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Posted On: 3 September 2019 05:28 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 10:18 am

Coloured roads in Qatar

Khadiza Begum
Khadiza Begum
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How often do you think about the colour? Do you pay attention to it at work or on your commute? Did you know colours are a lot more powerful than we think they are? According to science, we may be more attentive to colour as they evoke emotions ranging from feelings of warmth, happiness to the feelings of anger and hostility.

Colour doesn't have an impact only on our mind, it also affects the rate at which temperature of an object increases or falls under similar conditions. Colours are making their spaces on the roads of Qatar as well. And here we have talked about some colorful roads in Qatar—all guaranteed to brighten up your day!

1. Red road

(Location: Near Al Bidda Park)

You may be familiar with the 'red' street, which is located within the boundaries of Al Bidda Park and extends from Qatar National Theatre to the Emiri Diwan roundabout. The street is the first of its kind in Qatar as it is covered with red asphalt.

It can be controlled by automated roadblocks to close it when needed in order to turn it into a pedestrian road only, or to close it during important events such as National Day and Sports Day and other world events like World Cup, especially as the park is one of the main areas to be allocated as fan zone during the 2022 Qatar World Cup.

2. Blue Road

(Location: Abdullah Bin Jassim Street near Souq Waqif)

The latest addition to the colourful roads in Qatar is the 'Blue' road! The Public Works Authority (Ashghal) has recently painted the Abdullah Bin Jassim Street near Souq Waqif in blue to reduce the temperature of the asphalt by 15 - 20 degrees Celsius.

The high temperatures are created by the absorption of heat from dark-coloured asphalt roads as they accumulate solar heat. Light colour painting lowers the temperature of the road surface by reflecting sunlight from asphalt pavement.

The 1mm blue coating has special heat-reflecting pigment and hollow ceramic microspheres, which effectively reflects infrared radiation. The nice-looking 200-metre blue surface is part of an experimental project to reduce the temperature of the asphalt surface. Sensors to measure temperatures of the blue surface and uncoated asphalt are installed for a period of 18 months.

3. Purple Road

(Location: Katara)

Have you ever spotted a purple road in Qatar? It's actually a walkway located at the Katara Hills—a distinctive landmark and an eye-catching tourist destination. The Katara Hills is home to a diversity of plants and trees from different continents, serving as a meeting point for cultures and civilisations, along with a spacious yard symbolising the universal mind. The purple walkway takes you on a lovely journey in this pleasant environment.

How many coloured roads have you guys spotted in Qatar? Do let us know in the comments section below and don't forget to like and share this article - it keeps us going.