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Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
(3.7/5 based on 1,300+ reviews on the web)
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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  • A double 4-lane highway helps the people to commute from where they are living to the center of the city and the Marina. We had a driver and I was glad about this; nevertheless I have experienced that...  more »
  • Staying just off the Sheikh Zayed Road, I got the chance to travel up and down the road at various times of the day in different lights. Best seen at dawn / dusk, against the backdrop of a changing sh...  more »
  • We stayed at the edge of the sheik zayed road and the least we can say is that it imposes. 2 x 6 strips, Highway + 2 x 4 local bands of circulation that's a lot but it is needed in this city, or everything is dedicate to the car. Around 8: 00 a.m. and in the evening after 6 pm this traffic between the evil of the emirates and the centre of Dubai. From the Marina prefer the metro has these hours to get to the burj Kalifa. Otherwise no special difficulties to drive on this highway, just get into 3rd or 4th band and do not leave except to go out. It exceeds both by the left than on the right, but we made it.
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