Dubai Water Canal

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Dubai Water Canal
4.5
Bodies of Water • Points of Interest & Landmarks
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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About
Columbus Yachts and Boats Rentals was founded in dubai 2013 Cruise from Marina to Dubai Water Canal & enjoy amazing sightseeing along the Canal Route, Sheikh Zayed Bridge and more! 4 hours yacht cruise for 1 until100 people by Luxury Yachts
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The area
Neighborhood: Jumeirah
Years ago, before the skyscrapers, before the 12-lane highway, there was only Jumeirah. In fact, when the UAE was formed, its rulers signed the agreement in Union House, at the very start of Jumeirah Beach Road. Often called “The Beverly Hills” of Dubai, a drive down Beach Road reveals one enormous, lavish villa after another. Originally residential-only neighborhoods, they are now also home to an array of cafes, smart boutiques, and art galleries. Home to one of Dubai’s few public beaches, this recently renovated area includes a new boardwalk, running and walking track, with changing facilities and cafes along the way. Another landmark, Jumeirah Mosque, is the only mosque in Dubai that can be entered by non-Muslims. As part of the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding, the mosque hosts regular tours and talks about Islam, as part of an “Open Doors, Open Minds” program. A wonderful way to understand more about the UAE and Islam.
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4,366 contributions
Beautiful part of Dubai
May 2021 • Solo
A stroll or a walk down the large footpaths beside Dubai Water Canal is a fascinating way to see the city. The canal runs from the bottom of business bay to the sea at Jumeirah.

It is great to see the iconic skyline over the water of the canal. There are also multiple cool bridges showcasing some great design. A boat cruise is another great option.

There are numerous cafes and shops to grab provisions.

Well worth a visit.
Written 22 May 2021
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walid m
Wilmington, NC957 contributions
Wonderful walk
Feb 2021 • Couples
A wonderful place to have a walk, or jog, or cycle. The walk stretches on both sides of the canal. Not all segments of the walk are lighted the same.
Written 18 February 2021
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4,366 contributions
Stunning views
Jan 2021 • Couples
Dubai Water Canal is a lovely spot for a walk or bike ride during the cooler months of the year.

The walkways are wide, well maintained and offer great views of the city. There is also a waterfall which cascades below the Sheikh Zayed Road/ metro bridge.

One can also cruise down the canal by boat throughout the year.

There are a number of cafe options towards Business Bay but less so towards the Jumeirah end of the canal, although they will presumably come as the area is further developed.
Written 19 January 2021
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4,366 contributions
Stunning spot for a walk
Oct 2020 • Solo
Dubai Water Canal is a lovely spot for a run/walk/bike ride.

It stretches all the way through Business Bay to the sea at Jumeirah and is lined with a well sized footpath.

Ferries and hire boats regularly pass by and are also a great way to see the city.

There is also a waterfall cascading from the bridge under sheikh zayed road which is illuminated at night and parts to allow boats through.

As you move into business bay, there are plenty of options to stop and grab a soft drink or a snack but less so as you move towards the sea.

A lovely part of the city...
Written 4 October 2020
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Michael H
3 contributions
Don’t go
Feb 2020
Unless you want a flat place to jog or cycle don’t bother. There is no peace and quiet, there are massive construction sites all the way along. Getting there was not easy from Business Bay, a nasty walk along main roads and the other end leaves you high and dry if you walk towards the beach. You are on a massive road system, no taxis will stop and we had to walk a very long way and find a bus stop. Maybe one day it will mature and transport will be better organised but I was very disappointed, hot, tired and unimpressed.
Written 10 March 2020
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Mike P
Wokingham, UK134 contributions
Worth a look, take a sweater!
Mar 2020 • Couples
We took the RTA water bus from the Marina over to the water canal, then connected with the water bus on the new canal. Excited to see the latest developments along the canal in Jumeirah and round to Business bay - dubai just never stops evolving and the canal is a great way to experience it!

Boats are safe and high quality if a little chilly with powerful AC (take a sweater!)..

We got off at the new design city and had a great meal..

Taxi then to Dubai mall only 10 mins away... great trip.

(Photos from the marina to canal water bus)
Written 5 March 2020
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TrevB56
Camberley, UK919 contributions
Lovely place to walk ....
Feb 2020
...when not passing the odd bit of construction going on. This is a great walk from Business Bay to the Jumeirah area - I would guess it is 5-6Km long but off course it joins Dubai Creek so you could walk much further. You can cross on a couple of impressive footbridges if you fancy walking on the other side for a bit. There are shady areas and seats along the walk where you can sit and chill out for a while - at various points you can see the usual interesting buildings in the distance.
Written 18 February 2020
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates4,366 contributions
Lovely spot for a stroll
Feb 2020 • Couples
Dubai Water Canal is a great spot for a stroll or a gentle boat cruise.

In Business Bay, the canal is lined with skyscrapers whilst the buildings become lower rise towards jumeirah and the sea.

The views back to the skyline are sensational. There is a waterfall on either side of the sheikh zayed road bridge, near the Hilton hotel, which parts to allow boats through.

The water is generally a lovely color and there are impressive pedestrian bridges crossing the water at various points.

Bikes are welcome in various parts. Just a lovely place to get away from the cars and enjoy a different side to Dubai.
Written 1 February 2020
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roach
9 contributions
Nice view
Jan 2020 • Friends
Really a great place to be..
Well maintained, clean ambiance,lovely sight seeing....
One of the most beautiful place to visit if you are in Dubai...
Written 8 January 2020
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Carol N
Sheffield, UK588 contributions
Lovely views
Dec 2019 • Solo
I walked on the boardwalk from near safa Park to Jumeirah beach. Nice, safe clean paths with bridges across. Noisy in places because of construction, but where isn't in dubai! Plenty of seating and shade. Well lit in the evenings.
Written 30 December 2019
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