UAE - Roadways
The UAE has
the best road network globally. According to the Global Competitiveness Report
issued by the World Economic Forum for the year 2019, the UAE occupies the
seventh position in the index of road quality.
Interior Development replaced traditional lights with power-saving LED lamps on
all federal roads spanning 710 km. The LEDs are less pollutant to the
environment with less carbon emission than traditional lights. They also have a
longer life that hits 10 years and save 50 per cent of consumed energy.
continues to construct and maintain roads in accordance with international
standards, using the best technology that fits the country's environmental
conditions. The roads' projects aim to improve efficiency of traffic and
connect parts of the country with a modern road network. The UAE has a road
network, which connects different emirates with each other. These roads
E11 - It is
the longest road in the UAE; it stretches from Al Silah in the emirate of Abu
Dhabi and ends in the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah. It has various alternate
names: Sheikh Maktoum Road in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai and Sheikh
Muhammad bin Salem Road in Ras Al Khaimah.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road - It was known as Emirates road. The road links
Dubai to the rest of the emirates.
Emirates Bypass road - It is 110 km long. It provides an alternative route to
Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed roads for drivers from Ras Al
Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Ajman and Sharjah, heading to Abu Dhabi without having
to go through downtown Dubai.
Khalifa highway - It links Dubai and Fujairah; shortening the distance by 20 to
30 km as opposed to older routes.
Khalifa bin Zayed road - It links the villages in the eastern region.
road - It passes through the Hatta mountain range and goes through the emirates
of Dubai, Sharjah and Ras Al Khaimah.
Ain road – it links Dubai with Al Ain city.
Zayed Bridge - It is 842 metres long and 64 metres high. It is the third
traffic route connecting the mainland to the island of Abu Dhabi.
In Dubai -
All vehicles including taxis are subject to a toll of AED 4 when they pass
through the toll gates in Dubai. Vehicle owners are required to buy salik tags
which are available online and at petrol stations. After purchasing the salik
tag, vehicle owners must stick them on the front shield of their car/bike.
Check the salik balance from time to time by calling on 800-Salik (80072545)
and re-charge it online. Read about additional top-up channels. Passing through
salik gates without the tag may attract fines. Moreover, in case of passing
through Salik gate without sufficient balance in Salik tag car and not charging
the card within 5 days, a fine will be levied on the vehicle.
toll system (Darb) - The emirate of Abu Dhabi started collecting road tolls on
2 January 2021. Toll gates are located on the four bridges leading to the Abu
bin Zayed Bridge