Dubai, the glamorous city of the United Arab Emirates, constantly reinvents itself to attract the attention of tourists worldwide. It has already become popular across the globe following the astounding success of its major projects like Burj Khalifa and the Palm Islands. One of the recent additions is Dubai Water Canal, which is a 3.2-kilometre long waterway that makes its way from the creek in Old Dubai to the Arabian Gulf. This allows you to travel through the canal and witness some of the delightful sights. This new development turns a considerable portion of the emirate into an island, making it one of the biggest urban transformations in the world.
Your Dubai holidays would turn into an unforgettable experience with this amazing development, which is valued at more than 2 billion AED. It involved a major overhaul in the infrastructure of one of the busiest areas of Dubai. It has been 3 years since the project was launched and it has already reached a major milestone. This 3.2-kilometre waterway ranges in width from 80 t0 120 metres and passes through Sheikh Zayed Road, which is among the main areas of Dubai. It also covers the residential district of Jumeirah, connecting with the Arabian Gulf and adding more than 6 kilometres of the waterfront space to the emirate. This creates 80,000 square metres of area for public spaces and facilities.
A mechanical waterfall is created at the place where the Dubai Water Canal meets the Sheikh Zayed Road Bridge. Water is pumped through the bridge in a ceaseless flow with the help of motion-operated mechanical waterfall. It can also go off when a sensor detects any boat nearby. To allow visitors to cross at key points and enjoy the breath-taking views below, five pedestrian bridges have also been made available, including three across this canal. The Road and Transport Authority of Dubai has turned this water canal into a major hub of marine transport with five stations catering to 6 million passengers every year.
Located along this canal are many leisure and lifestyle developments, including retail establishments, restaurants, and hotels. These developments also include a boardwalk and marina, making it one of the major hotspots for residents and tourists intending to enjoy cheap holidays to Dubai. Over 5,000 residences and more than 900 hotel rooms are also expected to come up in the area surrounding this water canal. There are three districts in this part of Dubai, namely Gate Towers, Jumeirah, and the Peninsula.
One of the landmarks within them is a three-level mall covering a total area of 300,000 square metres and having over 400 retail outlets and its roof having a green park. At the end of the canal is a man-made peninsula, which serves as Jumeirah Beach Park’s extension. It adds a kilometre of sandy beach and increases space for recreational activities in the area. Along with the Dubai Water Canal, the Marasi Business Bay Promenade is also a fabulous development, which includes a promenade and leisure areas spanning several kilometres.