Lower speed limits on select UAE roads from September

Posted on Aug 22, 2017 by

In Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Umm al Quwain, authorities around the have designated lower speed limits for three key stretches of tarmac

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The new federal traffic laws in the UAE were amended as of June 1 this year and one of the biggest effects on the general motorists in the region is the increase in fines and black points for traffic violations.

In general motorists now take a bigger hit to the wallet when breaking the law in their cars, as Auto Middle East has reported recently.

However drivers in the UAE are still safe with the traditional 20km/h grace window, meaning you will only get caught for speeding in a 120km/h zone if you are driving 141km/h.

Keeping that in mind though, it’s still handy to pay attention to the regular changes taking place on our roads because they occur swiftly with so much rapid development and road construction going on.

Recently there have been several roads around the UAE that have adopted new speed limits, and the top three locations are found in Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, and Umm al Quwain. Because each of the limits is now lower than before, take note and make sure you don’t get caught out by the updates.

Abu Dhabi

The Al Fayah-Seih Shaib road (probably better known to most as the E75 Truck Road…) has been handed a new speed limit, dropping from 120km/h to 80km/h and effective from September 1. The move comes into place after Abu Dhabi Police announced an increase of accidents recorded on the road during the first half of 2017, as well as the increased amount of passenger vehicle traffic on a stretch of tarmac designated largely for heavy goods vehicles.


In the emirate of Sharjah the road in question stretches from the Kalba roundabout to Fujairah, and seeing as it’s a brand new road it’s important to note that the speed limit is 80km/h for passenger vehicles and 60km/h for heavy vehicles. Besides speed limit road signs, you also have speed radars for company on this stretch of road.


Following an increase in the number of accidents on the twisty road from Umm al Quwain to Falaj Al Mualla in the desert’s interior, the authorities have dropped the speed limit from the previous 100km/h to 80km/h on the E55 highway, meaning you can drive 100km/h if you take full advantage of the 20km/h window, but 101km/h will get you nipped…

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