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Friday 15 December 2017 (UAE)   

Dubai road and street names


Common name Map name Area Comments
311 Road Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd   Renamed, previously Emirates Rd
611 Rd or Emirates Rd Emirates Rd (E611)    
611 Rd Dubai Bypass Rd (E611)   Renamed as Emirates Road
Abu Dhabi Highway Sheikh Zayed Rd (E11)    
Al Diyafa St 2nd December St   Renamed in Dec 2011
Al Khail Rd Al Khail Rd (E44) Al Barsha, Al Quoz  
Al Waha St Hajar Rd, 315 Rd SZR to Al Khail Rd Al Waha Mall (Oasis Centre) on corner with SZR
Defence Roundabout Interchange 1, SZR   New freeflow I/C construction 2006-2010
Dubai Sharjah Highway Al Ittihad Rd (E11)    
Emirates Rd Emirates Rd / 611 Rd (E611)    
Emirates Rd Emirates Rd / 311 Rd (E311)   Renamed Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Rd
Bani Yas Square Al Nasr Square Deira or Baniyas Sq
Bank St Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd Bur Dubai  
Computer St Khalid Bin Al Waleed Rd Bur Dubai  
Falcon Roundabout   Bur Dubai Port Rashid end of Bank St
Iranian Hospital Rd Al Wasl Rd Al Wasl  
Jumeirah Beach Rd Jumeira Rd Jumeirah / Umm Suqeim  
Plant Rd Al Hudaiba St Al Wasl / Al Badaa From Iranian Hospital to Satwa Rd
SZR Sheikh Zayed Rd (E11)   "SZR" written rather than spoken
Trade Center Rd Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed St Bur Dubai  
  • Many "roundabouts" are junctions with traffic lights (signals) but have retained the roundabout name in common use.
  • The words "Road" and "Street" are often used interchangeably with no rhyme or reason, even to the extent that at one end of a road the sign will say "Rd" but at the other end the sign will say "St". Some names will just sound odd though - you rarely hear people say "Sheikh Zayed Street" for example ... in Dubai, however there is a Sheikh Zayed St in Sharjah (crosses Al Wahda Rd at the Flying Saucer roundabout) not connected to the Dubai SZR.
Al Diyafah Street renamed as Second of December Street
  • Al Diyafah Street is a well-known road in Satwa, Bur Dubai with a number of cafes and restaurants, and lots of cars in the evenings slowing everything down.
  • The road runs from the Dubai World Trade Center roundabout to Jumeirah Beach Road at the Union House intersection (where the giant flagpole is).
  • Al Diyafa St was renamed as 2nd of December Street on 02 or 03 December 2011 (announced by WAM news) to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of the UAE.
Roads, streets, highways renamed in Dubai
  • Al Diyafah Road > 2nd of December Street
  • Burj Dubai Boulevard > Emaar Boulevard. Date of name change unknown, might have been at the same time the Dubai Tower (Burj Dubai) was renamed as the Burj Khalifa Tower - 04 Jan 2010 when it officially opened. Road was also called "The Emerald Necklace" (in a press release or news item in April 2004, no further references to the name seen since, except for repeat stories using the original report)?
  • Doha Street > Financial Center Road (or is not renamed, both names are used?).
  • Dubai Bypass Road (Outer Bypass Road) (E611) > Emirates Road
  • Emaar Boulevard (was Burj Dubai Boulevard before being named Emaar Boulevard) > Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (26 Dec 2012). Was (or is still) also called The Boulevard, Downtown Boulevard, Downtown Dubai Boulevard, Dubai Mall Boulevard (unofficial names).
  • Emirates Road (E311) > Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road
  • Hadeed Road (D651 or D67, 319 St?) > Latifa Bint Hamdan Street. Between Sheikh Zayed Rd and Al Khail Rd at Al Khail Gate interchange.
Major highways, motorways in or connecting Dubai
  • E11 - Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai to Abu Dhabi highway
  • E311 - Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Highway or Road (MBZ Rd) (was called the Emirates Road - now the 611 Rd or Outer Bypass Rd is called the Emirates Rd).
  • E611 - Emirates Road (previously called Dubai Bypass Road or Outer Bypass Rd).

Road construction projects in Dubai

Road projects in Dubai 2015
  • [Completed Aug 2015] Al Yalayes Road, link between Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Rd (at Al Houdh roundabout) and Emirates Road via Dubai Investment Park (DIP). Length 9 km, 8 lanes total, access to and from DIP and Jumeirah Golf Estates.
Road projects in Dubai 2014
E311 motorway to Abu Dhabi - new Abu Dhabi-Dubai road

The E311 was the Emirates Road, then renamed as the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road.

  • 12 Dec 2013 - Developer Musanada (Abu Dhabi General Services) announced the new highway project (again?). Road length 62 km. Completion date still 2017, construction time 30 months. Phase I and II contractors appointed (or MoUs signed with Musanada) are Abu Dhabi Salini Costruttori, Ghantoot Transport and General Contracting Establishment, Tristar Engineering and Constructions. Initially the highway will have 4 lanes in each direction, with possible future expansion to 6 lanes each way if necessary.
  • Extension from Dubai to Abu Dhabi parallel to the E11 Sheikh Zayed Road (present DXB-AUH highway) planned. Project cost AED 2.1 billion. Route from Mohammed bin Zayed Road in Saih Sheib, through Al Maha Forest, Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi (KIZAD), connects to the Sweihan Road in Abu Dhabi. Completion date in 2014 ... delayed to 2017.
Last update Saturday 15-Aug-2015
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