An artist’s impression of the proposed bridge on Shaikh Zayed Road as part of the Dubai Canal project. ( Image Credit: Supplied )

An island in the making in Dubai

Dubai Creek, Business Bay, Dubai Canal and Arabian Gulf will flow into each other

Dubai: Several Dubai neighbourhoods will be ringed by the Dubai Canal project which is in the final stages of construction and is expected to finish in the next couple of months.

Once the canal is ready, Bur Dubai, Zabeel, Al Karama, Oud Metha and Al Satwa will be part of an island ringed by the Dubai Creek, Business Bay, Dubai Canal and the Arabian Gulf flowing into each other.

Dubai Creek, which begins at Al Shindagha in Bur Dubai, originally spanned 14 kilometres, culminating at Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary. However, the Creek has now been extended all the way to the intersection of Al Khail Road and Financial Centre Street, where Business Bay begins. The combined waterway will stretch for 27 kilometres. Parts of Jumeirah and Al Safa areas, Business Bay, Downtown Dubai, Al Jaddaf and Oud Metha will also be part of the massive island.

Excavation work is currently under way beneath the elevated intersection of Al Khail Road and Financial Centre Street, where the...Read more...

Source:gulfnews.com