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UAE government awards Ras Al Khaimah ring road contract

The UAE government has awarded two contracts for the construction of the Ras Al Khaimah ring road and the first phase of the Khor Fakkan western ring road at a total cost of Dhs435m, Gulf News has reported. The Dhs398m Ras Al Khaimah Ring Road is a 32-km arterial extension of the proposed Umm Al Quwain express highway. Scheduled for completion within two years, the road will have three lanes in each direction, separated by a 12-metre wide median barrier that could be used in the future to add a fourth lane in both directions. The Dhs35m 4-km Khor Fakkan western ring road, which will serve as an alternative to vehicles going to and from Khor Fakkan and other cities in the country, will have two fully lit lanes in each direction.