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Emirates Road

E 311
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Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road
E 311 (Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road) in Dubai
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Existed: 2001 – present
;">Major junctions

Truck Road

Jebel Ali Al Habab Rd E 11
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Highways in the United Arab Emirates

Roads in Dubai

E 311 (known in Arabic as شارع ﺇ ٣١١) is a major route in the United Arab Emirates. The road begins in Jebel Ali Free Zone and extends eastward towards Ras Al Khaimah. It was initially designed by the Dubai Municipality originally to cut the traffic of heavy vehicles from the downtown area. However, due to a very bad road infracture in Sharjah, traffic bottle-necks are often seen near Dubai-Sharjah border. Within Dubai city limits, E 311 is referred to as the Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road and was later re-developed by RTA in Dubai creating 6 lanes on each side.

In mid-2005, the road was extended to reach the UAE's northernmost emirate of Ras Al Khaimah passing through the emirates of Ajman, Umm Al Quwain and Sharjah. There is also a project to extend the E 311 through Ras Al Khaimah to the UAE's northern border with Oman (Musandam Peninsula)

In Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road is a prime location for new projects as the area surrounding it can now be accessed easily. Many projects have been proposed or are in various stages of development along the road including International City, Arabian Ranches, Dubailand, Dubai Silicon Oasis, Global Village, Sports City etc.

Within the city of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road used to be known as the most dangerous roads in the UAE,[1] with 19 fatalities recorded on Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road within the first six months of 2006 alone. But with improved road designs and replacement of several roundabouts with interchanges, flyovers, speed cameras and increase in lanes – Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road has become much safer to drive. This road is also used to commute from Jebel Ali area in Dubai to the old town of Dubai such as Bur Dubai and Deira. Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road is located east of Dubai in parallel to Sheikh Zayed Road E11.People also use the Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road as an alternative to the Sheik Zayed Road which has toll gates (SALIK) that deducts AED 4 eveytime a vehicle passes beneath them.

On the 1st of January 2013, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, and constitutional monarch of Dubai, has ordered to rename the E311 highway from Emirates Road to Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, in a tribute to General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, for his valuable role in advancing inclusive development nationwide.


Coordinates: 25°04′24″N 55°18′14″E / 25.07333°N 55.30389°E / 25.07333; 55.30389

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