A milestone for the three-year project: water is being flowed into the Dubai Water Canal. This is the first time this is done and it will be part of an actual test process.
It is expected to be approximately six meters deep when full – estimated to happen by middle of next month. Once it reaches 100%, transportation (boats and other forms of water transport) will be able to operate their way through the metropolis and back out of then called Jumeirah Beach Park.
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) October 24, 2016
Dubai Water Canal Project: Now Filled with Water
Here’s a video from the Chairman of the Al Habtoor Group, Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, which showcases how water is being filled up in the Dubai Canal project. These are definitely exciting times and proves the developments of the wonder city that is Dubai!
مبروك ل#دبي ولنا اكتمال هذا العمل العظيم، #قناة_دبي_المائية… اهنيء القائمين على هذا العمل، #دائرة_الطرق_و_المواصلات وكل من أعانهم عليه. التهنئة الاولى طبعاً لسمو الاخ #الشيخ_محمد_بن_راشد #آل_مكتوم على هذه الرؤيا العظيمة لدبي. الله يحفظ #الامارات جمعاء. #الحبتور #Congratulations to us all and to #Dubai on the completion of this great #landmark, the Dubai Water Canal… I congratulate the Roads & Transports Authority @RTA and everyone who supported them. First and foremost, the congratulation should be addressed to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on his great vision. May God bless the #UAE. #RoadAndTransportAuthority #SheikhMohammedBinRashid #DubaiWaterCanal #??
Once completed, transport will now be accessible 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. Six marine stations are already in place, whereas, five new stations are added on top of the seven already planned for construction on the existing waterways.
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).