The Dubai Water Canal Project is an extension of Deira Creek, linking Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. The 3.2-kilometre-long canal serves as the final segment of the Dubai Creek extension, terminating in the Arabian Gulf via Al Safa, Al Wasl and Jumeirah 2. Work on the canal began in October 2013, running through five phases that saw three flyovers built, apart from the excavation work. The canal was successfully open to public in November 2016.
The opening of the canal offers new possibilities in marine transport, connecting the historic areas of Deira and Bur Dubai through the extended waterway of Dubai Creek,
Business Bay and Dubai Water Canal. The project owner – Road and Transport Authority (RTA) intends to turn the waterway into a first-rate marine transport hub, with five stations serving six million passengers annually.