Visiting places in UAE
Designed to take traffic out of the downtown area of Dubai, Emirates Road is now a destination in its own right with countless residential, industrial and leisure development projects springing up alongside. Among the many schemes completed or being developed near Emirates Road are Arabian Ranches, one of Emaar's most prestigious residential developments, and Al Salam City, a residential and commercial leasehold development from Tameer.
Chief among the projects off Emirates Road will be Dubailand, a $20 billion entertainment complex that will attract visitors from across the globe. Emirates Road originally stretched from Jebel Ali Free Zone to Sharjah but has since been extended to Ras Al Khaimah. The first two phases of Emirates Road, with a total length of 50 km, linked Sharjah with Jebel Ali and were completed in early 2001. The road has since been lengthened. Emirates Road is one of the busiest highways in the UAE, with the lanes having a combined capacity of nearly 7000 vehicles per hour. The Emirates Road area has attracted huge amounts of investment with a string of projects now springing up alongside the highway. They include residential, business and leisure schemes.