Dubai Water Canal – A new Landmark in Modern Dubai
Inaugurated by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Water Canal is one of the most alluring projects in the emirate which has completely transformed the look of the city.
The Dubai Water Canal Project extends the Dubai Creek by 3.2 kilometers and links Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf, allowing all three (Water Canal, Business Bay, and Dubai Creek ) to flow into each other, and opening up the waterway for a number of leisure and lifestyle opportunities. The project which took 3 years to complete in five phases is definitely a new landmark for tourists to explore.
What will Dubai Water Canal add to the city?
- Tourism Haven: With around 30 million tourists visiting Dubai every year, the canal with its engineering and architectural features will add yet another attraction to them, offering the prospect of waterside living and marine transit services.
- Eco-Friendly: The canal will improve the water quality of the entire waterway (Dubai Creek, Business Bay, and Water Canal) by 33% and turnover of water to four times a year in the entire system
- Business Hub: The canal with its excellent infrastructure will increase the competitiveness of Dubai in attracting business conventions and events. It will also enhance the tourist as well as commercial activities on both the banks of the canal as well as surrounding areas, appreciating the land value as well as the value of properties in the proximity of the canal.
- Marine Transport: It will boost the role of marine transport in support of tourist, commercial and residential activities further linking the area with other marine communities and projects in Dubai. The canal’s Peninsula area will allow for the creation of 60 marinas, and the open waterway will enable boats, tourist cruises, and other vessels to travel the full length of the canal, giving spectacular views of the city. By 2020, the riders of marine transit modes in the canal are expected to exceed by 1 million per annum and by 2030, the number may rise to four million riders which is approximately equal to about 2.9 million journeys by vehicles on roads.
- Pedestrian Walkways: There will be three pedestrian bridges that will run along the 3 Km long Dubai Water Canal. Along with that, there will be sitting areas and running tracks overlooking the water. The Walk’ at Dubai Water Canal will connect with the current Jumeirah Beach running track, making a 7 km-long continuous track for joggers
- Security: The area will be very safe and monitored via smart surveillance cameras that are focused on pedestrians with face-recognition technology. Also, there will be smart lighting across the area that will be controlled by an app.
Dubai Water Canal surely is one vision that has become a dream.