The highway runs parallel to the coastline from Trade Centre roundabout to the border with the emirate of Abu Dhabi, 55 kilometres (34 mi) away in the area of Jebel Ali.
Stretching 558.44 km from Abu Dhabi to Ras Al Khaimah.
Sheikh Zayed Road (E11) is considered as the main artery of the city. The road was formerly known as Defense Road and stretches between Trade Centre Roundabout and Interchange 2. Sheikh Zayed Road is home to many of Dubai’s skyscrapers, both old and new, and is recognized as the main residential arm, with many villas and apartments for sale along the highway in the city. Sheikh Zayed Road is fairly unique as it is a leasehold community, where a private developer owns each tower unlike freehold communities where different landlords buy from the developer and lease their units out. Sheikh Zayed Road is a convenient place to live with Downtown and the iconic Burj Khalifa only two minutes away. The common accommodations in Sheikh Zayed Road are consisting of 1, 2, and 3 bedrooms apartment with unique amenities and facilities.