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Sunday, March 26, 2006

Betcha Never Knew This!

What's an E-Route? And what's a D-Route?

Stumped, aren'tcha.

Never mind, Keefieboy is here to explain it all to you. E-Routes are Emirates Routes, yer basic motorway/freeway thang. D-Routes are Dubai Routes, the main arterial roads. Exits from E-Routes are numbered according to how far they are from the origin point of the route within Dubai Emirate. (Yes, I'm beginning to lose it too). E11 starts at the Abu Dhabi border. The other E-Routes in Dubai all originate from the E11, whatever that is.

Where did I find this cornucopia of infoboozlement? Dubai Municipality's Maps website: you can download PDFs of various maps and documents, some of them fairly esoteric. Like the one showing locations of Chinese, Italian and Pakistani restaurants. Or the one that shows you where all the Indian, Lebanese and American restaurants are.

Oh, and have a look at the 2003 Urban Structure Plan.This seems to have been prepared in 2001: it shows the Palms Jebel Ali and Jumeirah, but not the Deira one. The World and Dubailand are conspicuous by their absence.

Fascinating.

3 Comments:

Anonymous DIL said...

I tried to find an up to date street map of Dubai, the latest I could find was 2003, this does not even show the Gardens

12:12 am  
Blogger AyMoNy said...

Keefie..

I think E11 is Sheikh Zayed Road. You can notice the road numbers on the sign boards. And I thing E311 is Emirates Road. Or was it the other way around? I need to take a drive to confirm.

10:02 am  
Blogger DubaiTeen said...

You can see a really good aerial view of Dubai with Google Earth. However it didn't seem to show the Palm Island(s) or The World. Strange, but you might be able to spot your building if it is particularly large. Be very patient if you have a dial-up connection (like me).

2:29 pm  

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