Dubai Water Canal

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Dubai Water Canal
4.5
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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
Wednesday
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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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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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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Pallavi S
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Family
Great for long walks/runs and bike rides. The Careem bike station is literally around every corner. We spent an evening cycling from Safa park to Meydan, great fun for a group of friends or active family and costs barely anything. One of my favorites in Dubia
Written May 20, 2022
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,360 contributions
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 May 22, 2021
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Written October 26, 2021
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,360 contributions
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 October 4, 2020
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Written October 26, 2021
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,360 contributions
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 January 19, 2021
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Written October 26, 2021
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Michael H
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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 March 10, 2020
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Written October 26, 2021
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Mike P
Wokingham, UK136 contributions
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 March 5, 2020
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Written October 26, 2021
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TrevB56
Camberley, UK935 contributions
...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 February 18, 2020
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Written October 26, 2021
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Moorthy VK
Dubai, United Arab Emirates53 contributions
Its a good place to spend a cool evening with the colorful waterfall...Its a superb view to see the water curtain opening and closing when a boat or ferry passes through.
But much more can be done to develop this tourist place. And what is lacking is a washroom nearby which might cause a little inconvenience to old people. Also, more Ferry and Water buses could be added to make the ride in the Canal more enjoyable.
Written April 24, 2022
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Oreste G
Bologna, Italy1,044 contributions
Couples
A new way to move from the coast to the interior by boat. For now, the route has 6 stops but when completed will do all around the Creek. Currently there are few boats per day. Cost by 15aed to 50aed silver, 25aed 75aed in gold based on the number of stops.
Written December 12, 2016
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zoomnclick
Dubai, United Arab Emirates42 contributions
Friends
Picturesque in almost any direction, with the majestic Tolerance Bridge over it, the Dubai Water Canal is a must visit spot for any tourist or resident. Don’t forget to also check out the smaller bridge (informally referred to as the DNA bridge). As part of its endeavour to make Dubai a leading smart city, each lamp post also has charging ports for your smart devices. Come at night to see the amazing colourful waterfall display too
Written December 4, 2018
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Written March 18, 2019
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