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February 2017 (8)


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55 years on the right-hand side

55 years ago Dubai switched from left-hand to right-hand driving. On September 1, 1966 (on Thursday – which was the first day of the weekend up to 2006) “the change in the rule of the road” came into effect.

The driving change was also done in other Trucial States (the United Arab Emitares union was created some time later – on December 2, 1971).

Read more: The National: Remembering the day Dubai swapped left-hand driving for right

In the photos: along Sheikh Zayed Road – the main road in Dubai (UAE).



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