crossing it may well be something like the E88. As for the lack of C/D lanes, I've noticed most of the cloverleafs in the UAE do indeed have them, it seems this one doesn't however. I'll admit though that all those lanes are a slight overkill, but with all the population concentrated around Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, etc, and the poor design of the E311 through Sharjah which is only now being properly rectified, the necessity of the E611 is quite real, especially for through traffic from Abu Dhabi. At least while the road still exists in the desert, they have room for the big interchanges like this, as that's the problem with the E11 and to a lesser extent the E311 as the development has sprung up around it and really restricted the room available to upgrade the routes properly.
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Old August 30th, 2010, 06:16 PM   #112
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Dubai and Sharjah both number their main non-E roads, some of which are pretty major - Sharjah's S116 links across to Kalba on the east Coast, but is not an E road because (I believe) the Federal Govt did not pay for it.
If we are talking about ths same road: This one is numbered as E102 (see picture:

Dubai's road numbers start with a D. Abu Dhabi, surprisingly, does not number its roads.
D and S roads can be found in the Explorer UAE Road Atlas.[/QUOTE]
Al-Fujairah also numbers its roads (F-roads)
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Old August 30th, 2010, 08:06 PM   #113
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If we are talking about ths same road: This one is numbered as E102 (see picture:
Yeah I thought the same, OSM has it mapped as the E102 though at the moment the state of mapping there is in no fit state to be trusted to be honest which is a shame really. Would love to get over there and get a GPS unit and get the place sorted!
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Old October 17th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #114
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Few recent bits of news to resurrect this thread!

First off is the opening of the Yas Tunnel, a six lane 1.1km project.
More info here.

Second is the announcement that the Sheikh Zayed Bridge will be completed by the end of the year.
More info again, here.

And finally, the announcement that Abu Dhabi will soon have the Middle East's longest tunnel as the Al Salam tunnel nears completion, at 3km long, costing approximately $1.3 billion USD.
More info here.

Apologies for the lack of pictures, if anyone can find any stick them up asap!
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Old February 26th, 2011, 02:37 PM   #115
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That intersection over here is near Dubai? 7 lanes in each direction... just great...
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Old February 26th, 2011, 02:44 PM   #116
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It is here:

http://maps.google.com/maps?t=h&hl=e...3,0.01929&z=16

The interchange design is ridiculous. It's more about quantity than about quality, heck even with 4 lanes cloverleafs without C/D lanes are already malfunctioning, not to mention 12 lanes. The interchange is either horribly designed or the whole motorway is severely oversized (I suspect the last option).
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Old February 27th, 2011, 01:13 PM   #117
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Thanks for the link. The unfinished section goes directly to the city-center of Dubai right?
And that section looks quite large to me, i guessing that it will have at least 5 lanes in each direction.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 08:45 AM   #118
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Just found the thread and thought I would share this photo of a remote road. Location is near Moreb Dune ( the highest dune in the uae) Pic located at N 22° 58.983 E 053° 46.714
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Old May 15th, 2011, 09:09 AM   #119
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Another Pic

Here's another remote pic. No U turns
Can anybody advise me how to upload the pics directly from the Computer or do all have to be uploaded to another site.
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Old May 15th, 2011, 09:19 AM   #120
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You have to upload it to a website like Tinypic or Imageshack first and then copy the url.

Anyway this is my favourit interchange in the UAE:

Arabian Ranches Interchange:



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http://maps.google.ae/maps?hl=en&ie=...01929&t=h&z=16
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