It's official, UAE has the best roads in the world
Dubai - Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum ranks UAE first in the quality of roads.
The UAE has been ranked first globally in the Quality of Roads Indicator, according to the Global Competitiveness Report issued by the World Economic Forum, for the year 2015-2016.
The Quality of Roads pillar features the quality of railroad, port and air transport infrastructure.
The win came as a result of the sophisticated infrastructure projects in the country aimed at achieving the UAE 2021 vision, which are in line with the international standards adopted by the country to become one of the best countries in the world.
Dr Abdullah bin Mohammed Balhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works, hailed the UAE leadership's unwavering support that "makes it possible to achieve the best for the UAE citizens and expatriates".
He stressed that the win was a result of the efforts exerted by the UAE under the wise leadership of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
He said the ministry and other competent authorities will continue their efforts to accomplish the UAE Vision 2021 launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote the country's stature to be among the best countries globally.
He said the Quality of Roads Indicator not only tackles standards of technical aspects, but also includes supporting standards for the economic development movement in terms of providing a supportive roads network for the international trade network in the country.
Other honours the UAE has won included the International Road Federation's Award for Asset Preservation and Maintenance Management. - Wam