Sunday, 4 February 2018

My Sunday Photo - Week 162 Dubai Water Canal.

When we moved to Dubai in December 2014 this is what the Al Was Road in Jumeriah looked like before they started work building the new Dubai Water Canal.

20th December 2014.

4th February 2018
The canal was actually opened in November 2016 I just didn't have a photo of the finished road until this morning.

To build this canal, it involved raising Jumeriah Beach Road and Al Was Road which are both 2 lanes in each direction to allow for the canal to be dug out underneath. During this time, there were slight delays to the traffic but they kept the roads open and completed the work quickly. the biggest challenge in my opinion was raising Sheikh Zayed had which is a 14 lane highway.


Week 158 Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
Week 159 Dubai Marina - Reflections
Week 160 Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
Week 161 Dubai Marina 3 years apart.



16 comments:

  1. Hi Suzanne, just the thought of raising roads here would send conracters into turmoil. Roadworks go on for ever here and with maximum inconvienince to everyone. 14 lanes of traffic? Sounds mental to me!

    xx

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    1. they want to do something here, then money is no object

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  2. Unbelievable the amount of construction there - and lots of engineering

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  3. I bet you could take so many photos of Dubai and the skyline would just be transformed a year on. I'm trying to imagine 14 lanes!

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    1. there are so many projects that i miss, such as the Dubai Frame as I rarely travel to those parts of the city

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  4. Until you see photos you can't imagine how much things have changed

    Thank you for linking up

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  5. Wow can you imagine the trauma of doing that in the UK, we just don't seem to cope with anything as simple as a road repair. I have to drive home a different way from the shops now as the road is so bad! Two of my friends live in the UAE and it just it like a different world altogether #mysundayphoto

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    1. it amazes me how they keep the traffic flowing during such major works

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  6. Amazing change, it must feel like there is always building work going on. A real engineering challenge.

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    1. the road layout can change on the way back from the shops

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  7. Wow, that's a fantastically short amount of time to do something that drastic! I remember they started a new underground line in Copenhagen when we moved there in 2009. Think they are finishing it next year! :) #sundayphoto

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    1. oh dear that is a long time, here they want it, they just build it 24/7

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  8. That is a lot being done in such a short time. Quite dramatic. Lovely photos x

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    1. it's getting difficult finding photo's where there's enough to recognise the 'before' shot

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