Dubai Canal excavation begins: E24|7 brings you first images


By Majorie van Leijen

Still hidden from public eye behind billboards circumventing Safa Park, the digging of the 3.2-km-long Dubai Canal that will link Business Bay with the Arabian Sea has begun.

Relocation of cable work. (Majorie van Leijen)
Relocation of cable work. (Majorie van Leijen)

Project officials on site told Emirates 24|7 that the previously lush area bordering Sheikh Zayed Road was ground for the first excavations which have only penetrated a few metres into the sand, but clearly show the rising banks of what will soon become a global marine destination.

The excavations are part of Phase III of the project, which includes the digging of Dubai Canal and the construction of three pedestrian bridges to link Jumeirah Beach Walk with Safa Park Walk.

According to a latest update from the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) in March this year, this phase had reached a 15 per cent completion rate. More info and photos