UAE: Mohammed bin Rashid Inaugurates Dubai Water Canal
UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Makyoum inaugurated the Dubai Water Canal which will connect the Business Bay with the Arabian Gulf passing through the heart of Dubai at a total cost of about AED 2 billion.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Dubai Crown Prince Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Deputy Ruler Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Federal National Council (FNC) Speaker Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Chairman of Dubai Culture and Arts Authority Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Sheikh Mansour buin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Director of Dubai Department of Information.
Sheikh Mohammed was detailed about the state-of-the-art tourist and commercial project which offers a new style of life in the heart of Dubai and on both banks of the canal.
He also reviewed the constituents of the project which stretches from the Business Bay up to the Arabian Gulf in a waterway stretching 3 km in length and width ranging from 80 to 120 meters.
The ‘Dubai Water Canal’ will have a depth of six meters and bridges above it will rise more than eight meters, offering free navigation for deluxe yachts extending up to 200 feet. The canal will ensure the replenishment of water supplies in the entire Business Bay Canal automatically without any need for pumps. An extra flushing capacity will be added to the Dubai Creek when the Canal is connected to Business Bay, by approximately 250 million cubic metres per year.
Press Release, October 3, 2013