Dubai from the sky: Shaikh Zayed Road
Shaikh Zayed Road, which has five lanes on each side with a barrier in between, stretches 55km from the Dubai World Trade Centre roundabout to the border of Abu Dhabi.
Nearly 27 kms of the road was constructed trhrough two major projects in 1993 and 1998.
The Shaikh Zayed Road is one of the most important highways, meeting other main roads such as Al Ain Road, Hatta Road, Emirates Road, Jebel Ali-Lehbab Road and other arterial and main roads.
With 13 interchanges to ease traffic flow, on peak days the number of vehicles using the road touches 200,000.
Some of the most impressive and glitzy buildings like Emirates Towers office and hotel complex can be found on this road. The striking new headquarters building is at present taking shape close to the Dubai World Trade Centre roundabout beside Shaikh Zayed Road.
Photos and news by Asghar Khan and Kiran Prasad/Gulf News