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Aldar to flood 2.4km shams canal next month

by Jumana Abdel-Razzaq on Mar 8, 2017


Final testing and commissioning works for the canal are underway.
Final testing and commissioning works for the canal are underway.

Aldar Properties announced that it prepares to flood its 2.4km canal running through its Shams development on Reem Island in early April as final testing and commissioning works are underway.

The canalscape will feature 450 trees, covering an area of 46,000m2 with ten bridges crossing the canal. There are 35 plots within the development located adjacent to the project, giving residents a view of the new water feature.

Talal Al Dhiyebi, chief development, Aldar Properties PJSC said: “Shams is becoming one of the most sought-after destinations in the city, thanks to the quality of the developments and its prime location on Reem Island.

“This new canal will play an integral part of the community, as it runs through the heart of the development, and provides many areas for meeting up, exercising, and socializing. We look forward to its opening, in addition to other upcoming community events and amenities in the near future.”

Along with the canal, Aldar is close to completing over 23km of walkways, 1,550m of cycle paths and 3,650m of promenade along the coastal scape. The development will also include a number of pocket parks and a public beach overlooking natural mangroves.

The Shams area of Reem Island is also home to Aldar’s first mid-market project – Meera. Meera was successfully launched in June 2015 and is more than 90% sold, with construction ongoing.


 



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