On the occasion of Saudi National Day, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has issued a directive to rename Al Sufouh Street, one of Dubai’s most important streets, after the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia in recognition and appreciation of his role in supporting the causes of the Arab and Muslim world.
The street will now be known as King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street. The gesture reflects the historically strong relations between the UAE and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and recognises the Kingdom’s vision and role in enhancing solidarity between Arab nations.
Crown Prince of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum opened the renamed street at a ceremony held today. The ceremony was also attended by Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum; UAE State Minister for Foreign Affairs HE Dr. Anwar bin Mohammed Gargash and Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to the UAE HE Dr. Mohammed bin Abdul Rahman Al Bishr.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (previously Al Sufouh Street) is one of Dubai’s most important thoroughfares where many landmark hotels, tourist attractions and business facilities are located including Palm Jumeirah, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Jumeirah Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Arena, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Marina and the JBR.
Some of Dubai’s most important economic zones like Dubai Media City, home to over 2000 international and regional media companies, and Dubai Internet City with 1,700 technology companies, are located on King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street.
The Road runs parallel to the waterfront stretching from Umm Suqeim Street in the north to Garn Al Sabkha Street in the south. The Street, which has three lanes in each direction, has a total capacity of 4,500 vehicles per hour in each direction. The Street has been designed according to the highest international standards and features an eco-friendly public transportation system ‘Dubai Tram’.