The new speed limit comes into effect today, Sunday March 17…

Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has announced an increase to the speed limit on Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan St. From Sunday March 17, the speed limit is being raised from 90 to 100 km/hour in the sector between Dubai-Al Ain Road and Al Yalayes Road.

The road, which runs between Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road, links new desert communities with urban neighbourhoods Silicon Oasis, Dubai Studio City and Academic City.

“The decision to raise the speed limit on this sector of Sheikh Zayed bin Hamdan Al Nahyan Street has been taken after elaborate studies conforming to the Speed Management Manual in Dubai,” said the CEO of RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency.

“The existing speed limit signs will be changed to reflect the new speed limits of 100 km. Changes will also include directional and cautionary signs governing the traffic relationship between road users as per the approved standards in line with RTA’s vision of Safe and Smooth Transport for All,” she further added.

A buffer of up to 20km/hour over the advertised speed limit is given to motorists on major highways.

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