Academic City Road is now Zayed bin Hamdan Road

By Rajive Singh

DUBAI 21 February 2018: His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has ordered to renaming of the Academic City Road in Dubai after Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan, in recognition of his contributions to the UAE.

Running parallel to Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, the eight-lane highway extends 50 km from its intersection with Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road to the Oman Street intersection. Half of the road has already been opened to traffic while the remaining half will be opened in March, said Wam.

The road, which has a capacity of 12,000-16,000 vehicles per hour in both directions, is considered one of Dubai’s key strategic roads as it offers access to several major areas such as Dubai Silicon Oasis, Arabian Ranches and the Expo 2020 site. It features seven main intersections with Ras Al Khor Road, Latifa bint Hamdan Street, Hassa Street, Al Yalayis Road, Al Qudra Road, Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road and Al Ain Road, in addition to 10 secondary intersections.

First phase of Maliha Road completed

ABU DHABI: The Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has inaugurated the first phase of the new Maliha Road, which will be opened to traffic.

The road is a 41-kilometre extension of Sheikh Khalifa Road and is part of the wider federal road network, which is being constructed to improve road and traffic efficiency, at an estimated cost of Dh184 million.

Ahmed Juma Al Zaabi, Deputy Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of the Committee, stated that the committee has implemented infrastructure development projects throughout the country, as per the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa, and based on his desire to achieve the highest standards of safety and prosperity for UAE citizens, to support the overall development of various regions of the country.

He added that the committee aims to develop national roads and provide an advanced and safe road network that will meet the needs of citizens, residents and the country’s visitors, according to the highest international standards. Al Zaabi noted that these projects constitute progress in the country’s new road network and are part of a series of comprehensive development projects, to be added to the UAE’s advanced infrastructure.

The project will link Sharjah and Maliha and will pass within the borders of Sharjah, Al Bataeh and Maliha, linking Sharjah with Sheikh Khalifa Highway and Kalbaa Road and enabling vehicles and passengers to reach Fujairah, Kalbaa City and the border area between the UAE and Oman.