This key part of Dubai will get a new bridge connecting to Dubai Islands

New Bridge In Bur Dubai

Spanning 1.42km, the bridge will have four lanes in each direction

If you haven’t been to Dubai Islands already, you definitely should check out the European vibes right here in the UAE while they’re still in the soft opening phase.

While the current way to access the Islands is via a beautiful little boat ride, there will soon be a bridge to the gorgeous getaway.

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has announced plans to construct a bridge connecting Bur Dubai to the Dubai Islands by 2026.



Spanning 1.42 km, the bridge will have four lanes in each direction with a total capacity of 16,000 vehicles per hour in both directions.

Dubai Islands will have direct entry and exit points on the Bur Dubai side through the new bridge stretching across the Creek between the Infinity Bridge and the Port Rashid Development Project.

Cyclists and pedestrians will have dedicated tracks, and there will also be surface roads extending nearly 2 km to connect existing roads from both ends of Dubai Islands and Bur Dubai.

The initiative is part of the broader Al Shindagha Corridor Improvement Project, which is being implemented by the RTA at an estimated cost of AED 5.3 billion.


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