The Time Out team headed down to Sheikh Zayed Road to check it out in person:
It was only last week that water was released in the Dubai Water Canal for the first time, the most significant development in a three-year project that’s seen three new bridges open and a path dug from Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf.
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That first release was part of a testing process, with more and more to slowly make its way into the 3km stretch over the coming weeks. When full - expected around the middle of November - the water will be six metres deep.
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.
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Dubai Water Canal will also be home to the amazing Marasi Business Bay, a stunning new yacht club and parkland development in Business Bay.
A low rise, sweeping development, it will include a yacht club with 1250 berths and an RTA marina station, a park area with amphitheatre, five palm tree-lined marinas and a 12km promenade - that's almost 50 per cent larger than Dubai Marina - with offshore restaurants, retail and more. The project is also the first development to feature 'water homes'.
Also worth mentioning are the water taxis and their state-of-the-art terminals that will make travelling in style up and down Dubai Water Canal a reality.