Dubai Water Canal

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Dubai Water Canal - a night view

Dubai Water Canal is an artificial canal unveiled on 2 October 2013 and inaugurated on 9 November 2016. It comprises one shopping centre, four hotels, 450 restaurants, luxury housing, walkways and cycle paths. It is a three-kilometer long project starting from Business Bay into the Persian Gulf through Safa Park and Jumeirah. The width ranges from 80 meters to 120 meters. It is six meters deep and be crossed by eight-meter high bridges. It creates new public places and facilities with a total area of 80,000 square meters with private marinas for boats and a trade centre at the entrance of the canal.[1]

Infrastructure[edit]

Dubai water canal night view

Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) built bridges over the canal for Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Road. The Sheikh Zayed road bridge has eight lanes in each direction and three lanes in each direction on Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Road. The crossings are 8.5 meters above the water to allow boats to pass underneath.[2]

The project also includes three pedestrian crossings in addition to footpaths on all three new bridges and four marina stations for public transport.[2]

As of July 2014, the earthworks for the project near Sheikh Zayed Road had commenced.[3]

It was unveiled on 2 October 2013 and inaugurated on 9 November 2016.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Churchill, Neil (3 October 2013). "Dubai Unveils Dhs2bn Canal Project For Business Bay". Gulf Business. Archived from the original on 19 February 2014. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Davids, Gavin. "RTA to divide $544.5mn Dubai Canal project into three contracts". Big Project. Archived from the original on 8 March 2014. Retrieved 3 March 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.thenational.ae/uae/transport/work-begins-on-sheikh-zayed-road-diversion-as-part-of-dubai-canal-project