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The Dubai Water Canal is set to open this November 2016! Great news as this is another grand development that has been planned in Dubai. The RTA (Roads and Transport Authority) announced via a series of messages in Twitter, that the project is getting final touches as it is being prepared for its official unveiling and launch next month.

This canal project began in October 2013 and was originally targeted to be finished last September, the DH2 Billion project is now on its final phase of completion and is expected to be finished right on time for its grand opening on November.

Final Touches on the Dubai Canal

Part of the finishing touches applied are pedestrian walkways, cleansing of the water, removing the sedimentation and refilling it from the sea.

The project is located across Shaikh Zayed Road, Al Safa Park, Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Road – it stretches 3.2 km from the Business Bay down to the Arabian Gulf. Depth will be at 6 meters and width is between 80-120 meters once finished.

#Repost @uaeproject ・・・ ترسي #هيئة_الطرق_والمواصلات عقد المرحلتين الرابعة والخامسة من قناة دبي المائية بتكلفة 703 ملايين درهم تنفيذاً لتوجيهات صاحب السمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم نائب رئيس الدولة، رئيس مجلس الوزراء حاكم دبي (رعاه الله)، بتنفيذ قناة دبي المائية وتطوير البنية التحتية وإنجاز المشروع وفقاً للبرنامج الزمني المعتمد. إن المشاريع التي ستقام على الواجهة المائية ستوفر مواصلات مائية حديثة، وتسهم في تحسين جوده المياه في خور دبي و تقليل درجة ملوحة مياه بحيرات الخليج التجاري ،إزالة الحواجز الرملية في مسار القناة المائية و تنفيذ 3 محطات للنقل البحري على ضفتي القناة. أكد سعادة مطر الطاير، المدير العام ورئيس مجلس المديرين في الهيئة أن العمل في مشروع قناة دبي المائية يسير وفقاً للبرنامج الزمني المعتمد وقد بلغت نسبة الإنجاز الكلية في مشروع جسر شارع الشيخ زايد 92% #RTA awards contracts for Phase 4 & 5 of Dubai Water Canal costing AED703m, This steps falls within the implementation of the directives of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to construct the Dubai Water Canal, upgrade the infrastructure of the area, and complete the project within the timeline set. The project will include forming a canal with a 3.2 km long from the Business Bay Canal up to the Arabian Gulf via the Sheikh Zayed Road (SZR), Al Wasl Road, and Jumeirah Road. The water front project to will be served by modern water transport means, and result in improved quality of water in the Dubai Creek. Works also include the treatment of hyper-saline water of the Business Bay Lakes, removing sand barriers in the course of the Canal,and constructing three marine transport stations on both sides of the canal. HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of RTA stated that the construction works in the Dubai Water Canal are progressing according to the approved time chart, and the completion rate has reached 92% in the Bridge of the SZR. #RTANews #ChairmansNews

A photo posted by Dubai Water Canal (@dubaiwatercanal) on

The Dubai Water Canal will be an avenue for more business and recreational facilities (includes a 50,000sq/m mall, 4 big hotels, approximately 450 new food establishments, high-end housing, cycle paths and walkways).

Another advantage of this project will be access to water ferries/taxis which will allow transport from Deira and Bur Dubai to Jumeirah since 18 new marine stations will be the focus of the officials once the project is completed. This will benefit at least 6 million passengers a year.

Video Clip of the Dubai Canal

Here’s a clip of the Dubai Canal being filled with water. Video sent by one of our readers, Oj.

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