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E 11 becomes Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai
|Length:||558.4 km (347.0 mi)|
|Existed:||1980 – present|
|Madinat Zayed Road, Abu Dhabi-Al Ain Truck Road, E 22, E 10
Jebel Ali Al Habab Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road (E 66)
Al Daid Road
Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan Road
|Major cities:||Dubai, Sharjah, Ajman, Umm al-Quwain, Ras al Khaimah|
Highways in the United Arab Emirates
E 11 (in Arabic: شارع ﺇ ١١) is a highway in the United Arab Emirates. The longest road in the UAE, E 11 streches from Al Silah in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and ends in Ras Al Khaimah emirate at the Oman border, running roughly parallel to UAE's coastline along the Persian Gulf. The road forms the main artery in some emirates' main cities, where it assumes various alternate names — Sheikh Maktoum Road in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, and Sheikh Muhammed bin Salem Road in Ras Al Khaimah.
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The Dubai-Abu Dhabi Highway of E 11 links the two largest cities of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai, together. The project was proposed by the Sheikhs of Abu Dhabi and Dubai to Sheikh Zayed. In 1971, the project was approved and construction began. The highway was completed in 1980. The highway starts near Maqta Bridge, Abu Dhabi and in turn becomes Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai.
In Dubai, E 11 is known as "Sheikh Zayed Road" (in Arabic: شارع الشيخ زايد). The highway runs parallel to the coastline from Trade Centre Roundabout to the border with the emirate of Abu Dhabi, 55 kilometres (34 mi) away in the area of Jebel Ali.
The road was formerly known as Defence Road. Between 1993 and 1998, 30 kilometres (19 mi) of the road was expanded. Along with this improvement came a change in the name. Sheikh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Ruler of Dubai at the time, named the road after the then president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The Sheikh Zayed Road is home to most of Dubai's skyscrapers, including the Emirates Towers and the Burj Khalifa. The highway also connects other new developments such as the Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and Dubai Waterfront. The road has most of the Red Line of Dubai Metro running alongside it.
Listed in order from Trade Centre Roundabout towards Jebel Ali to Interchange 2
|Northwest Side||Southeast Side|
|Etisalat Tower 2||World Trade Centre|
|The Monarch Office Tower||World Trade Centre Residence|
|The Monarch Hotel||World Trade Centre Apartments 1|
|Sama Tower||World Trade Centre Apartments 2|
|The Fairmont Dubai||World Trade Centre Apartments 3|
|API World Tower||Emirates Office Tower|
|Park Place||Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel|
|Acico Office Tower (Nassima Tower)||The Tower|
|Nikko Hotel Dubai||Al Yaquob Tower|
|White Crown Tower||Capricorn Tower|
|Saeed Tower 1||Maze Tower|
|Grosvenor House Commercial Tower||Al Ghadier Tower|
|Latifa Tower||Al Attar Business Tower|
|HHHR Tower||Jumeira Tower|
|Crowne Plaza Apartment Tower||Sky Tower|
|Crowne Plaza Hotel Tower||Al Attar Tower|
|Crowne Plaza Office Tower||Ahmed Abdul Rahim Al Attar Tower|
|Al Durrah Tower||Ghaya Residence|
|City Tower 2||Rose Tower|
|City Tower 1||Oasis Tower|
|Al Wasl Tower||21st Century Tower|
|Khalid Al Attar Tower||Rolex Tower|
|Khalid Al Attar Tower 2||Angsana Suites Tower|
|Al Safa Tower||Angsana Hotel Tower|
|Zabeel Tower||Al Kawakeb 1|
|Al Moosa Tower 1||Al Kawakeb 2|
|Al Moosa Tower 2||Al Kawakeb 3|
|Sahara Tower||Al Kawakeb 4|
|Al Rostamani Tower B||Al Kawakeb 5|
|Al Rostamani Tower A||Dusit Dubai|
|Saeed Tower 2||Millennium Tower|
|Four Points by Sheraton||Al Tayer Tower|
|Union Tower||Falcon Tower|
|Al Sondos Tower||Dubai Tower|
|Towers Rotana Hotel||Nuaimi Tower|
|Sheikh Marwan Tower|
|Al Hawai Tower|
|Sheikh Essa Tower|
|Number One Tower Suites|
|Ahmad Abdulrahim Ahmad Al Attar Tower|
|Dr. Khalifa Tower|
|Sheikh Ahmed Tower|
|Al Meraikhi Tower|
|Al Manara Tower|
|Al Kharbash Tower|
Sheikh Zayed Road has several interchanges to enable traffic to go on and off the highway. These interchanges commonly lead to roundabouts (rotaries) to enable traffic to exit or to go to the other side of the highway. There are many other exits although they are not as well equipped. As of 2007, the interchanges are:
On 12 March 2008, a series of accidents occurred on the highway that are considered to be one of the worst road accidents in the UAE’s history. According to the Abu Dhabi Police, 3 people were killed & 277 injured, of whom 15 were critically injured. Thick fog and poor visibility caused the accident. Around 200 vehicles crashed into each other before going up in flames.
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