Dubai: New Sheikh Zayed Road bridge cuts travel time to seafront in 3 minutes

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A bridge connecting Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai Harbour is set to significantly reduce the travel time to the seafront destination, bringing it down from 12 minutes to just three. The 1,500-meter bridge is designed with two lanes in each direction.

The upcoming 1,500-meter bridge connecting Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai Harbour is set to significantly reduce travel time from Sheikh Zayed Road to the seafront destination. Currently, the journey takes 12 minutes, but with the new bridge, it will be reduced to just three minutes. The bridge will feature two lanes in each direction, accommodating up to 6,000 vehicles per hour.

Mattar Al Tayer, the Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), highlighted that the bridge would serve as a direct entry and exit point for Dubai Harbour. It is strategically located, extending from the fifth intersection on Sheikh Zayed Road (near the American University in Dubai) to Dubai Harbour Street. The route passes key intersections, including Al Naseem Street with Al Falak Street, and crosses over King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street on its way to Dubai Harbour.

Abdulla Binhabtoor, Chief Portfolio Management Officer at Shamal Holding, the owner of Dubai Harbour, expressed excitement about the project, emphasizing that the bridge's completion would ensure smooth traffic flow to and from Dubai Harbour. He noted that the initiative is part of their commitment to developing exceptional residential and tourist communities.

Situated between Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Harbour is home to Skydive Dubai, featuring a 770-meter-long runway. The new bridge aims to enhance accessibility to this vibrant waterfront destination, facilitating easier movement for residents, tourists, and visitors. The project aligns with the broader vision of improving transportation infrastructure and connectivity in Dubai, contributing to the city's ongoing development as a global hub.

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