Sunday 31 March 2019

Dubai Water Canal - Tolerance bridge

 This is Tolerance Bridge at the Dubai Water Canal.

I spent a week in the UK in October 2016, before I left the supports were in place, on my return the bridge was up as it is now. 
The Bridge has a 180’ high arch supporting a 690’ long and 20’ wide meandering pedestrian and cycling path below. 
The bridge was inaugurated by Sheikh Nahyan Bin Mubarak, Minister of State for Tolerance on International Day of Tolerance 2017, which falls on November 16th each year.

View of the area, from Safa Park, after the canal was dug, but before it was filled with water. Construction started in 2014.

Tolerance Bridge supports October 2016

View of Tolerance Bridge from Safa Park

Since the opening of the footbridges across the canal, work has then started on the building of new accommodation, restaurants and hotels along the newly created water ways.
November 2016

April 2017

March 2019

You can read/see more photos of construction projects in Dubai and around the world that I've been documenting by clicking on the links below:

 Dubai Bluewater Islands and Dubai Eye. Man made island a 210m high Big Wheel
 Dubai Dubai Marina - Reflections
 Dubai Dubai Frame. A window between the Old and New Dubai and a 150m high glass floor.
 Dubai New Metro Line for Expo 2020
USA Arizona and Nevada Hoover Dam 2002 - 2010
 Dubai Dubai Opera House What a difference a year makes
 Dubai Unfinished buildings. The Pentominium
UK Coventry Mixing the old and the new. Coventry Catherdral
 Dubai New Dubai Metro Station 
 Dubai The new extension of the Dubai Mall and Burj Khalifa 
 Dubai Hotel fire After the Address fire 
 Dubai Unusual designs The Opus Building
 Dubai District Cooling. Keeping the desert cool.
 Dubai Can I visit the Burj Al Arab
 Dubai The Almas Tower
 Dubai The Cayan Tower
Canada Toronto The CN Tower
USA Nevada The Paris Hotel 
 Dubai Ibn Battuta Gate
 Dubai The World's Tallest Tower
UK & UAE Dubai and Wales Al Fahidi Fort and Chepstow Castle 
 Dubai New Metro Station in Al Furjan 
 Dubai Ski Dubai
South Africa Life in a township
Austria Ski Jump 
 Dubai Green Plant Bio Dome 
 Dubai Update on the Metro Station
 Dubai My view from the balcony changed in 8 months
Greece Just how instagramable is it?
 Dubai Before and After. 3 months out of Dubai
 Dubai Building a boat in the sky
South Africa An African Sunset
South Africa Building with boxes Charity work in South Africa
 Dubai What are they building now? World Trade Centre
UK Monmouth Building work in South Wales
 Dubai The cladding is going on, on the metro station
 Dubai They're building on the beaches in Dubai
Hong Kong Building with Bamboo
Egypt Cairo Probably the largest construction project in the world. The Pyramids
South Africa Christmas gift giving in a South African township
South Africa A sense of community in South African Townships
 Dubai Al Furjan Construction Project


  1. The bridge is stunning! My younger son hates bridges, there is no way he would walk across it!

    1. funny enough so does my youngest child, especially hates foot bridges and has made us walk miles to avoid one

  2. It's amazing to see it in construction to finished. It's a pretty spectacular bridge and I love that it's called Tolerance Bridge, especially as it shows tolerance for all sorts of transport.

    1. it is a lovely bridge, there are several more just as spectacular

  3. I was watching a video the other day about the projects and how quickly they've been building things in Dubai and it's incredible.

    Thank you for linking up to #MySundayPhoto, it'll be back April 28th

    1. i still find it amazing how quickly they build and we've been here just over 4 years now

  4. I love the way the bridge meanders across the water. That said though, I'm fascinated at the thought of having a Minster for Tolerance! Headed over from #mysundayphoto

    1. they have some great job titles here, even a Minister of happiness

  5. Wow those structures are amazing. How cool xx #mysundayphoto

    1. every building here is so different from the others

  6. not so sure you would get me on it.

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