Deal signed for new $580m Dubai-Abu Dhabi road

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share

A new highway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi will be constructed as a cost of AED2.14bn ($580m), official media in the UAE announced.

According to a statement from Abu Dhabi General Services, known as Musanada, it appointed two contractors to build the 62km stretch of road, which will be built in two phases over the next 30 months.

The contracts were awarded to Ghantoot Transport & General Contracting Establishment, Tristar Engineering & Construction, and Abu Dhabi Salini Construttori SPA.

The new length of road is an extension to the existing Mohammed Bin Zayed Street from Saih Shuaib area, through to Al Maha Forest, to Khalifa Industrial Zone Abu Dhabi. It will eventually merge with Sweihan Road.

The road will have four lanes in either direction, with the possibility of expanding this to six at a later date.

Ghantoot Transport will handle the first phase of construction at an approximate cost of AED1.3bn, which will include 34km of road and three junctions.

The second phase will be built by Tristar Engineering & Construction and Abu Dhabi Salini Construttori at a cost of AED840m and will stretch 28km.

Musanada CEO Mohammad Khalifa Al Fahed Al Muhairi said that the project was part of the UAE capital’s Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 and is Surface Transport Master Plan, which aims at bolstering transport infrastructure in the emirate.

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
Dubai déjà vu? Buildings with international twins

Dubai déjà vu? Buildings with international twins

Lookalike architecture: We look at five buildings in the UAE...

1
Sink or swim: Why is the Gulf so fascinated with underwater projects?

Sink or swim: Why is the Gulf so fascinated with underwater projects?

Gulf developers, particularly in Dubai, have announced a number...

Five ways to maximise productivity during Ramadan

Five ways to maximise productivity during Ramadan

A drop in productivity during Ramadan is generally accepted by...

Most Popular
Most Discussed