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Bridge link to Deira Islands mega project to open this week

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority says $40.8m bridge project will open on Friday

Bridge link to Deira Islands mega project to open this week

A bridge linking Nakheel’s Deira Islands megaproject with the mainland is scheduled to open later this week.

The bridge will provide a link to what will become Dubai’s new waterfront, which includes four man-made islands, hundreds of hotels, apartments, multi-use buildings and marinas, news agency WAM reported.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it will open the AED150 million ($40.8 million) bridge on Friday.

Deira Islands comprises of four man-made islands spanning an area of about 17 million square metres. The project, which is the largest development project in Deira, includes the construction of hundreds of hotels, hotel apartments, multi-use buildings and marinas.

The project is expected to be inhabited by 250,000 persons and provide employment for 80,000 people.

According to studies, the volume of traffic generated by the project is expected to reach 110,000 journeys during peak hours, which requires the construction of a massive network of roads and transit systems.

There will be three main entrances to the project, two at the intersection of Al Khaleej Road with Abu Baker Al Siddique Road and Al Quds Road, and the third extends from Al Mina Road alongside Rashid Port.

The project provides direct and free entrances through flyovers leading to all of the project’s entrances.

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