Sheikh Mohammed unveils $1.1bn Dubai Water Canal
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, officially opened the 12km project on 9 November
The $1.1bn (AED3.7bn) Dubai Water Canal was inaugurated in the UAE emirate on 9 November.
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, officially opened the 12km project that links Dubai Creek with the Arabian Gulf.
Dubai Holding implemented the first phase of the project, which cost $272.2m (AED1bn) and extends 9km from the Ras Al Khor area through Business Bay to Sheikh Zayed Road.
Through its real estate arm Dubai Properties Group, Dubai Holding will also implement the Marasi Business Bay development, the UAE's longest promenade at 12km that will feature mixed-use amenities.
The second phase of the project, implemented by Dubai's Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), cost $735.1m (AED2.7bn) and spans 3.2km, featuring 6.4km of waterfront.
The Canal ranges from 80m to 120m in width, Dubai Media Office reported.