The ring roads and highways of major cities have their own rules and code of conduct. They should not be approached normally.

For example, the E 311 alone holds several records, with its 140 km and thousands of vehicles per day.

The first rule, which is the one and only one allowing to survive a passage on the ring road, is contained in the code: imagine that the motorcycle is a car and takes the place of a car. In short, stay in your lane (if possible the third one: neither the slowest nor the fastest) and at the same rhythm as the traffic flow. Don’t forget that riding between the lines of cars is forbidden by the highway code, including for motorcycles.

In addition to these specific peripheral tips, there are standard driving tips that need to be amplified and that can become even more important than usual:

  • Adapt your driving to the weather ( fog, rain, sandstorm…),
  • Have a motorcycle in perfect condition: brakes, lights, indicators, mirrors, horn…
  • Have a good driving position, look far away, ready to brake or make an avoidance,
  • Do not take risks (such as driving between lanes)
  • Do not drive when you are tired, sick, not in shape: reflexes are reduced.

Check out the most important UAE Roads And Highways

E11 (558 km) The main road in the UAE

E11 – Photo credit Wikipedia

E 11 is a highway in the UAE. The longest road in the Emirates, it stretches from Al-Silah in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and ends in Ras al-Khaimah emirate, running roughly parallel to UAE’s coastline along the Persina Gulf. The road forms the main artery in some emirates’ main cities, where it assumes various alternate names —Sheikh Maktoum Bin Rashid Road and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road in Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, and Sheikh Muhammad bin Salem Road in Ras al-Khaimah.

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The Dubai-Abu Dhabi Highway of E 11 links the two largest cities of the United Arab Emirates, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The highway starts near Maqta Bridge in Abu Dhabi and becomes Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai.

E311 (Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road)

E311 – Photo credit Wikipedia

E 311 is a major road in the UAE . It begins in New Al Falah in Abu Dhabi and extends north-eastward towards the Ras al-Khaimah emirate. E 311 has been called “Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road” since January 2013 and is commonly known as SMBZ Road.Prior to that it was called Emirates Road, but that name is now given to E611, which was previously Dubai Bypass Road.

E611 (Emirates Road)

E611 – Photo credit: Wikipedia

E 611 this long roadway is also known as the “Emirates Road”, E 611 is developed to link the emirate of Abu Dhabi with the northern emirates of Ras al-khaimah, Umm al Quwain, parallel to E311 without passing through the city of Dubai.

E 611 was called “Dubai Bypass Road” or “Outer Bypass Road” (also called the “Dubai Ring Road”), before being renamed the “Emirates Road” in 2013.

E44 (Al Khail Road)

E44 – Photo credit: Wikipedia

E 44 connects the city of Dubai to the town of Hatta. In Dubai, the city is also referred to as Al Khail Road, Ras al khor Road and, Al Aweer Road, Dubai-Hatta Highway, E 44 also connects the UAE with Oman.

E 44 originates (as Al Khail Road) in Al Barsha, Dubai and runs roughly parallel to E11 (Sheikh Zayed Road) and E311(Emirates Road). It is referred to as Ras Al Khor Road after the E 44-Oud Mehta Road junction near Dubai Creek. The section between Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road is known as Al Awir Road. E 44 terminates in the town of Hatta.

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E66 (Dubai Al Ain Road)

E66 – Photo credit: Wikipedia

E 66 connects the city of Dubai to the interior city of Al Ain in the Eastern Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. E 66 runs roughly perpendicular to E11 (Sheikh Zayed Road) and E311 (Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road Road). Beginning in the locality of Oud Metha, E 11 progresses southward towards the interior. The road is referred to as “Dubai-Al Ain Road”, after its intersection with Emirates Road south of the city of Dubai, and “Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan Road”, after Sheikh Tahnoun, the Ruler’s Representative in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi.

E95 (Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Road)

E95 – Photo credit: Khaleej Times

E95 highway goes in parallel with the Oman-UAE border, starting from Al Ain and going all the way to the Saudi Arabia border where it merges with the E90 highway. Besides its link to other countries, it is a very important connection for people living alongside the main UAE cities.

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