Sheikh Zayed Road
Sheikh Zayed Road
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dianedinky
Dunfermline, UK791 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Not sure why I'm reviewing this as it is not a tourist attraction but a highway. It is also very long and covers many parts of the city so there are different buildings around depending on how far along it you are.
My hotel was on this road so I will comment on my surroundings. I was staying near the Dubai Mall end.
Well, you can walk to the Museum of the Future which is off this road, there are several metro stations both sides (use the bridges you'll never get across these lanes of traffic), the world's tallest hotel The Genoa is on this road, as are many new hotels including one in the style of London's Big Ben.
Ultimately, it is a road. And a very, very busy one so take a metro ride.
Best feature is the Wendy's burger restaurant down from the Genoa!
Written 1 January 2024
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
A backbone of the city. Impressive, with many lanes in each direction, extremely crowded. In the central area, it looks like a canyon with walls made of skyscrapers. But all in all, just a highway, not a tourist attraction.
Written 17 November 2023
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Razan Z
80 contributions
Jun 2023 • Solo
Sheikh Zayed Road is an absolute beautiful road with its amazing 7-lanes! I use it everyday to get to work and there’s rarely any traffic despite it being the most popular road in Dubai! It's very clean, well structured and efficient in getting you to where you want to go! Plus, the disciplined driving on this road is truly impressive.
Written 12 June 2023
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Jan 2023
PROS
* Outstanding tremendous spectacular seven lane highway!!
* Magnificent and thrilling to drive this highway E11
* The main super thoroughfare of Dubai and the UAE
* It goes past rows and rows of high rises in central Dubai
* Essential for getting just about anyway
* Use it for fast efficient travel between places

CONS
* It is always busy and always packed- morning, noon and night
* Reckless drivers speeding and weaving between lanes and passing on the right (or even the shoulder)
* Active operational radar cameras everywhere

"I VISITED THIS PLACE'...
... because we determined and decided that renting a car was the less expensive and most practical and efficient way for our 10 days in Dubai and Abu Dhabi- and that was correct.

I loved renting the car. I loved driving the car. I loved having the car.

It was exciting and thrilling to drive on the seven lane highway, which at major interchanges could expand to eight, nine or even 10 lanes. It was also "nerve-racking" but in a fun way. i generally stayed somewhere between the 3rd and 5th lanes.

We also used this E11 thoroughfare to travel round trip Abu Dhabi to Dubai. There, between the cities, the speed limit is 140 kph. On two occasions while I was going 120 kph in the seventh left lane, a Ferrari passed me on the left- on the shoulder between my car and the guard rail- at a speed of at least 160 or more kph.

ADVICES
* I recommend this option of renting a car because it is economical and so convenient
* Be aware of driving habits and monitoring the other cars in front, beside and in back of you- drive at a good speed, but drive defensively.
* Study and learn and know the specific driving rules in the UAE- what the signs and what the markings on the road mean, when one is forbidden from changing lanes, when one can make a U-turn and how to maneuver in a multi-lane round about of at least four spokes
* Be especially aware of new lanes suddenly appearing as one approaches a major intersection. For example, waze would say "in 800 meters, turn left from the left three lanes- well fine and dandy- I'm in the fifth lane. But then 600 meters down the road, two or three new lanes will suddenly appear on the left and then I'm in the wrong lane and I miss the exit, and it is a 10 minute average detour to correct the mistake. So if waze says "turn left in 800 meters from the three left lanes," then it's probably best to move into the 7th lane, if you can manage the speed and the nerves of it.
Written 22 March 2023
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Shrena Patel
2 contributions
Feb 2023
sheikh zayed Road ..one word of this road is "universe" it look like in night "galaxy"
it is heart of dubai..
Written 20 February 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,917 contributions
Jan 2023
Named after the founding father of the UAE, this 14 to 16 lane highway right through the middle of town results from a megalomanic view of how the city of the future should look like. Get from A to B by car is just not possible if you want a livable city center. My city of the future is green with parks and cosy squares where you can meet others. A center , where there is priority for pedestrians and cyclists. Where vehicles do not make noise and pollute the air. Moreover, the enormous extra amount of asphalt and concrete in a desert town is contributing to an even hotter micro climate.
Written 6 February 2023
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John M
4 contributions
Jan 2023 • Couples
Just spent 10 days with hire car in dubai, the driving was fairly disciplined compared to uk once you get used to the free for all lane use. Its easiest to drive your own drive somewhere in the middle of the 5/6/7/8 lanes minding your own business but be extra attentive when changing lanes. The junctions are an absolute nightmare with the road frequently splitting left and right and google connected to the nav did an ok job but I did many wrong turns which added a bit of time here and there. Picked up a £150 radar speeding ticket which Thrifty car hire alerted me to the next day, paid it on car return. Its nice to have the car to do your own thing while there. You will see Dubai from a different perspective. I recommend visiting the mountain areas Jebel Ali in RAK, and Hatta, cooler and a delightful change of scenery an hour or so's drive from Dubai, and Abu Dhabi in the other direction. Most of the so called tourist attractions are very accesible and much quicker to get to by road. The traffic can be very busy. The parking wasnt a problem anywhere. I wouldnt recommend hire with no driving on the right experience it is quite a deep end to get used to.
Written 15 January 2023
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Haytham Abu Firas
Qatar14,440 contributions
Dec 2022 • Friends
Known to be the longest road in the UAE, construction for Sheikh Zayed Road began in 1971. The highway was completed in 1980. The road is named after the then President of the UAE and Ruler of Abu Dhabi, His Highness Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
Written 20 December 2022
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel39,612 contributions
Sept 2022
This endless road is what Dubai is all about.
From a small, meaningless fishing village, to a stunning modern city.
Most of the city's iconic building can be found along this road, which will be jammed packed with cars during the morning and afternoon rush hours.
Written 25 November 2022
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DipuKV
Pune, India2,508 contributions
Nov 2022
Sheikh Zayed Road is the lifeline of the city, connecting one end to the other. Along the way, you see some of the most beautiful landmarks of the city.
Written 12 November 2022
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