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Atlas Obscura Souq Wakif Blue Road

There’s a blue road running by Souq Waqif known as Abdullah Bin Jassim Street.

The unconventional idea to paint the road blue was approved by Ashghal, the Public Works Authority, as a pilot project designed to reduce heat radiating from the asphalt. The exact composition of the paint is not a matter of public knowledge. All that is known is that the paint consists of four coats, resulting in a thick layer of heat-reflecting blue paint, with hollow ceramic microspheres specifically created to combat extremely high temperatures. 

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