Thursday, November 30, 2006

Shaikh Zayed Road. Dubai.




When for the first time we travelled on Shaikh Zayed Road during night, I was completly zapped.It was not travelling on earth it was heaven, It was like a beautiful dream.
Linked by stunning modern skyscrappers, Shaikh Zayed road is one of the most dramastic road in Dubai, with 7+7= broad lanes.
Sheikh Zayed Road (arab. شارع الشيخ زايد) is a highway in southern Dubai, United Arab Emirates, running parallel to its coastline from Trade Centre Roundabout to the border with the emirate of Abu Dhabi, in the area of Jebel Ali. The highway has several interchanges, what is usually referred to as exits in the USA, 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.

The road was formerly known as the Trade Centre Road. In the 1990s the highway was overhauled and renamed after the late president of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahayan. The first stretch of the highway between interchanges one and two is home to most of Dubai skyscrapers including Burj Dubai, currently under construction, and Emirates Towers. The highway also connects to other new developments such as The Palm Jumeirah.
The road has been nicknamed "Refrigerator Row" by locals, as the positioning of skyscrapers resembles a line of appliances
The only purpose of this blog, is to show our fellow politicians and PMC, where the world has moved ahead and where we stand in camparision.

6 comments:

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Anonymous said...

silly little post...first time u travelled abroad?

scott lakes said...

It is interesting how the youth--you & I when we were, would account for the air of a new environment. The things exciting the mind there are symbolic of that otherness, of which as weathered individuals now remain undetermined (w/ exceptions whilst we assert value statements). My point is as children we were positivists: we had certain skies--the now was promising. My perspective now of those images you show, is big sky country, not so much the fantastic super-structures, but only that they are contained... by a greater spirit.

Anish M said...

what bout the traffic on Sheikh Zayed road ? Is there traffic in heaven too ?

Mom of Three said...

THAT is an impressive city!

HAREKRISHNAJI said...

yes

Anish M.

you are right, One must experiance it Autoriskshaws not allowed.