By Shafaat Shahbandari, Staff Reporter www.gulfnews.com
Dubai: As many as 430 streets have been renamed so far in Dubai’s new integrated address system that will see the city divided into several sectors and each sector further sub-divided into communities.
The project will see more than 22,000 Dubai streets renamed over the next five years, with the address system featuring the building number, street name and sector.
A senior official from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), which has undertaken the renaming project, said renaming all Dubai streets, which earlier were identified by numbers, is part of the RTA’s strategic plan to provide a comprehensive and integrated address system for the city.
“As part of this plan Dubai is now being divided into sectors and each sector further sub-divided into communities. Locating a building is now easy and people shall now be using the building number, street name and sector. The system will be an easier and simpler way of finding a place for delivery and emergency vehicles as well,” said Maitha Obaid Bin Udai, CEO of the RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency. More info