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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, may God protect him, affirmed that infrastructure projects are among the main pillars of the comprehensive development process in Dubai, and that they are among the priorities that the government of the emirate attaches great importance to in light of the impact of these developments. Projects in supporting comprehensive and sustainable development trends, advancing economic development, meeting the needs of society and providing it with the best services.
His Highness wrote on his official account on Twitter: “Infinity Bridge (infinity) .. a new engineering, artistic and global architectural masterpiece .. we launched today from Dubai .. our bridges towards the future .. our ambitions are endless.”
His Highness said: “The road and transport sector is a vital sector that supports economic growth and social welfare, and we continue to advance it, and our investments in it have exceeded 140 billion dirhams over the past fifteen years… Strong infrastructure serves the community, enhances our global competitiveness and expands growth opportunities, and our primary goal remains to provide a supportive environment business and the best quality of life for citizens and residents and everyone who comes to Dubai as an honored visitor.”
This came during the visit of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, accompanied by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council, and His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the new Infinity Bridge built near the tunnel Al Shindagha in Dubai, where they were received at the bridge site by His Excellency Mattar Mohammed Al Tayer, Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai.
The visit comes within the framework of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s keenness to follow up on the implementation of infrastructure projects that Dubai continues to invest in to serve comprehensive development trends and keep pace with the steady urban expansion in light of the strong economic and development rates witnessed by the emirate, and to determine the extent of progress achieved. In the strategic goal set by His Highness to make Dubai the best city to live, work and visit in the world.
At the beginning of the tour, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum listened to an explanation from His Excellency Mattar Al Tayer about the ongoing development in the implementation of infrastructure projects in Dubai, especially in the road and transport sector, in accordance with urban development plans in the city. His Excellency explained that the projects that have been completed During the last period, it accompanied the rapid development of Dubai as a major economic center in the region, most notably: Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, Business Bay Crossing, road projects leading to the Expo and the expansion of Al Khail Street and Al Khawaneej axis and other projects, while work is currently underway to complete the development of the Shindagha axis, as well as Development of Dubai-Al-Ain Road and Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Corridor.
His Highness was briefed on the details of the projects of the Shindagha axis, and the new “Infinity” bridge, which is the latest addition to this vital axis, and the bridge’s unique artistic design, inspired by the “infinity” sign, as the design reflects Dubai’s ambitions that know no limits and no end.
His Excellency Al Tayer clarified that the current part of the Al Shindagha Corridor project, whose total cost is estimated at five billion and 300 million dirhams, includes the development of 15 intersections with a length of 13 kilometers. It is in the second half of this year. The axis serves the Deira and Bur Dubai areas, and a number of development projects such as: Deira Islands, Dubai Waterfront, Dubai Maritime City, and Port Rashid. 2030, and the value of the savings from reducing flight time is estimated at 45 billion dirhams over 20 years.
The (Infinity) Bridge meets the requirements of growth and contributes to strengthening the connection between the regions of Deira and Bur Dubai, with a capacity of six lanes in each direction, in addition to a joint pedestrian and bicycle path, bringing the total number of lanes on Dubai Creek from 48 lanes to 60 lanes. The new bridge has a capacity of 24,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.
The Shindagha axis is one of the most important strategic projects implemented by the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai, and includes 11 phases. Its implementation began in 2016, and work in all its phases will be completed in 2027, according to the urban development in the region.
There are currently two circular roads in the city that contribute to facilitating traffic and support economic activity. The first is an external road, representing the extension of Sheikh Rashid Street passing through Al Mina Street, then Al Khaleej Street, Cairo Street, and Al Ittihad Street, and the second is an internal road, representing the extension of Sheikh Rashid Street passing through Al Mina Street and then Street The Gulf, Abu Bakr Al Siddiq Street, and Umm Hurair Street.
The future plans of the Shindagha Corridor project include the implementation of the Gulf Street development project and the intersection of Al Khaleej Street with Abu Hail Street, and the development of the intersection of Sheikh Rashid Street with Jumeirah Street, Al Mina Street and Sheikh Sabah Al Ahmad Al Jaber Al Sabah Street. This stage is expected to be completed by the end of 2025. The plan also includes the implementation of bridges It leads to the Deira islands from the south, and the length of the bridges is estimated at 1.5 km, and this stage is expected to be completed in 2027.
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