Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Dubai Water Canal features prominently in Cityscape Global

Dubai Water Canal features prominently in Cityscape Global

The project is showcased in a common stand run by RTA, Meydan and Meraas

Dubai- Roads & Transport Authority – Mohammed Al Munji:
The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), along with Meydan Group and Meraas Holding, have teamed together in running an extensive stand spanning 360 square meters in Cityscape Global 2013; where the components of the Dubai Water Canal showcased included real estate developments, shopping mall, retail outlets, restaurants and residential units to be built on both sides of the Canal which extends from the Business Bay district, crosses the Sheikh Zayed Road and Jumeirah Beach Park and runs through up to the Arabian Gulf.

The Dubai Water Canal project is considered a consummate destination development for regional and international tourist as well as the residents of the Emirates showcasing ingenuity, leadership and creativity.

The stand which comprised huge models, prototyped water canal and portraits depicting the features of the Dubai Water Canal Project had been designed to give the visitor visualization of how the overall settling will look like after the completion of the Canal through reviewing the key features of the project from the starting point at the Gateway of the Canal; which is considered the main entrance of the canal at the intersection with the Sheikh Zayed Road, unifying both sides of the canal and the shopping mall, with an enclosed multi-level retail bridge that contains retail, F&B and entertainment venues. The Tower is a mixed use development that comprises of over 3.5 million square feet of area that includes 468 apartments, 470 service apartments and 617 hotel rooms, as well as over 400,000 square feet of retail and 735,000 square meter of commercial office spaces.

The stand also encompasses a model of Al Safa Park, which will be enhanced with the inclusion of an urban public beach with 1.5 kilometer of beach front and activated program space for public leisure and sports activity. The park boast updated facilities for running and cycling trails that are anchored by perimeter of 1,642 units of residential developments, that cocoons and captures the imagination of a transcendent urban lifestyle park. Within this zone residential and retail facilities edge both sides of the canal that are commensurate with the existing surrounding fabric. This perimeter will include over 460,000 square feet of boardwalk retail and restaurants, as well as 855 residential units.

The stand also includes picturesque drawings of the Jumeirah Highstreet area; an exclusive enclave of 19 bespoke water villas and 44 townhouses above retail outlets. The canal walk environment transforms to a relaxed residential tempo with café culture punctuated with local plazas that nurture community interaction and healthy lifestyle. There will be over 180,000 square feet of retail with a total development area of over 760,000 square feet. The water villas are elevated on piers over the water with private boat docks and serene infinity edge swimming pools overlooking the canal activity.

The visitor of the Dubai Water Canal stand will conclude his or her visit by reviewing models and drawings showcasing the newly designed Jumeirah Beach Park; with additional public beachfront that cradles the water and shelters the crescent shaped beach. The esplanade continues from the Business Bay to the apex of the canal that is anchored with a spectacular hotel tower that extends into the Arabian Gulf. This peninsula at the mouth of the canal includes a 120 boat marina, 925 hotel rooms and 1,363 residential units with stunning views of the Gulf, canal and the city. There will be over 200,000 square feet of retail with a total development area of over 4.2 million square feet.

14 million square feet
The Dubai Water Canal project is considered a symbol of the innovative spirit of the Emirates to create peerless opportunities for community enrichment and growth. The development provides over 14 million square feet of exemplary retail, dining, hospitality and residential lifestyle along an exhilarating esplanade that borders a splendid canal, which connects Jumeirah Beach to the Business Bay.

It is worth mentioning that the Dubai Water Canal will add six km to the Dubai waterfront and the Canal has a depth of up to six meters in high tides. The crossings rise more than eight meters to ensure the smooth and safe passage of large boats measuring 200 meters in length. It will also contribute to renewing the entire length of the Business Bay Canal water automatically without using water pumps. Thanks to the Canal, the Dubai Creek water will be renewed by 250 million cubic meters annually upon the completion of linking the Canal with the Business Bay District. The water movement during the hide and tide process through the Canal is estimated in the order of 800 million cubic meters per annum.

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