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Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

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Scenic Drive Outdoor Activity
Walk, ride, or drive along Sheikh Zayed Road, the city's main thoroughfare, to take in the modern center's highlights. The urban section of this highway stretches 55 km (34 mi) through downtown and measures 0.5 km (0.3 mi) across. Running parallel to the coastline, the arterial road is lined on either side by modern architecture, including two of the city's most famous skyscrapers, top shopping malls, and an abundance of varied restaurants, cafes, and cultural landmarks. Connecting up some of the most important and popular developments, the road offers convenience as well as a great deal of sightseeing. Use our Dubai travel itinerary planner to visit Sheikh Zayed Road on your trip to Dubai, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The ride to the airport from the hotel we went by taxi and could experience this Boulevard, we've seen only from a distance, then even up close. The buildings along the street are worth seeing - so should you definitely time driving the route.
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  • Driving through this road is so smooth and classy. The buildings and architecture on this road are truly amazing. I was lucky to pass this place many times and had my head turn so much with a wow feel...  more »
  • We use to go from Dubai to Abu Dhabi and is amazing in your state of conservation, traffic free with its numerous viaducts.
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