x Abu Dhabi, UAEMonday 24 July 2017

Dubai agencies discuss work on Dubai canal and Jumeirah Corniche projects

A meeting between the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Municipality also revealed plans to build three new marine transport stations.

DUBAI // The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) and Dubai Municipality have revealed plans to build three marine transport stations following talks about the Dubai Creek canal and Jumeirah Corniche projects.

The two agencies discussed the flow and quality of the canal’s water stream, which will run for three kilometres from Business Bay through Downtown Dubai and links with the Arabian Gulf.

The project would feature a boat lift similar to the Falkirk Wheel in Scotland. The canal will run through Safa Park and emerge at a newly designed Jumeirah Beach Park, featuring a marina with moorings for 120 boats.

The Jumeirah Corniche project is an upgrade to 14km of coastline from Dubai Marine Beach Resort to the Burj Al Arab. It will feature a pedestrian walkway, retail outlets and shaded benches overlooking the beach.

The RTA began construction work on the project last February and it is expected to be completed in November.

The two agencies also discussed the marine transport masterplan, which involves the expansion this year of marine transport stations in highly populated areas.

“The marine transport plan also envisages the expansion of Al Mamzar, and the Jumeirah Open Beach, to accommodate the Dubai Ferry and the Water Taxi, and the building of a new marine transport station at Al Jaddaf, with a view to boosting the integration of multi-modal mass transit systems at Al Jaddaf,” the RTA said.

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