Dubai Water Canal is an AED 2 billion mega project, comprising a shopping centre, 450 restaurants, four posh hotels, luxury houses, cycle paths, and walkways. Designed as an extension of Deira Creek, the Project connects Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. This environmentally-friendly lifestyle development includes three distinct zones: the Water Network, the Green Network, and the Public Realm. The Water Network consists of three bodies of water: the Canal that runs 2.9 kilometres joins Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf; the Arabian Gulf coastline provides captivating beach frontage; and the Crystal Lagoon in Safa Park that places the coastal experience inland with beach and water access. The Green Network bridges Safa Park to the new Jumeirah Beach Park, providing an unparalleled leisure experience. The Public Realm is the developable land positioned along the Canal. The canal also features modern water transport modes such as ferries and water taxis. It also involves three pedestrian crossings besides the footpaths on all three new bridges and four marina stations for public transport.
A network of a broad array of food and beverage and retail outlets located along the five-kilometre boardwalk will intensify the existing constitution of Jumeirah, one of Dubai’s most organized and popular residential communities. As of now the main attraction of Jumeirah is City Walk, but once the canal is unveiled, anything that comes in between the canal and City Walk will see a degree of land as well as price appreciation.
Dubai Water Canal is being developed by Meydan Group, a leading developer in Dubai, along with RTA and Meraas.