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Dubai announces Dh112 million Creek restoration project

Latest News Dubai 01 Mar 24
Dubai announces Dh112 million Creek restoration project
Dubai announces Dh112 million Creek restoration project to prevent potential flooding.
Event Location
Dubai, Dubai
Start Time
01 March 2024, 12:00 AM
End Time
31 March 2024, 12:00 AM

A significant restoration project is underway to repair and rebuild the historic walls of Dubai Creek, a vital waterway that has withstood the test of time and nature for more than half a century. Announced by Dubai Municipality, the Dh112 million initiative aims to fortify the creek against potential flooding during extreme weather conditions and ensure the smooth operation of commercial traffic.

Despite the extensive development in the emirate, the Creek continues to maintain its historical, commercial, and economic importance, along with modern projects prevalent in the emirate, in addition to serving as a significant tourist hub for residents, visitors, and tourists.

The project is set to be implemented in two phases. The initial phase will restore a 2.1km stretch along the Deira side of Dubai Creek. The site will be divided into multiple sections, and each segment will be sequentially patterned to ensure uninterrupted docking traffic. The second phase will cover a 2.3km length on the Bur Dubai side.

The project will also install 200 anchors along the creek to ensure safe navigation services and facilities.

"The project is set to improve security and safety measures for maritime traffic and commercial operations within Dubai Creek," said Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality. "[The Creek] plays a key role in fostering the economic and social prosperity of the emirate. Additionally, the creek further supports commercial dealings with neighbouring markets in the region."

The project's 14-month timeline includes the restoration of the 2.1 km Deira pier, which will involve replacing and repairing damaged sections of the concrete wall, reaching a depth of 8 meters and increasing its height to 3 meters.

These improvements will ensure the safe docking of ships in the area. Dubai Creek is one of the most vital historic maritime channels in the Emirate, marking the initiation of Dubai's trade interactions with the world over a century ago.

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