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Dubai opens new road

On Saturday, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority announced that the Al Yalayis and Al Asayel Streets Improvement had been opened.

The improvements made to Al Yalayis Street represent an enhancement of the link between Sheikh Zayed Road and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road in addition to the Emirates Road.

Al Asayel Street is an important traffic corridor that runs parallel to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, Al Khail Road, Emirates Road and Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street.

The project will serve the Dubai economy in addition to offering further entry and exit points to some of the area’s other development projects, such as the likes of Al Furjan, Jebel Ali Development and Discovery Gardens.

The director-general and chairman of the executive board of directors of the Roads and Transport Authority, Mattar Al Tayer, says that the project was undertaken to respond to the directives of the Ruler of Dubai, the Prime Minister and Vice-President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This was in order to keep at pace with Dubai’s sweeping urban development and make the mobility of both people and products much easier. 

Al Tayer adds that the project increases Al Yalayis Street’s intake to around 20,000 motor vehicles every hour. This is in both directions and reduces the transit time between the Seventh Interchange (Sheikh Zayed Road) and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road to as little as just four minutes.

The project is one component of the Parallel Roads Project and deals with the improvement of Al Yalayis Street across an area that extends six kilometres from the Sheikh Zayed Road’s Seventh Interchange to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road at Al Houdh Interchange.

There is also going to be an upgrade to Al Asayel Street across a sector spanning five kilometres in order to have JAFZA linked with Emirates Hills and Jumeirah Islands.

The street’s capacity will expand to as much as 9,000 cars per hour. This makes it an alternative route for Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Al Khail Road in a sector between Jebel Ali Industrial and the Business Bay via Al Quoz, according to Al Tayer.

The lanes in Al Yalayis Street are also going to be increased from the current three to as many as five in all directions.

This will begin from Sheikh Zayed Road and carrying on to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and then up to Emirates Road, raising the capacity of the road up to as much as approximately 20,000 vehicles in both directions every hour. 

Further lanes have also been completed alongside Al Yalayis Street that link with flyovers on Al Asayel Street and First Al Khalil Street, widening the road so that it has as many as seven lanes in all directions.

Anyone who operates a motor vehicle in Dubai is legally required to have car insurance, which offers drivers, their vehicles and passengers, as well as other road users, financial protection against the possibility of accidents, damages and injuries.