Major road accidents in the UAE

A snapshot of some of the worst traffic accidents on UAE's roads in the past five years.

Here's a snapshot of some of the worst traffic accidents on UAE's roads in the past five years:


One person died and 61 were injured in a 127-car pile-up on the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway. Police said heavy fog and speeding were responsible for the crashes that happened across a 2kim-stretch of the highway between Sahama and Ghantoot.

Three women were killed and seven others injured in an accident in the Liwa road towards Madinat Zayed caused by a burst car tyre.


Two trailers collided head on along the Al Ain-Abu Dhabi route, Abu Dhabi, which killed the two drivers

Two Emirati men were killed in a horrifying road crash in Al Ain when the vehicle in which they were travelling overturned

Five Afghan nationals were killed in an accident in Al Gharbia, the western region of Abu Dhabi, when their car rammed into a truck parked off the highway

Six people died and 44 were injured in an early morning accident near Ruwais, about 240 km west of Abu Dhabi city when a truck and a bus collided

Four Iraqi women and a teenage boy died when their SUV crashed into a truck's rear on Dubai Bypass Road

Four people were killed and another was seriously injured in a crash due to reckless driving and speeding on Emirates Road in Dubai.

Two Asian workers were killed in a horrific accident when their speeding truck collided with another one on Emirates road at about 5 pm


Seven people died and eleven were injured after a minibus rammed a vehicle on the Dubai-Al Ain high way

Five Emiratis died in a tragic road accident in the Tarif area of the Western Region in Abu Dhabi after the tyre of their car burst and the vehicle overturned more than ten times

Seven people were killed when a Porsche and Toyota Yaris collided due to speeding on Nahil Road, Al Ain

In Sharjah, a minibus driver was killed and all 14 people on board the vehicle injured after the bus collided with a car at the Cultural Roundabout and caught fire

Three people died in an accident on the Dubai-Lahbab Road when a mini-bus carrying 15 people collided with 4X4 vehicle causing the mini-bus to overturn and hit the metal barrier before careening on the other side of the road


13 November 2008
More than 70 people suffered injuries after a multiple-bus crash on Shaikh Zayed Road near Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai. The collision was so strong that two buses caught fire and were completely gutted.

13 July 2008
Five people including three women died after a mini bus swerved and landed on the opposite side of the road near Wafi City

9 June 2008
A family of three was wiped out instantly when their car's tyre burst, crashing into a truck on Al Saeedi Road in RAK

9 May 2008
Three people, including a five-year-old child were burnt to death in a car accident on Al Wasl Road, Dubai

 3 April 2008
Three people died and 11 were injured in when a speeding sewage tanker first hit a minibus, which was later also hit by a bus on Al Khail Road

11 March 2008
At least three people were killed and nearly 350 were injured in a horrific 60 vehicle pile-up on the Abu-Dhabi highway near Ghantoot


25 November 2007
Five members of a family, including three young children were killed when a car was hit by a four-wheel drive throwing it to the other side of the road in Abu Dhabi.

 2 October 2007
Five people were burnt to death in accident when the driver hit the side pavement of the tunnel in Karama

11 August 2007
Seven people were killed and 11 injured in a bus and car collision caused by low visibility, fog and carelessness on Emirates Road


23 October 2006
Three passengers were killed and one passenger sustained serious injuries in an accident occurred on Shaikh Zayed Road when their four-wheel drive vehicle hit the road divider and flipped

- Compiled by Gulf News Archives