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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Dubai Water Canal Opens

by Joanna Andrews

The face of Dubai is changing. The Dubai Water Canal is now open providing endless opportunities for residents and visitors alike. Joanna Andrews reports.

The Dubai Water Canal was inaugurated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai on 9 November 2016. The Canal connects the historic areas of Deira and Bur Dubai through Business Bay out into the Arabian Gulf.

His Highness tweeted, “The Canal is not just an architectural accomplishment, but also a triumph of our heritage, history and heart.”

The Dubai Water Canal has transformed Dubai, creating a 12 kilometre-long waterway and offering endless opportunities for boat lovers, residents and visitors. The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) predicts the Canal will attract more than 30 million visitors per annum.

In keeping with Dubai’s urban lifestyle, The Dubai Water Canal comes with a six kilometer walkway, a three kilometre-long jogging track and 12 kilometre of cycling tracks. It even has its own waterfall along the Sheikh Zayed Road highway.

The AED 2.7 billion project, which took three years to complete, flows right passed Al Habtoor City.

The canal, with its dazzling arches and highway waterfall, has reawakened the Dubai Creek and made history once again by connecting old Dubai with the new. It is the new lifeblood of the city.

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