November, 2016 will mark the time when Dubai Canal will become operational completely. The work on Dh2 billion project is moving as per schedule.
Currently, as a process of testing, the water has been released in Dubai Canal. It is the first time that during last 3 years construction phase, water has been released in the canal.
The initial proposed depth of the canal was six meters however it will be one meter less than that. Still, seeing the water in canal finally means that we are very close to seeing the completion of this mega project.
As of now, low lever water has been released into Dubai Canal as a part of testing process. The level of water will be increased in next two to three weeks time.
Construction work on the Dubai Canal is moving ahead at a good pace. At different locations, pedestrian bridges are being built and the project is also going to have a suspension bridge as well.
Dubai Canal is one of the mega projects that are going to be completed this year in Dubai and for sure, it going complete change the way we look at Dubai.
The total length of Dubai Canal is 3.2 Km and it is linked with Dubai Creek, Business Bay Canal and finally ends up flowing into Arabian Gulf. A major portion of old Dubai can be considered as an island now after the completion of this mega project in Dubai. Areas like Bur Dubai, Al Karama, Zabeel, Al Satwa and Oud Metha include in the list of old areas which are in between Dubai Canal and Arabian Gulf.
It must be mentioned here that the old Dubai Creek which starts from Al Shindagha had an actual length of 14 Km. The same creek has been extended towards Business Bay from where it connects with Dubai Canal. The overall strethch of this huge canal is going to be 27 Km.
With the completion of Dubai Canal project, we will also witness an major upgrade in marina transport here in Dubai as well. Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has been very busy doing their homework and preparing for the opening of this mega project in Dubai. According to their expectations, more than six million yearly passengers will travel through marina transport in Dubai in next couple of years.
In total, there will be around 18 marine stations throughout the stretch of Dubai Canal. These stations will allow people to use marine transport while traveling from Bur Dubai, Deira to Jumeirah. Seven stations will be built in Business Bay, where as five more will be built across the canal. Many marine stations are already active in Dubai Creek side.
Without any doubt, the mega project of Dubai Canal brings enormous opportunities for Developers to launch their new projects as we all know, people are fond of water front living here in Dubai.