UAE driving: 140 clicks, no ticket
Driving on the massive highways across Dubai and the surrounding emirates – some of which are six lanes – takes some getting used to. Lots of very fast drivers. But they are allowed – the speed limit is 100 but they can drive 120 before a camera snaps their car. Bevan points to the exit lane towards Abu Dhabi and said it gets faster there – in places the speed limit is 120, but motorists can go 140 before a ticket.
On the roads there are hardly any stop signs. In their place are roundabouts to keep the flow of traffic moving. After a long time driving, the continuous sharp turns around these roundabouts can really shake up a stomach, and with frequent U-turns to get across to the other side of the road, the cars are on a perpetual spin ride. Blech.
TIP: The driving feels different and is constantly circling due to all of the roundabouts and U-turns. Those with sensitive stomachs should get accustomed. Don't rush anywhere.
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