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Old January 21st, 2013, 08:00 PM   #141
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Does anybody knows how many km of highways are in UAE?
In 2005 they had 1392 km, but since than I think they have build some more.
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Old March 8th, 2013, 04:16 PM   #142
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Moved to Dubai last August. Fantastic surfacing and alignment on most roads, but the signage and interchange designs are poor. Exits are not prominently numbered -- as in, the exit numbers are small on the gantries/cantilevers.

The interchanges themselves are often horribly confusing. Exits have exits of their own, often with limited merging opportunities - and slip roads lead to more slip roads.

Then there is the ferocious aggression of many other drivers. The UAE is not a country where one drives for pleasure.
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Old September 18th, 2013, 10:02 PM   #143
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New E44 / E311 interchange in Dubai.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 03:49 AM   #144
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Google Street View is now available in most of the Dubai Emirate.
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Old December 28th, 2014, 06:44 PM   #145
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Are there any tourists who have experienced renting a car in the UAE? Also, how would you comment on the drive on the Abu Dhabi<->Dubai route?
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Old December 29th, 2014, 10:28 AM   #146
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Are there any tourists who have experienced renting a car in the UAE? Also, how would you comment on the drive on the Abu Dhabi<->Dubai route?
Easy and short (1:30 hour drive) , just avoid the far left lane (fast lane)
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Old December 29th, 2014, 06:25 PM   #147
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Easy and short (1:30 hour drive) , just avoid the far left lane (fast lane)
Do you say flashy cars do 200km/h+ in the leftmost lane, like in Germany?
Or do they tailgate a lot, even at lesser speed?

Anyway, what about current speed limits on UAE motorways? And what are actually driven speeds and what kind of enforcement is present?
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Old December 29th, 2014, 09:18 PM   #148
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Do you say flashy cars do 200km/h+ in the leftmost lane, like in Germany?
Or do they tailgate a lot, even at lesser speed?

Anyway, what about current speed limits on UAE motorways? And what are actually driven speeds and what kind of enforcement is present?
highway speed ranges from 120 to 140 km/hr, any faster and a patrol car and/or one of the dozen high-tech permanant or mobile radars will catch you

tailgating will happen if you are driving slower that the person behind you on the FAST LANE (left lane). Even if you are going the max speed on the highway , just get out of the way. some idiots go over 300 km/hr.
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Old August 25th, 2015, 12:48 PM   #149
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The best driving road in the Middle East?

Jebel Jais Mountain Road

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Old August 25th, 2015, 08:42 PM   #150
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That is beyond any doubt one great road, but ... Saudi Arabia will certainly offer some drives competing with it.
What is the speed limit on that road (and the general non-motorway limit in the UAE)?

What is the most common foreign license plate spotted in the UAE? Saudi Arabian I guess? Can you spot European registrations from time to time, like you see UAE plates here in Monaco and other flashy riviera places?
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Old August 26th, 2015, 04:30 AM   #151
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I have never seen a European number plate here in the UAE

Saudi Arabia,Qatar,bahrain,kuwait and Oman , basically near by Arab countries

I did spot a Cairo and Damascus number plate once around the time the war started in Syria and unrest in Egypt
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Old August 28th, 2015, 07:54 PM   #152
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I have never seen a European number plate here in the UAE
I have, when I was there about 6 years ago: 1 from the Netherlands, and 2 from Poland. The other foreign plates were indeed from the Arab countries from the region.
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Old August 28th, 2015, 08:45 PM   #153
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that's hardly surprising... Dutch caravans are all over the world
I've seen Dutch plates in Canada even
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Old August 29th, 2015, 02:32 AM   #154
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Today it's not possible to travel overland between Europe and the UAE, because every route would necessarily cross either Syria or Iraq. I also don't think that foreigners are allowed to enter Saudi Arabia with their own vehicles. Probably the only way is driving to Turkey, then Iran and taking a ferry across the Arabian\Persian gulf.
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Old November 22nd, 2016, 10:27 PM   #155
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The 62 kilometer, eight-lane extension of E311 from Dubai to Abu Dhabi will open by the end of December.

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Old November 26th, 2016, 11:13 PM   #156
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The E77 / E311 interchange opened to traffic today. It replaces an oval roundabout. Of course it's a massive motorway with 12 through lanes.

http://www.thenational.ae/uae/transp...pen-to-traffic

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Old November 27th, 2016, 01:04 PM   #157
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diverging diamond interchange

I found a DDI in Abu Dhabi, along E30. It was built in 2014.

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Old February 17th, 2017, 03:35 PM   #158
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Driving from Dubai to Abu Dhabi (UAE) 12.01.2017 Timelapse x4
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Old February 17th, 2017, 04:30 PM   #159
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Impressive road system. However, lane discipline and general drivers discipline seems to be at a low standard (look at that bus at 17:55)...
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Old February 18th, 2017, 05:11 PM   #160
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I think that there is no "keep right" rule in UAE.
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