Dubai Water Canal

One of the most ambitious infrastructure developments in the history of Dubai. The Dubai Water Canal connects the existing Business Bay canal to the Arabian Gulf and turns part of Dubai virtually into an island. Along the canal, the master-developer along with partners the RTA and Meraas plan to introduce (over a period of time) some incredibly valuable and stunning real estate. The water canal's infrastructure was completed in Nov 2016.

Property Types Available: Townhouses, Offices, Hotels, Hotel Serviced Apartments
Location: Sheikh Zayed Road
Status: Ready, Under Construction, Partially delivered
Year Launched: 2012
Developer: Meydan
Life Cycle: Emerging
Special Classification: Water-front Community

Dubai Water Canal Project Concept

 Published on Jun 30 2015   394 Views

 Category: Design Concept , Project Introduction

This video walks through the entire Dubai Water Canal development.

About Dubai Water Canal

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.

Key features:

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

Positives of Dubai Water Canal

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