A series of road networks has been inaugurated with the aim of shortening the distance and transportation time between various Emirates in the UAE.
The project was implemented in an effort to improve traffic safety and the flow of vehicles on the road, as well as facilitate commercial growth and domestic tourism.
The road network was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The project includes a network of tracks, roads, intersections and bridges in three main axes.
The first axis, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road, is a new route that will serve as an extension to the Sheikh Khalifa Road heading to Fujairah. This axis extends from the intersection of Sheikh Khalifa Road with Sharjah-Kalba Road and continues through the Mleiha area and Al Madam area in Sharjah and ends in the Al Shuwaib area in Abu Dhabi.
The second axis is at Al Watan Road, which is a direct connection route between various regions, with three lanes in each direction. The axis extends from the Hatta area, passing through the Masfout area in Ajman, the Almunaee area and the mountains of Wadi Al Qor in Ras Al Khaimah and intersects with the first axis in the Mleiha area in Sharjah.
The third axis of the project is the Dubai-Hatta Road, which includes the development and improvement of the current Dubai-Hatta road between Nizwa and Al Madam areas within Sharjah, with three lanes in each direction instead of two lanes.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed said, "Under the leadership of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed and the follow up of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed, as well as the concerted efforts of federal and local authorities, the UAE continues to implement strategic initiatives that support the country’s aspirations for the next 50 years and boost the competitiveness of its vital sectors. The UAE’s infrastructure projects are designed to provide an environment where both individuals and institutions can achieve their fullest potential. The UAE remains committed to providing the public and private sectors with the resources needed to accelerate growth and innovation. Our infrastructure initiatives aim to strengthen the country’s status as a global model for sustainable development and provide its people with a quality of life that rivals the world’s best."