Images unveiled of Dubai Water Canal taxi terminals

The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has revealed images on Twitter of the new water taxi terminals on the Dubai Water Canal.

The images show open and accessible ports designed to help people along the network of waterways that run through the city.

The designs have been approved by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The name behind the design is still unknown.

There will be 18 stations along the full length of Dubai Creek, including five new ones on the last stretch of the project with seven more to be created on the existing waterways in addition to the six that are already in existence.

Marine Taxi base

“This will make marine transit the favourite mobility choice of citizens, residents, and visitors who will be ferried from the shores of the Dubai Creek and the two water canals,” Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the RTA board of executive directors, said last year.

The same series of Tweets posted by the Dubai Media Office  also showed the first designs of the Al Shindaga crossing, a seventh over-water bridge on the Creek.

Tenders showed that the bridge would be 300 metres long and 22m wide, with clearance of 15m.

The new designs are an upgrade on the current, two-lane crossing point, the Al Shindagha Tunnel which was constructed in 1975 and is the second oldest crossing of the five that connect Bur Dubai and Deira.

Al Shindaga crossing

In mid-July, the RTA revealed that with all three new flyovers (Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl and Jumeriah Beach Road) complete, the canal excavation work would be over by the end of September.

The final two phases of the Dhs2 billion project are already underway.