Dh166m Fujairah ring road project is completed

The 50km stretch of road that links Dibba and Khor Fakkan will serve up to 20,000 cars a day.

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FUJAIRAH // A Dh166 million ring road project that connects Dibba and Khor Fakkan and serves areas such as Al Aqah, Sharm, Rul Dadna, Rul Dibba and Al Bidya has been completed.

The Dibba-Khor Fakkan Ring Road and tunnel was officially opened on Tuesday. It is considered vital to the area and is expected to serve 15,000 cars on weekdays, increasing to 20,000 on weekends.

The twin tunnels on the road are 550 metres long and run through mountain, away from the coastline, which safeguards the section of road from falling rocks and extreme weather. It was near this area where Cyclone Gonu caused much damage to Sharm and Al Bidya some years ago.

Construction on the 50km ring road started four years ago as part of a roads initiative initiated by the President, Sheikh Khalifa, state news agency Wam reported.