His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, witnessed the opening of Dubai Water Canal on Wednesday 9th of November 2016 in a breath taking ceremony marked by laser shows and fireworks.
Sheikh Mohammed, accompanied by Crown Prince of Dubai Shaikh Hamdan and Deputy Ruler of Dubai Shaikh Maktoum, took a boat ride from Jumeirah Bay Island towards the Dubai Water Canal, followed by a fleet of ferries boarded by officials and engineers who participated in this 2.7 billion dirhams project.
Speaking at the ceremony, Shaikh Mohammad said: “I am very happy with this project. In the past the Creek used to reach the area where Burj Khalifa currently is, and then used to flow towards the sea in the North. So all that we have done is restore Dubai Creek to what it used to be prior to changes caused by the winds and the sands.”
He added: “This is a ground-breaking achievement for the UAE. Through the Dubai Water Canal, we bring back the past glory to Dubai Creek. This project will have a positive imprint on the environment in Dubai”.
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