E 66 road (United Arab Emirates)

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E 66
إ ٦٦
E 66 becomes Dubai – Al Ain Road south of Dubai
Route information
Length127.7 km (79.3 mi)
Major junctions
 E44 Route UAE.svg E 44 (Ras Al Khor Road)
E311 Route UAE.svgE 311 (Emirates Road)
E611 Route UAE.svg E 611 (Dubai Bypass)
E77 Route UAE.svg E 77
E 55
Location
Major citiesDubai, Al Ain
Highway system
Highways in the United Arab Emirates
Roads in Dubai

E 66 (Arabic: إ ٦٦‎) is a road in the United Arab Emirates. The road connects the city of Dubai to the interior city of Al Ain in the Eastern Region of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. E 66 runs roughly perpendicular to E 11 (Sheikh Zayed Road) and E 311 (Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Road Road). Beginning in the locality of Oud Metha, E 11 progresses southward towards the interior. The road is referred to as "Dubai-Al Ain Road", after its intersection with Emirates Road south of the city of Dubai, and "Tahnoun Bin Mohammad Al Nahyan Road", after Sheikh Tahnoun, the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region of Abu Dhabi.[1]

Description[edit]

It goes through the towns of Al-Faqa' (shared by the Emirates of Abu Dhabi[2] and Dubai)[3] and Al-Hayer,[2] and connects to Al Madam in the Emirate of Sharjah via Al-Shwaib.[1] Once in Al Ain, the road becomes Emirates Street and later, Bani Yas Road.

Exits[edit]

Exit Number Description
1 E 11 (Sheikh Zayed Road)
6 E 44
9 Nad Al Sheba Racecourse
14 E 311
16 Dubai International Academic City/Academic City Road
18 E 611 (Emirates Road)
26 Umm Nahad
29 E 77 (to Jebel Ali and Abu Dhabi)
30 E 77 (to Hatta and Oman)
37 Al Lusayli
47 Margham and Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
50 Marquab and Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
50 Marquab and Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve
Shwaib, Al Fujairah and eastern towns
Al-Hayer, Al Sweihan
Al Kira'a, Bida bin Ahmed
Al Ain Dairy
Al Foah, Al Ain City

History[edit]

In 2010, the road had been revamped in two phases. The first phase contained 3 lanes in each direction, and stretched 23 km (14 mi) from Al-Towayya to Al-Masaken. The second phase contained 4 lanes in each direction, and stretched 42 km (26 mi) from Al-Masaken to Al-Faqa'. In November 2018, under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the road was renamed after Sheikh Tahnoun.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Dubai-Al Ain Road renamed". WAM. Al Ain: Gulf News. 2018-11-02. Retrieved 2018-11-04.
  2. ^ a b "Eastern Region Bus Services", Department of Transport, Government of Abu Dhabi, retrieved 2018-11-04
  3. ^ "Dubai: Crime and accidents down in Al Faqa". Gulf News. 2014-04-14. Retrieved 2018-09-09.