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Posted On: 21 February 2019 01:51 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:20 pm

These four types of people will benefit the most from Qatar's Al Majd road!

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We've reported about the grand inauguration of the Al Majd Road (formerly known as Orbital Road) a few days ago and everyone went ecstatic as the headline that we wrote includes the promise of reducing traffic and travel time in the tiny peninsula by about 50%—which is possible as it comprehensively links major highways throughout the country.

While we hope that materialises, here are some interesting facts, that you might not know yet about Qatar's longest road network:

  • Al Majd is made up of four new roads that span a total distance of 195km. The roads took 4 years and approximately 89 million working hours to construct. More than 7 million tonnes of asphalt, around 1,300,000 cubic meters of concrete and more than 200,000 tonnes of reinforcement steel were used. Around 1,200kilometres of guardrails and 10,000 light poles were installed along the road for greater safety.
  • It's made up of 18 intersections.
  • It can carry over 14,000 vehicles per hour in each direction.
  • It is considered one of the safest roads in Qatar owing to its unique and international standard design, which strategically provides two (2) dedicated truck lanes and five (5) light vehicle lanes to significantly reduce accident risks.
  • It was completed four years in advance.
  • The road network has been named after ‘Tamim Al Majd’ (Tamim the Glorious), the symbol of pride and resilience in facing the unjust blockade imposed on Qatar.

Now that you've gained a basic idea about Qatar's new epic road network and its above average capabilities, the next section of this article might be way more worth-the-read as we're about to enumerate the four walks of life who will benefit the most from the newly-inaugurated road project:

1. Non-Doha residents

A typical Qatar resident won't deny the fact that it's a big struggle to travel from their municipality to the capital without spending at least an hour or two on the road.

With Al Majd, this dilemma will soon be solved as the road network binds and serves about 30 residential areas in the nation.

Mesaieed Road, for example, is a major link in the southern area, enabling traffic flow coming from Doha via Al Wakra Road and through the Southern part of the Doha Expressway towards Mesaieed. It will now allow efficient access to Al Wakra, Al Wukair, Al Mashaf, Al Kharrara, Al Afja among other residential areas thanks to this new project.

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2. Tourists

One of Al Majd's major features is the facilitation of access to the world-renowned Hamad International Airport. It also easily connects to several of Qatar's most well-known recreational and tourist destinations, such as the Pearl, the Katara Cultural Village, Al Rufaa and Al Daayen Celebration Hall Complex, and several beaches such as Sealine, Al Wakrah, Al Khor, and Simaisma.

Furthermore, access to popular malls and markets, such as the Mall of Qatar and Wholesale Market will now be just a heartbeat away with the completion of Al Majd.

3. Campers

The Mesaieed Road also continues to serve the Sealine area and the Al Enna winter camp project. The new upgrade has not only increased vehicle capacity but its features have placed it among one of the safest in the area. Coupled with other roads constructed by Ashghal such as Al Majd Road, G- Ring Road, Hamad Port Road and The Southern Part of the Doha Expressway Highway, campers to the Sealine area can enjoy free flow and pleasant journeys.

Not only this. The Al Majd Road is also expected to reduce noise and carbon emission to achieve economic and environmental balance in infrastructure projects—a feature that many campers will love as they're mostly semi-environmentalists.

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4. Football fans

The project, most importantly, is geared to facilitate access to Qatar's eight-equally stunning 2022 FIFA World Cup stadiums.

It provides direct connectivity to both Al Rayyan and Lusail Stadium and facilitates access to all other stadiums namely Al Bayt Stadium in Al Khor, Al Wakra Stadium, Al Thumama Stadium, Ras Bu Abboud Stadium south, as well as Education City Stadium and Khalifa International Stadium.

To know the TEN 2022 World Cup facts that will make you want to see Qatar in 2022, click HERE.

Have you tried using the all-new Al Majd Road already? How was the experience like for you? Drop us a line in the comments and also, don't forget to like and share this article—it keeps us going!