Image via WikipediaEvery morning I take Emirates Road to go to work. That is not the shortest way to my office but it is the fastest because the highway was recently upgraded to six lanes, which makes it a smooth ride. On a normal day it would take around 45 minutes to reach office, which is great by Dubai standards where it takes more than an hour for many who live in Sharjah.
Despite the smooth ride, Emirates road is boring. It passes through the middle of the desert. This will change in few years after completion of DubaiLand, but until then the road is pretty plain and tasteless.
Today morning, it was announced on radio that Emirates road is blocked because of an accident or something. So we decided to take Sheikh Zayed Road. Now that is the shortest route to the place I work. But it is quite congested during working hours. Plus it’s a tollway so we normally avoid this road. On an empty Sheikh Zayed Road it would take maximum 25 minutes to make it to work.
Another good thing about Sheikh Zayed road is that it passes through major high rise buildings in Dubai, including the Burj Dubai. So driving through Sheikh Zayed Road is never boring.