Speed limits in the United Arab Emirates

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United Arab Emirates employs a minimum and maximum speed limits which varies for different types of vehicles and road. The roads are monitored by speed cameras to detect traffic violation such as speeding.[1] Heavy vehicles such as trucks, mini buses and buses are installed with speed limiters to prevent overspeeding.[2][3]

Speed limits[edit]

The speed limit are followed by Kilometres per hour (km/h)

Light motor vehicle[edit]

Road types Speed Limit References
Freeway 160 km/h [4][5]
Rural Roads 100 km/h
Urban Dual carriageway 60 km/h or 80 km/h (if signed)
Urban Single carriageway (Residential areas) 40 km/h
Parking areas and service road 25 km/h


  1. ^ Mashfique Hussain Chowdhury (18 December 2008). "Digital speed cameras for Dubai highways". Drive Arabia. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  2. ^ VM Sathish (13 October 2013). "All buses, trucks in UAE to have mandatory speed limiters: MoI". Emirates247.com. Dubai Media Incorporated. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  3. ^ Jay B. Hilotin (10 April 2013). "Rush on for speed limiters on buses as deadline expires". Gulfnews.com. Al Nasir Publishing LLC. Retrieved 17 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Road & Transport Authority (January 2012). "Part 5: Rules and Responsibilities". Light Motor Vehicle Handbook: A Guide to Safe Driving (PDF). Road & Transport Authority. p. 132. 
  5. ^ Safety & Traffic Solutions Committee Abu Dhabi (January 2013). "Guidance for Drivers". The Official Road User Code of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. Department of Municipal Affairs and Transport. p. 1.