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Boost for Tourism, Commerce as Dubai Opens Canal

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Dubai inaugurated a new canal on Wednesday Yesterday (Nov 9),  The Dubai Water Canal, which gives the city a new 4 mile waterfront from the city’s growing Business Bay commercial district to the Gulf.

The emirate’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) chief, Mattar al-Tayer said the new waterway,  between 80 and 120 metres in width, will “add a unique tourist and commercial showpiece” to the city.

The three-year construction project, which cost US$735 million would also provide “a new residential district, tourist attractions and recreational facilities including several hotels, restaurants and entertainment” in addition to four hotels,  a new shopping centre and over 400 restaurants.

 

http://www.straitstimes.com/world/middle-east/dubai-opens-canal-in-fresh-boost-for-tourism-commerce

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