Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Rediscovering Dubai, UAE: Water Canal

       Just last October 2016, another ambitious project was inaugurated in Dubai, the Dubai Water Canal. It's an artificial waterway linking Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. From then on, I've always wanted to pay a visit to this newest attraction of the already attractive Emirate of Dubai. It's winter already here and the cool breeze is so inviting for a stroll so I thought now is the perfect time. I went there at around 7:00PM and alas! there was glitz, glamour and magic.


       This project is so massive it's like creating a real river in a blink of an eye. As per the developer of this project, the width ranges from 80 meters to 120 meters. It will be six meters deep and be crossed by eight meter high bridges. Now that's too much excavation works!

Bridges
       One of the noticeable features of the canal are these beautifully designed bridges to let motorists and visitors pass by on either side. I found these two bridges below which are definitely stunning to my eyes and will stun yours, too!





Waterfall
       Of all the glitz and glamour Dubai Canal has to offer, the waterfall in Sheikh Zayed Road surely tops the list. It's not all the time you'll see a waterfall of this kind where water is falling out of nowhere from the road.


       This waterfall disappears each time a water taxi or a small yacht is passing by. The light being projected to the waters is so pleasing to the eye that it became a favorite selfie spot for visitors. It feels like you're in fairy tale kind of magical world.



Boardwalk
       The Boardwalk  is basically the walkways on either side of the canal filled with benches and sitting areas for visitors to sit in while enjoying the superb views of the canal or simply taking a rest from hard days work. And for those who want to be on track of their fitness program, this place is also perfect for jogging. And for lovers, you might wanna bring your loved ones in here as I found this place so romantic. And yes, you will be treated with some romantic music all around the place as there are several speakers all through the boardwalk producing such music. How cool was that?

Downtown Dubai
       The place offers the best views of Downtown Dubai.


How to get there?
       The nearest Metro is the Business Bay Station. Just simply get off the train and proceed to South exit. The canal is about 5 minutes walk from the station.

       Dubai never fail to amaze me, the world rather, in becoming a premier tourist destination offering state of the art attraction like the Canal and continuously making ambitious projects the world has never seen before. I can't wait for Dubai future projects and share it on this blog. -Jon-

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