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Watch: RTA awards contract for Dh431 million project to link Dubai Harbour with Sheikh Zayed Road

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The project encompasses the construction of a two-lane bridge in each direction spanning 1.5km, extending from Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai Harbour
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Dubai: A new bridge will be built to enable direct entry and exit from Dubai Harbour, cutting travel time from 12 minutes to three minutes, it was announced on Sunday.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded a Dh431 million project to construct direct entry and exit points for Dubai Harbour, in partnership with Shamal Holding, the firm that owns the seafront destination. The project encompasses the construction of a two-lane bridge in each direction spanning 1.5km, extending from Sheikh Zayed Road to Dubai Harbour.

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Dubai Harbour is located between Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah.

6,000 vehicles per hour

Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA said: “The project provides a direct entry and exit for Dubai Harbour to ease the movement of visitors and residents. It covers the construction of a bridge of two lanes in each direction spanning 1,500 metres and accommodating 6,000 vehicles per hour.

“The bridge extends from the fifth intersection on Sheikh Zayed Road [near the American University in Dubai] to Dubai Harbour Street¸ passing through the intersection of Al Naseem Street with Al Falak Street and crosses over the intersection of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street up to Dubai Harbour.”

Abdulla Binhabtoor, CEO, Shamal Holding said: “This major milestone to construct the Dubai Harbour bridge from Sheikh Zayed Road… achieves our mission of offering our residents and guests the best experience and comfort.

As we continue to upgrade and invest in the infrastructure and facilities of Dubai Harbour, we appreciate the support and partnership of the Roads and Transport Authority, as well as our wider ecosystem of partners, contractors, and developers.”

About Dubai Harbour

The seafront district includes Dubai Harbour Residences, the first residential project led and curated by Dubai Harbour.

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Dubai Harbour
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It is also home to Skydive Dubai, featuring a 770-metre-long runway that extends 550 metres into the Arabian Gulf. A 1.5km-long development project is also currently underway, featuring a residential complex with 24 towers and about 7,500 apartments.

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