Saturday, April 06, 2013

As you wish, part 2

At the end of this post describing the name change for Emirates Road (the 311, the second of three major highways in the UAE) from Emirates Road to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, I wondered what they'd decide to call the 611 (the third of three major highways in the UAE). Today, I found out. The 611, formerly casually referred to as the Bypass Road or the Desert Road, is now called...

...Emirates Road. In other words, what the 311 used to be called, before they renamed that road to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, which is not to be confused with Sheikh Zayed Road (the first of three major highways in the UAE).

I find this hilarious. Honestly, I do. I checked and re-checked the date of the article announcing the change to make sure it wasn't April 1st, but nope, it seems legitimate.

So from now on, when giving any directions involving Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, and Emirates Road, you'll have to be very, very careful. Because Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed road is not the same as Sheikh Zayed Road, and it used to be called Emirates Road, but now the Desert Road is Emirates Road. Yeah.

Good luck, everybody!

And ps, I have tons to blog about from our trip in Germany, coming up this week.

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