The Dubai Water-canal is an incredibly complex infrastrcuture development proposed as early as 2008 to turn Dubai into an island. The Government put the initial plan on hold following the Great Recession.
A similar initiative was announced in 2013 and envisions turning another part of Dubai into an island. The Dubai water canal infrastructure was completed in November 2016.
The development includes three water bodies: The Canal which runs 2.9 km connecting Business Bay to the Gulf Bay; the Arabian Gulf which offers beach frontage and the Crystal Lagoon in Safa park bringing the beach experience to the inland.
The Canal project also connects Safa Park to Jumeirah Beach Park improving the Dubai public realm and green network. The developable land along the canal is strategically located within the fabric of Dubai complimenting the city network and introducing new experiences. The Borardwalk will stretch over 5 km and feature a network of retail and F&B outlets.
8.1 km of waterfront
8.2 million sq. ft. of open space
5.7 km of boardwalk.
1.1 km of natrual beach
Pedestrian connectivity between Safa Park and Jumeirah beach park