Shaikh Mohammad stands on a bridge over the new Dubai Water Canal. (Image Credit: Dubai Media Office)

As it happened: Awesome lights-and-sound show on Dubai Water Canal grand opening

Mohammad Bin Rashid opens iconic new Dh2.7-billion waterway

Dubai: In a dazzling ceremony marked by laser shows, water-borne acrobatics and fireworks, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai inaugurated the Dubai Water Canal on Wednesday.
Shaikh Mohammad marked the opening by pressing on an electronic panel, flashing an image of Burj Khalifa on massive screens arranged on the canal banks, and sending laser beams racing through and along its bridges.
Shaikh Mohammad, accompanied by Crown Prince of Dubai Shaikh Hamdan and Deputy Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Maktoum, then took a boat ride from Jumeirah Bay Island towards the Dubai Water Canal, followed by a flotilla of ferries and abras boarded by officials and engineers who worked on...Read more...