The new Khorfakkan highway in the UAE has been inaugurated by the Ruler of Sharjah Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohamed Al Qasimi.
With an estimated cost of AED 6 billion. This landmark highway extends 89 kilometres to become the latest addition to the world-class roads network of Sharjah and the UAE.
This highway links the arterial Emirates Road (E611) in Sharjah with Wadi Shi Square in Khorfakkan, according to a press release on Monday.
Al Qasimi and the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah inspected the intersections, tunnels, and underground crossings of the new Khorfakkan highway that passes through deserts, plains, and mountains.
“The highway includes 14 intersections, and seven underground crossings along with five pairs of tunnels dug through high mountains. These include Al Sidra Tunnel (2700 metres), which is the longest covered mountain tunnel in the Middle East,” according to the press release.