Water flows through Dubai Water Canal extension

Time Out has information and pictures as, for the first time, water flows through Dubai Water Canal extension from Business Bay to Arabian Gulf

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Water has been released in the Dubai Water Canal for the first time.

This is the most significant development in the three-year project, that has seen three new bridges open and a path dug from Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf.

The first flow is 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.

By the time the project is completed, there will be 18 stations along the full length of Dubai Creek, including five brand new ones on the latest stretch of the project. Seven more will be created on the existing waterways to add to the six already in place.

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.

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