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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Some Good News

The miserable gridlocked residents of West Dubai are to get not one, but two, shiny new roads running parallel to the Sheikh Zayed Highway. Unfortunately both of them will converge on the Trade Centre Roundabout, and one of them, astonishingly, will run slap bang through the middle of posh, leafy suburb Emirates Hills. Yikes.

Apparently 136,902 new cars were registered in Dubai last year, bringing the total to 500,000. And there are 214,583 cars which are not registered (Emirates Today). Which begs the question - if they know exactly how many cars are unregistered why can't they do something about it? And is nobody worried that an unregistered vehicle is also an uninsured one?

2 Comments:

Blogger KL said...

I feel sorry for those people who bought all these villas for tens of millions of Dhs. in this so called "Beverly Hills" of the Middle east....!!!!

3:52 pm  
Blogger Seabee said...

I read the other day that fully half those vehicles are on the road between Dubai & Sharjah every morning and evening. I can believe it too, having tried a couple of times to get into Deira in the evening to meet people.
Like so much else the rules & laws aren't enforced, so why bother with things like car registration!

4:40 pm  

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