16 March, 2008

The Fifth Bridge Has Been Named



The new bridge has been named Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Crossing.


http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Traffic_and_Transport/10197660.html


There were some speculations about the name in one of the earlier posts in this blog.

13 comments:

the real nick said...

A surprise outcome: Another Maktoum bridge!

Proud Emirati said...

^^ and ur point?

rosh said...

Well, to name a few, there is the Business Bay crossing, Maktoum bridge, Shindagha tunnel, Garhoud Bridge and the Rashid Bridge - i.e. a variety of names? The funds perhaps come from the Maktoum family, hence they are free to name as they see fit.

DUBAI JAZZ said...

Totally agree with Rosh.

B.D. said...

Should be the Dubai Arch Bridge--generic, but that big beautiful arch is what this bridge is all about.

Proud Emirati said...

It certainly better than the so called Business Bay bridge. I hate those names where the name is translated literally. It should be Al Khaleej Al Tijari bridge.

rosh said...

........what's in a name, as long you get across safe & sound and helps ease traffic...

the real nick said...

proud emirati,

my point? let me spell it out for you: It's called self-aggrandizement.

Proud Emirati said...

^^ oh so u are self that Sheikh Mohammed is a Jaw-Dropping self-aggrandizement? Deport this guy, now :P

Chafer said...

Samuraisam,
I thought that insinuating threats (even in a form of banter) was not allowed in this blog.

Proud Emirati’s comment should be deleted right NOW.

DUBAI JAZZ said...

What self-aggrandizing ya Real Nick?

They are about to build a modern bridge (which is a distinct landmark by all measures), and commemorate one of the early founders of Dubai by naming it after him, what’s wrong in that?

Dubai Guy said...

It is time finally they are giving Sheikh Rashed the recognition he truly deserves. After all, he is the father of modern Dubai.

md said...

I like!

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