New road to link UAE, Oman

By Staff Reporter — MUSCAT: Jan. 10 – The UAE government last week said that they will build a 15km extension to the new Fujairah Expressway, which will improve connectivity between Oman and the UAE. The road will be ready by 2018. With this new extension, drivers to Oman can bypass the city of Fujairah and branch out into two inter-connected highways, one linking with E99 or the East Coast Road and the second meeting E102 or Sharjah-Kalba Road, according to local UAE media. Currently, the Hatta border road is the main link between the UAE and Oman, while the Al Ain-Buraimi exit and the Khatam Malaha post in Kalba accessed either through Fujairah or from the old Sharjah-Kalba road for road travellers between the two countries. According to a local Gulf News paper quoting the UAE minister of infrastructure, the 4.5km phase 1 of the project will be ready by August this year. The second phase, which will branch out at a point behind the Fujairah Airport, will stretch for around 10 km all the way to Khatam Malaha border post with Oman.