Reader agrees that new road names are con­fus­ing

7 Days in Dubai - - DEAR 7DAYS... -

I heartily agree with Vic­tor (‘New road names caus­ing con­fu­sion’, 7DAYS Letters, May 3) about the nam­ing of roads in Dubai. It’s ab­so­lutely and to­tally con­fus­ing. When I first came here eight years ago roads were more sim­ply named or with rel­e­vance to the area. So that you were di­rected to cer­tain ar­eas clearly on the over­head gantry road sign. The in­tro­duc­tion of ir­rel­e­vant road names, which I am sure most peo­ple will not un­der­stand the rea­son for or even be able to re­mem­ber... it’s prob­a­bly the cause of a few ac­ci­dents as peo­ple swerve around try­ing to recog­nise where on earth they are go­ing. Can the rel­e­vant au­thor­i­ties have a re­think or at least in­clude the nam­ing of spe­cific ar­eas on the road signs. For some strange

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