Al Shindagha Tunnel

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Shindagha Tunnel
Al Shindagha Tunnel East entrance.jpg
Al Shindagha Tunnel East entrance
Official nameAl Shindagha Tunnel
Other name(s)longest tunnel in uae
LocationDubai, United Arab Emirates
Coordinates25°16′22″N 55°17′42″E / 25.272796°N 55.295048°E / 25.272796; 55.295048
Opened1975 (1975)
Rebuiltnot yet
OperatorRoads and Transport Authority
Traffic55,000 vehicles per day
Design engineerMr. Erick
No. of lanes4 (2 lanes in each directions)
Operating speed60 km/h
Tunnel clearance5 meters

Al Shindagha Tunnel (Arabic: نفق الشندغة) is a tunnel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Opened in 1975, it is the oldest and the busiest tunnel where 55,000 vehicles travel through the tunnel both directions daily.[1] It goes under Dubai Creek to connect the neighborhoods of Al Ras, Deira and Al Shindagha where it is the only underwater road crossing Dubai Creek. The tunnel has a total of four lanes (two in each direction), a height clearance of 5 meters and speed is limited at 60 km/h.


Due to the aging of the tunnel, the Roads and Transport Authority is planning to replace tunnel with a bridge.[2] The bridge is set to have multiple lanes to improve the flow of traffic.[3]


  1. ^ "Shindagha Tunnel- 36 and going strong". Khaleej Times. 22 August 2010.
  2. ^ "Shindaga Tunnel to be replaced by bridge". Gulf News. 22 October 2014.
  3. ^ "Tender for Al Shindagha Bridge across Dubai Creek out". Emirates 247. 27 July 2015.

Coordinates: 25°16′22″N 55°17′42″E / 25.272796°N 55.295048°E / 25.272796; 55.295048