Renaming of main streets in Dubai complete
Dubai Municipality to finish installing signs by end of H1 2015
Dubai Municipality has completed renaming of all main streets in Dubai and 50% of sub streets.
And it expects to finish installation of signs by the end of first half of 2015.
The civic body said it has also named all intersection roads with Sheikh Zayed Road, Umm Suqeim 1,2,3 areas, Al Sufouh 1,2 areas and Dubai Marina, and works on the renaming of intersections in Oud Matina 1,2, Nad Al Sheba 2,4, Dubai Investment Park and Jebal Ali Industrial Area continues.
Hussain Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said in comments published by news agency WAM that the move comes as part of the huge project of Dubai Government to rename roads and areas in the Emirate and replace the old numbers to local names to preserve the national identity.
"The projects includes selection of over 7,500 names for different main and sub roads in coordination with RTA, for which the civic body has considered the entire elements of Dubai’s history, culture and traditions with the aim at introducing Dubai’s heritage to the generations to come in all ways possible," Lootah said.
He said streets in a district such as Jumeirah will have names bearing marine features while streets in Deira and Bur Dubai will have historical and heritage names. He added that areas such as Mushrif and Al Awir will bear names of local trees, famous Arab personalities and poets.
"Dubai Municipality has already started the implementation of its new addressing system called ‘Makani’ using digital codes with the aim at helping people of all nationalities reach their desired locations without using any language by simply entering the area or building code with one-metre accuracy. The residents of Dubai now can use both systems to find out their locations," Lootah said.