“Public Participation Initiative: Dubai Launches Platform for Naming Roads and Streets”

“Public Participation Initiative: Dubai Launches Platform for Naming Roads and Streets”

Dubai Launches Public Platform for Naming Roads and Streets

Dubai Municipality, under the guidance of the Dubai Road Naming Committee (DRNC), has introduced a new initiative inviting public participation in naming roads and streets across the emirate. The initiative, named the Street Designation Proposal, aims to enhance community engagement in suggesting names that reflect Dubai’s heritage, national identity, and cultural diversity.

Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, highlighted the significance of the new digital platform, designed to facilitate public submissions for street names. This initiative is part of Dubai’s broader strategy to integrate historical, cultural, and future-oriented themes into its urban landscape.

The public can now propose names through the dedicated platform at https://roadsnaming.ae. The initiative has already completed a trial phase in Al Khawaneej 2, where names inspired by local flora such as Ghaf Street and other tree-related names like Sidr, Reehan, Faghi, Samer, and Shareesh were adopted.

The naming process integrates various themes, including Arabic and Islamic architecture, cultural elements, natural phenomena, local flora and fauna, environmental sustainability, and historical landmarks. It aims to create a cohesive naming system that enriches the city’s identity and aids in seamless navigation.

Established by Executive Council Resolution No. (35) of 2021, the Dubai Road Naming Committee comprises key stakeholders from Dubai Municipality, Dubai Culture and Arts Authority, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center, RTA’s Traffic and Roads Agency, and representatives from Dubai’s citizenry.

This initiative marks a significant step towards preserving Dubai’s cultural heritage while aligning with its ambitious development goals, bridging the past, present, and future of the city through its street names.

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