Sunday, 5 June 2016

Week 75 - My Sunday Photo - Dubai Canal



They've opened the new road/bridge at Al Wasl on Friday this week. This work has taken 18 months to complete ready for the new canal to be dug out, linking the Creek to the Arabian Gulf at the cost of 802 million Dhs. 

They've also had to raise a 16 lane highway the Sheik Zayed Road which will be completed in July and the Jumeriah Beach Road which is a 4 lane highway. The cost of rebuilding these roads is 384 million Dhs.

Both the Al Wasl Road and Jumeriah Beach Road will become one way systems, with traffic on the Al Wasl Road flowing towards the Burj Al Arab (the direction of the camera)

I've been documenting the work since we arrived in December 2014 and once the project is complete I'll post the photographs showing the 'before' 'during' and 'after'





18 comments:

  1. It's always amazing how long this type of construction takes.

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    1. I'm actually surprised at how quick it has been, it has marked our time in dubai, I need to find another project now

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  2. 802 million Dhs. I seem to recall from my recent visit to Dubai airport that's about half a pint of Heineken. Joking aside, those Emiraties do like a serious construction job don't they? Look forward ot seeing before and after pics.

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    1. you're not wrong with the cost there

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  3. 16 lane highway?! Oh my goodness! What a huge project!

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    1. the logistics of it must be a nightmare

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  4. So much building still going on over there. It seems neverending - although I suppose there's an awful lot happening here but not from scratch!

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  5. Money is obviously no object. And a 16 lane highway sounds huge.

    Thank you for linking up

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    1. it's an experience and a half to drive on it

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  6. Wow that sounds like an amazing engineering project and lots of money too #MySundayPhoto

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  7. Already looks like it will be a popular crossing

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    1. it's our route to the local carrefour

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  8. Dubai of course is way modern than my country and yet this photo reminds me of home the Philippines. We have many skyway like this to ease traffic. Cant wait to see more photos. Thanks for the twitter message too! We are the same in so many ways so I always love reading your post =)

    #mysundayphoto

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    1. Thank you, the building work here sand restructuring is just none stop

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  9. I am pretty sure that would have taken twice as long to construct in the UK, maybe even longer

    Mollyxxx

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    1. Money appears to be no object here

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