First Interchange on Shaikh Zayed Road in Dubai. Photo Courtesy of Gulf News.
E 11 (in Arabic: شارع ﺇ ١١), known in Dubai as “Sheikh Zayed Road” (in Arabic: شارع الشيخ زايد), is a highway in the United Arab Emirates. The longest road in the UAE, E 11 streches from Al Silah in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and ends in Ras Al Khaimah emirate at the Oman border, running roughly parallel to UAE’s coastline along the Persian Gulf. The road forms the main artery in some emirates’ main cities, where it assumes various alternate names — Sheikh Maktoum Road in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, and Sheikh Muhammed bin Salem Road in Ras Al Khaimah.
Work on the 168 USD million First Interchange on Shaikh Zayed Road in Dubai is now fully complete and it has recently been opened to traffic. Construction of three-tier road network began in 2006. The interchange now has the capacity to handle more than 16,000 vehicles an hour. Photo Courtesy of Gulf News.