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Dubai Water Canal

Dubai Water Canal at sunset
Key Facts


signature pedestrian bridges serve to enhance connectivity around the canal and are supplemented by stairs and ramps, with elevators for assisted convenience


people are expected by RTA to use the marine transport by per year on the canal by 2020

Every achievement and success that we celebrate motivates us to move ahead with confidence, determination and optimism. We are challenging ourselves to generate the best ideas and initiatives.

Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai [Speaking at the Dubai Water Canal Inauguration]

A sparkling waterway for this ultramodern city

Pedestrian bridge at sunset

Jacobs worked with the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) to deliver a 16-mile waterway, connecting Dubai Creek with the Arabian Gulf. As a watermark signature, the canal adds new vibrancy to Dubai’s ultramodern cityscape as a centerpiece for a host of new residential developments.

Adding to the milestone, RTA recognized Jacobs’ outstanding safety performance with the Best Safety Consultant Award in 2016. It’s a crowning achievement for a project we’ve helped develop since 2004, providing a variety of services to bring this component of Dubai’s masterplan to life.