Dubai Water Canal
Dubai Water Canal
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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
Duration: 2-3 hours
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The area
Neighbourhood: 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 neighbourhoods, 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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  • Charlene F
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates133 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    unforgettable evening
    As the sun begins to set, the Dubai Canal comes alive with a kaleidoscope of colors. The surrounding buildings and bridges are illuminated, casting a radiant glow over the water, creating a magical atmosphere. The glittering reflections and shimmering lights create a mesmerizing backdrop for an unforgettable evening.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 4 June 2023
  • zignekr
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates65 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    My go-to place for walking or running
    This are is great for some active fun! There is always other people biking, walking or running, so the environment is nice. You can also get a nice view of the Downtown are from the crossing bridges. It is a perfect biking or running route between the Downtown and Jumeirah as it’s around 6 km away. There are even water stations to fill up your water bottle. You can do some sports without having to worry about the traffic. There are also multiple Careem bike stations for those that want to rent an electric bike and take a quick trip.
    Visited April 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 12 June 2023
  • jordanellie41
    Longridge, United Kingdom1,069 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice sight if unspectacular
    The water canal is a calming place where you can stroll along its bank at your leisure. There’s quite a few benches on the walkway allowing you to stop and chill out. We purposely went there to see the colour waterfall that cascades down off of the bridge into the canal. There are lots of coloured lights on the side of the bridge that give the illusion the water is coloured when flowing. Unfortunately it only changed to purple whilst we were there, but pictures I’ve seen online show multiple colours. It was a nice trip out but there’s many better things to do with your time
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 19 October 2023
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,971 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Solo
This is a beautiful part of Dubai.

The canal is lined with amazing buildings and crossed with stunning bridges. There are wide walkways and bike tracks on either side of the canal.

There are a large number of restaurants, cafes and bars to check out.

Also great to sail down.
Written 27 February 2024
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zuv
Bucharest, Romania27,166 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
An area in full development, beautiful for a walk in the evening. It is being built massively, so it will become much more beautiful when the constructions will be finished and the cranes will disappear from the landscape.
There are several embankments on the route, only one is active, the one called "Sheikh Zayed Marine Road Transport Station 74", and this one with restrictions, in the sense that the ships makes the trip on the canal only if a minimum number of passengers gathers (6, if I remember correctly remember...).
Written 6 December 2023
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jordanellie41
Longridge, UK1,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
The water canal is a calming place where you can stroll along its bank at your leisure. There’s quite a few benches on the walkway allowing you to stop and chill out. We purposely went there to see the colour waterfall that cascades down off of the bridge into the canal. There are lots of coloured lights on the side of the bridge that give the illusion the water is coloured when flowing. Unfortunately it only changed to purple whilst we were there, but pictures I’ve seen online show multiple colours. It was a nice trip out but there’s many better things to do with your time
Written 19 October 2023
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Riti K
Dubai, United Arab Emirates26 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
Perfect place whether you're biking, walking, or running, you'll love the vibrant atmosphere with people engaging in various activities. The crossing bridges offer stunning views of the Downtown area, and the 6 km route between Downtown and Jumeirah is ideal for biking or running. Water stations available too the best part is, you can engage in sports without worrying about traffic, making it a safe and convenient choice. Plus, there are Careem bike stations for those looking to rent an electric bike and enjoy a quick trip along the canal!
Written 13 June 2023
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zignekr
Dubai, United Arab Emirates65 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
This are is great for some active fun! There is always other people biking, walking or running, so the environment is nice. You can also get a nice view of the Downtown are from the crossing bridges. It is a perfect biking or running route between the Downtown and Jumeirah as it’s around 6 km away. There are even water stations to fill up your water bottle. You can do some sports without having to worry about the traffic. There are also multiple Careem bike stations for those that want to rent an electric bike and take a quick trip.
Written 12 June 2023
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Charlene F
Dubai, United Arab Emirates133 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
As the sun begins to set, the Dubai Canal comes alive with a kaleidoscope of colors. The surrounding buildings and bridges are illuminated, casting a radiant glow over the water, creating a magical atmosphere. The glittering reflections and shimmering lights create a mesmerizing backdrop for an unforgettable evening.
Written 5 June 2023
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NICHOLAS T
Dubai, United Arab Emirates5,971 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Solo
This is a beautiful area of Dubai.

The canal goes through Business Bay down to the sea at Jumeira and links into the natural Dubai Creek at the other end.

There are some phenomenal buildings lining the canal and impressive bridges over the water. There is also a waterfall next to the JW Marriott hotel.

It is a great place to walk, run, cycle (there are bike paths on either side) or sit in one of the many restaurants and cafes to take in the world. It is also lovely to enjoy a cruise on the water.
Written 3 May 2023
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Harshvardhan S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
We were staying in Business Bay near the canal. We frequently used the available rentable e-bicycles and scooters through the canal to go to Jumeirah Beach. Took about 15 minutes. Great way to get to the beach!
Written 21 March 2023
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Robert O
Rotterdam, The Netherlands3,973 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022
Inaugurated in 2016, this is again a new development to connect Business Bay and the Persian Gulf. It is pretty wide for a canal (80 to 120m) and the bridges are high up (8m) in order to enable even the largest and most luxurious yachts to pass. I liked the fact there are pedestrian and cycle lanes along the canal. Hope they will add more trees providing shade.
Written 14 February 2023
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Kashif Mahmood
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
Our whole family went on Water Canal Cruise. It was a fabulous experience. I will recommend others to must try this.
Written 20 January 2023
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