What are the most dangerous roads in the UAE?

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Which are the most dangerous roads to drive on in the UAE? Or do you know of dangerous turns or intersections? What risks do they pose to motorists? Have you seen any accidents on that road?

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  • Helvin Arakkal

    Dec 16, 2009 4:57

    One of the most dangerous roads in Abu Dhabi is the Coast Road (Musaffah Road). I assume (these are the hours that I travel) that the most dangerous time to drive in the Musaffah – Abu Dhabi bound is in the mornings from 7.00 to 8.30 and for the Abu Dhabi - Musaffah bound is in the evenings from 6.00 to 7.30. In the evening, most of the trucks & bus drivers will be rushing back from work and the light duty vehicle drivers and their passengers are at high risk when all the vehicles get jammed in the bottle neck where the Coast road meets the Tariff road after the Musaffah Bridge. In the mornings, most of the cars and SUV drivers will be rushing to their works and the Musaffah Bridge get jammed all of a sudden and I have witnessed many accidents in these two locations in the last four years. The traffic police is vigilant and they patrol these roads in a very close intervals but still there are many minor-major accidents in this road often.

  • Jamal

    Dec 16, 2009 4:30

    Ajman has the most dangerous road. Just off Emirates road between the industrial area and Zahra which is a residential area. No lamp post and no signal. With an intersection without even sign boards.

  • Jiju

    Dec 15, 2009 11:03

    its a 4 way junction in hor al anz near to international printing press in which one of the road is paralell to salaudhin road and the othercumming from salaudin road,there is humps and give way signs but peoples are getting confused because of no right hand side view due to trucks or mini lorries was parked on right hand side road cumming from salaudhin road.I saw several dangerous accidents happened there.My opinion is to remove those parking area to extend in which the driver should see the vehicles comming from right hand side of the road

  • Nida

    Dec 13, 2009 11:59

    i think the most dangerous road is the road across Al Wahda mall as all the buses coming from inside/outside AD meet on this road and most of AD residents prefer to go to Al Wahda mall. There is the long rush for taking u-turn too.

  • John Mathew

    Dec 13, 2009 6:20

    The road in front of Abu Dhabi Municipality, There are 2 humps and no proper markings or no proper lightings. Everyday I see vehicles flew over it without seeing it. Authorities have to look on to this immediately as the road has been diverted because of closing of Salam Road.

  • Ben

    Dec 13, 2009 6:14

    The three-lane roundabout at the entrance to International City next to the Dragonmart.This roundabout is so small, that people don't even bother trying to change lanes. People in the right lane usually don't take the first exit and people in the left just swerve across two lanes of traffic when they want to exit and seem to assume they have right of way over everyone else.I see a lot of near misses on that roundabout, I've had a near miss myself.

  • Jamal

    Dec 13, 2009 4:42

    Intersections- Boat round about in Ras AL Khaimah.Intersections- Emirates road meeting D 57 round about.Road stretch- New road from Ras AL khaimh-Dibbaa road junction till emirates road via proposed khalifa specialist hospital.

  • Abood

    Dec 13, 2009 4:34

    Well it's true that people drive fast and dangerously, but have noticed some roads with man hole and damged roads, which make it more danger to drive. One of it is the road in sharjah near kuwaiti hospital's r/b.

  • Vijin

    Dec 13, 2009 4:08

    The big junction near city deira city center connecting the floating bridge and maktoum road is extremely dangerous. The yellow box area is huge, and motorists crossing the yellow light tend to crash into the traversing traffic. Apart from that, I think Emirates road is pretty dangerous with all the diversions now.

  • Ali

    Dec 13, 2009 3:57

    there is one thing that I haven't seen here ,,, on the high ways each line should have a limit for the speed ,, as an example the left line 120 the second 100 the third 80 .... so If a driver doesn’t want to speed up he can simply take the right side of the street because I have noticed a lot of drivers on the way to Abu Dhabi and the way back to Dubai driving 100 and taking the left side of the road which makes panic for the other drivers although he's driving slow but that it self is a problem.

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One of the most dangerous roads in Abu Dhabi is the Coast Road (Musaffah Road). I assume (these are the hours that I travel) that the most dangerous time to drive in the Musaffah – Abu Dhabi bound is in the mornings from 7.00 to 8.30 and for the Abu Dhabi - Musaffah bound is in the evenings from 6.00 to 7.30. In the evening, most of the trucks & bus drivers will be rushing back from work and the light duty vehicle drivers and their passengers are at high risk when all the vehicles get jammed in the bottle neck where the Coast road meets the Tariff road after the Musaffah Bridge. In the mornings, most of the cars and SUV drivers will be rushing to their works and the Musaffah Bridge get jammed all of a sudden and I have witnessed many accidents in these two locations in the last four years. The traffic police is vigilant and they patrol these roads in a very close intervals but still there are many minor-major accidents in this road often.

Helvin Arakkal

16 December 2009 17:27jump to comments

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