Dubai Water Canal project is a 3.2 kilometre extension of Dubai Canal from Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. The extension passes below Sheikh Zayed, through Al Safa Park and Jumeirah before finally falling into the Arabian Sea. This unique connection of Dubai Creek with the Arabian Sea is expected to help the emirate boost not only its tourism sector but also its realty. Here are a few ways Dubai Water Canal will benefit the city after its completion in the next few months.
Those Abra rides are going to be much longer after the completion of the project, which means heavy tourist traffic in areas adjoining Dubai Creek could be expected in the coming months. The opening of the waterway will also benefit many hotels in Business Bay and Sheikh Zayed Road near Safa Park as waterfront hotels are known to be widely popular among tourists visiting Dubai.
Projects such as the 7 kilometre The Walk of Dubai Water Canal featuring a complete running track, luxurious patios premiering interactive screens, comfortable sitting areas overlooking the canal, innovative lighting and landscaping works is just one of the many projects the government has planned for the area. This mega project is expected to more than 4 million square metres of land area, including 605,000 square metres of commercial use, 5,345 residential units and 948 hotel rooms.
The new 3.5 kilometre extension will open the waterways of Business Bay. The flow would attract many property developers to launch new luxury projects and people will have a new alternative to Dubai Marina, closer to the city centre. Experts say the water canal would feature Yacht docking areas as well and this would relieve Jumeirah Beach Residence and Dubai Marina from the extra crowds they have to cater to presently.
The opening of the canal will create an island of Bur Dubai and realty options in some of the city’s most prominent districts including Jumeirah, DIFC and Downtown Dubai will benefit from the new status. Prominent property developers have already launched projects here such as the creek side Culture Village project and recently announced Marasi Business Bay. Other than that, the government is also planning to start work on its previously launched Aladdin City project on Dubai Creek and this all is happening due to the rapid development of Dubai Water Canal.
Per plans, Dubai Water Canal will also feature a good number of retail options such as small shops on both its sides. This will provide many businesses with opportunities to conduct operations there and benefit from the immense expected tourist traffic there.
RTA has also announced development of the Gate Towers Bridge at the entrance of Dubai Water Canal. Interestingly this will not be just an ordinary bridge as it will comprise a three-level, 300,000 square metre shopping mall with the water canal flowing beneath it. Per project details it will offer 434 retail outlets and restaurants. The mall will also feature a lush green park on its rooftop that would provide an optical connection between its greenery and that of Al Safa Park.