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Boost for Tourism, Commerce as Dubai Opens Canal


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.

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Charles is Managing Director at Blooloop. He attends numerous trade shows around the world and frequently speaks about trends and social media for the attractions industry at conferences. Outside of Blooloop his passions are diving, trees and cricket.

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