The Famous Sheikh Zayed Road of Dubai in the Evening

The Sheikh Zayed Road cutting through the center of Dubai and the commercial lifeline of its high profile commercial and business district appears deserted one late evening, though it was not, but for this well-timed photograph, as seen from the Dubai Internet City metro station elevator. The Sheikh Zayed Road, as the Emirates Road or E11 connecting all the Emirates of the United Arab Emirates, is called while passing through Dubai, is 12 to 16 lanes wide (6-8 lanes per side) in its business district, not including service roads. The Metro line seems to be dividing the picture into two, the blue sky above and the gray and brown buildings below.

The Dubai Metro Train on SZR near the Financial Center

The Dubai Metro’s train number 5051 running service on the Red Line along the financial district, the showcase part of Sheikh Zayed Road, taken just before the Financial Center Metro station. All the myriad skyscrapers lining the road cast permanent shadows on the road and the elevated tracks. The station seen in the background is Emirates Towers. The slanting rays of the sun seem the buildings and structures to be made of Gold, which is what Dubai is. The guy standing in the front of the train is not the driver, Dubai Metro trains are driverless and fully automated.

Dubai’s Surreal Financial District Skyline on Sheikh Zayed Road

Glittering office towers line the famous eight-lane Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai, making up its new and famous financial district. The location is just past the Emirates Towers. The road passes through all of “new” Dubai which was built up post-2000. Skyscrapers line the road for kilometers and kilometers along the road. The metro rail track can be seen on the left. The picture has been edited to give it a surreal effect and artwork poster-like quality. The picture might look a bit blurred, so click on it to view in full-HD quality ­čÖé