Official: Water released into Dubai Water Canal

Dubai Water Canal was flooded on Monday, 24 October as the project reaches its final stages, Dubai Media Office announced.

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Dubai Water Canal was flooded on Monday, 24 October as the project reaches its final stages, Dubai Media Office announced.

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) confirmed that the canal was flooded on Monday afternoon, and that it will be 6m deep once full.

Dubai Media Office also released a statement on its official Twitter page.

“Water released in Dubai Canal .. Significant development in the massive project,” it said.

An official told Gulf News that the water level will slowly rise over the next few weeks.

Construction on the $544m (AED2bn) project included the drilling of the 3.2km-long canal from Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf, building quay walls, and constructing three pedestrian bridges linking the two sides of the canal. More info and photos

By Jumana Abdel-Razzaq  www.constructionweekonline.com

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