Dubai Water Canal has changed the face of Dubai

Shaily Kalra

dubai-water-canalDubai: The Dubai Water Canal an extension of Deira Creek, linking Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf, has changed the face of Dubai.

This environmentally friendly lifestyle project comprises of three distinct zones: The Water Network, The Green Network and The Public Realm.

The newly built canal, opened few days ago, is up to six metres deep and has width ranging from 80 metres to 120 metres. The combined waterway stretches for over 3.2 kilometres extending all the way to the intersection of Al Khail Road and Financial Centre Street.

Inaugurating the canal, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktaum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, said : “that the dream, now a reality, “will change the face of Dubai and will have a positive imprint on the environment.”

The idea of making a water canal was of late Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the father of the present visionary ruler Ruler of Dubai.

The Arabian Gulf coastline provides captivating beach frontage, and the Crystal Lagoon in Safa Park brings the coastal experience inland with beach and water access.

A ban has been imposed on towing vessels and passenger boats exceeding the length of 35 m from entering the recently commissioned Dubai Water Canal.

Explaining the ban Amer Ali, executive director of Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), said that step has been taken to keep the canal clean and to ensure the safety of the people.
He also added that the jet skis, luxury yacht, fishing boats and other vessels are also banned.

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