Time Out has news from the RTA - Dubai Water Canal to be completed in November, including pedestrian pathways along the Dubai Creek extension
Time Out Dubai staff
Water will flow in the Dubai Water Canal for the first time next month.
The exciting news was confirmed in a series of Tweets by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), the crux of which confirmed the $545 million project's completion would be sometime in November.
The RTA, represented by the Traffic and Roads Agency, said it "has started applying the final touches to the project of the Dubai Water Canal by cleansing the water, removal of the sedimentation and refilling it from the sea".
In another tweet, it added that work had started to pave the pedestrian pathways in preparation for the official opening".
Construction to the three-kilometre extension to the Creek has been several years in the making, officially starting in October 2013, and has seen three main roads, including Sheikh Zayed Road, rerouted and bridges built over what will be the waterway.
Safa Park has also been completely relandscaped, with further works to come to bring it up to the new feature.
A giant extension of land from the coast has also been constructed, which will be home to luxury residences and other amenities. When complete, there will be a shopping centre, four hotels, 450 restaurants, luxury housing, walkways and cycle paths along the new stretch.
At full operation, boats and other water transport will be able to work their way from the original mouth of the Creek all the way through the city and back out at what was once Jumeirah Beach Park.