Driving to Al Hamra Village

November 29, 2011 in Travel

In theory you could Dune Bash your way to Al Hamra Village, but there is a more relaxing way to do this driving along the excellent north-bound highway out of Dubai.

Before you set out please note:

  • Petrol (Gas) stations in the UAE do not take credit cards.
  • Cars are driven on the right hand side in UAE.



  1. From Dubai, get on the Emirates Highway E311 (towards Sharjah, in the north). If you’re starting out from Dubai International Airport, take the Airport Road towards the E311. The E311 highway will take you directly to RAK in an hour at the speed limit. Be careful not to take the E311 south towards Abu Dhabi.
  2. Leave the E311 at exit 110 and take the road to Al Hamra. Go through a couple of roundabouts and drive through the desert dunes and beware of stray camels and sand drifts.
  3. Continue to the T-junction, turn right. You are on the main coastal road heading straight to Al Hamra. You will see Al Hamra Mall to your left after passing the ENOC petrol station. From this point, Al Hamra Village, Al Hamra Fort Hotel, Golf Club/Course, Marina, and Royal Breeze complex are all to your left and ahead extending for about 1 mile (1.5 kms).
  4. Proceed along the main road, you will pass by Al Hamra, and look out for Majan Print factory on your right and stay in the left lane.
  5. Opposite Majan Print Factory a filter road on your left allows you to make a U-turn and head back towards Al Hamra.
  6. Make the U-turn and after about 100 meters turn right towards the Marina and Royal Breeze complex, which will be sign-posted.
  7. Take the main road for about 1/2 mile towards the sea front and bear left past the sea-facing side of the Royal Breeze Apartment Buildings. At Sophia Street turn left, and then at Moscow Street turn left again. Follow Moscow past RB2 and RB3. Just beyond RB3 you will find the Villa TA-31 on your right hand side.
  8. Park your car in the car port. Welcome!


Use the Google Maps driving directions below for more precise instructions. They begin at the Airport Road approaching the E311 from Dubai International Airport and end at the Majan Print factory (step 4 above):