Giving your address and finding
locations using guide signs in Dubai just got easier, with communities in the
emirate now divided under 14 districts.
Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) on Tuesday released the first map of
Dubai's District Addressing System that includes 14 districts and the list of
communities under each of them.
will now have to familiarize themselves with names of at least four new
districts. The Hadaeq Mohammed bin Rashid (Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens)
district covers the Mohammed bin Rashid City which is slated to be the hub of
family tourism, and surrounding communities including Al Quoz, Al Barsha, Nad
Al Sheba and Al Thanyah.
other three new names of districts are Madinat Al Maktoum District - which
covers the localities surrounding Al Maktoum International Airport - Madinat Al
Qudra and Al Wajeha Al Bahriah districts that cover areas towards the Southeast
and Southwest of it.
remaining districts are Deira, Bur Dubai, Nakhlat Deira (Palm Deira), Mushrif,
Al Awir, Ras Al Khor, Zabeel, Jumeirah, Dubai Land and Jebel Ali.
Al Banna, director of Traffic at RTA, told Khaleej Times the district
addressing system follows international practices in guide signs.
will help people know their location faster," he said.
are many communities under each district ... But we cannot put all communities'
names (on) signboards. So we will now have the street name and district name on
the road sign boards. For example, you will see Jumeirah written just below the
name of Umm Suqeim," he explained.
ambitious project of revamping the addressing system in the emirate in
cooperation with the Dubai Municipality also involves replacing the old system
of street numbers with unique names to streets. Almost all main roads have been
covered under the project and all new projects comply with it.
have changed six to seven communities with road names ... We will finish the
first phase of installing new road signboards by July 2016."
entire stretch of the Shaikh Zayed road, right from the Abu Dhabi border to Al
Gharoud Bridge, and the Financial Centre Road are being covered in this phase.
said the RTA's Smart Drive app is compatible with the new addressing system and
the new street names will eventually be integrated with Makani, the 10-digit
digital addressing system of Dubai Municipality.