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

Six-lane highway to be built between emirates over next 30 months

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.

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