The lighting project will use energy-efficient LED technology to bolster road safety and security across 40 districts. Dubai’s Road and Transport Authority, RTA, has announced that it has recently awarded a contract worth AED 278 million (EUR73 million/USD68 million) for a comprehensive street lighting project covering 40 districts and streets as part of the ambitious Street Lighting Plan 2023–2026.

“The main goal of this plan is to improve traffic safety and security for all road users, including vehicles and pedestrians. The initiative is designed to contribute to residents’ and visitors’ wellbeing and satisfaction in the targeted areas,” says Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of RTA’s Board of Executive Directors.

The selection of areas for this project has been meticulous, considering factors such as traffic safety and security standards, traffic volumes and the pace of urban growth. The Street Lighting Plan employs the latest smart and sustainable lighting technologies for the United Arab Emirates’ climatic conditions.

Mattar Al Tayer emphasises the commitment to energy conservation practices: “We have utilised the latest smart and sustainable lighting technologies that are specially designed for the UAE’s climatic conditions. These innovative lighting systems use energy-efficient LED technology, providing a 55 per cent reduction in energy consumption and a 173 per cent increase in lifespan.”