His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and the Ruler of Dubai will officially inaugurate the Dubai Canal today, in a grand ceremony planned for the evening.
The Dh2.7billion Dubai Water Canal, a 3.2 km-long tourist landmark development, which passes across the Business Bay to Safa Park, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah 2, Jumeirah Road and continues to terminate in the Arabian Gulf, namely at the Jumeirah Beach Park.
This six-metre deep and 120-metre wide waterway has created a 6.4 km-long waterfront, which will include cycling and jogging tracks.
Mattar Al Tayer, the director-general and chairman of the RTA board, said in a statement: “The Dubai Water Canal is one of the smartest ideas of Sheikh Mohammed to add a unique tourist and commercial showpiece offering a new style of living in Dubai city. He is always keen to roll out creative and cracking visionary ideas that define new concepts for peoples’ happiness and welfare.”
Five pedestrian bridges, he stated, have been constructed, of which three cross the Dubai Water Canal with unique aesthetic specifications rising 8.5 meters to facilitate the movement of pedestrians.
The first and second bridges are located between Sheikh Zayed Road and Al Wasl Roads, and the third is located in the area between Al Wasl and Jumeirah Roads, said the RTA chief.
Dedicated footpaths, running track, and plazas have been provided and fitted with interactive screens, and sitting areas overlooking the Canal, he added. More info
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