Nakheel begins flooding Palm Cove

Nakheel has commenced flooding of Waterfront's Palm Cove Canal, which makes up the first of four main waterways at Waterfront and will hold a total volume of 4.2 million m? of water.

Nakheel has commenced flooding of Waterfront's Palm Cove Canal, which makes up the first of four main waterways at Waterfront and will hold a total volume of 4.2 million m³ of water.

The first part of the140m wide canal will take about two weeks to fill. Eight kilometers in length, the Canal forms the island of Madinat Al Arab, Boulevard Park, and the Canal District of Waterfront; and will be linked to the Arabian Gulf at two entrances.

Matt Joyce, managing director, Waterfront said: "The flooding of the canal marks the first step in bringing this waterfront community to life.

The waterway system will also form an important arterial link for Waterfront focusing on integrating water transport with land based transport to form comprehensive networks.

Construction of Palm Cove Canal, which runs parallel to the coastline, is more than 65% complete. After completion in 2008, the canal will boast eight vehicle and two pedestrian bridges.

In addition, there will be five marinas covering a total area of 820,000m² and a quay wall of 3,350m.

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