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Dubai reveals Dh112 million creek restoration project to prevent potential flooding risks

Dubai reveals Dh112 million creek restoration project to prevent potential flooding risks

Dubai reveals Dh112 million creek restoration project to prevent potential flooding risks

Dubai reveals Dh112 million creek restoration project to prevent potential flooding risks

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  • The project aims to prevent flooding during harsh weather conditions and minimize disruptions to commercial 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 for safe navigation services and facilities.
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A new project will repair and rebuild the iconic Dubai Creek walls, which have endured various challenges for over 50 years. It aims to prevent potential flooding during harsh weather conditions and minimize disruptions to commercial traffic.

Dubai Municipality, overseeing a project costing Dh112 million, plans to implement it 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, with each segment being sequentially patterned to ensure uninterrupted docking traffic. The second phase will encompass a 2.3km length on the Bur Dubai side.

The project will also include the installation of 200 anchors along the creek to ensure the provision of safe navigation services and facilities.

Artery of Dubai:

The Dubai Creek, symbolizing the city’s growth, serves as an artery at the heart of Dubai, facilitating the passage of over 13,000 ships annually.

“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 neighboring markets in the region.”

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He also declared that the Dubai Municipality is committed to transforming Dubai’s coastal facilities and infrastructure. The goal is to solidify Dubai’s position as a global tourism hub and enhance its economic and commercial prosperity.

“We have implemented several measures to mitigate the risks posed by climate change and rising sea levels, closely monitoring changes on both sides of the creek,” he added. “Furthermore, we have conducted technical studies to devise construction designs that can enhance the efficiency of the marine docks on both banks. These designs adhere to the highest global standards, ensuring the preservation of the supporting walls’ stability and safeguarding against increased flooding during seasonal weather conditions.”

Comprehensive work:

The project’s 14-month timeline encompasses 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, one of the most vital historic maritime channels in the Emirate, marks the initiation of Dubai’s trade interactions with the world over a century ago.

Despite the extensive development in the emirate, the Creek continues to maintain its historical, commercial, and economic importance, alongside modern projects prevalent in the emirate. Additionally, it serves as a significant tourist hub for residents, visitors, and tourists.

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