Dubai Water Canal enters final stage of works
Adding 6 km to Dubai’s waterfront, the canal will use modern water transport means, including water taxis and ferries, with 10 marine transport stations presently under construction
Dubai Water Canal has entered the final stage with 75% of the canal excavation work already completed.
The remaining 25% of the excavation work under newly built bridges is set to be finished by the end of September, Gulf News reported.
The third and final stage of excavation of the $544 million (AED2 billion) project includes the drilling of the 3.2 km-long canal from Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf, building quay walls, and constructing three pedestrian bridges linking the two sides of the canal.
Adding 6 km to Dubai’s waterfront, the canal will use modern water transport means, including water taxis and ferries, with 10 marine transport stations presently under construction.
The achievement of the three major 8m-high flyovers on Shaikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah Road - that run across the canal - has allowed the contractors to complete the unfinished excavation work on the Dubai Water Canal project.
75% of the canal excavation work has been done and the rest is set to be over by the end of September, according to the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The project also includes building artificial crescent-shaped island along Jumeirah Park, doubling the length of Jumeirah Park Beach for a bigger park area and more space for recreational activities.