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Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Dubai Canal in style – in pictures

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Dubai Canal in style - in pictures

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, stands with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Dubai Crown Prince; Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed, Chairman of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation and Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed at the opening ceremony for the Dubai Canal. Wam

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Dubai Canal in style - in pictures

Sheikh Mohammed signals the opening of the Dubai Canal and the launch of its maiden water trip. He was given a pearl from Mattar Al Tayer, director-general and chairman of the board of executive directors of the RTA, which when placed on the launch pad triggered a presentation replicating Dubai’s maritime environment. Wam

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Dubai Canal in style - in pictures

The Dubai Canal project has been built at a cost of Dh3.7 billion. Wam

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Dubai Canal in style - in pictures

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and his entourage board a yacht as scenes showing Dubai’s maritime heritage are broadcast on screens on the sides of the canal. Wam

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Dubai Canal in style - in pictures

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens the Dubai Canal with Sheikh Hamdan; Sheikh Maktoum; Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed; Sheikh Mansour bin Mohammed; Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group; Mohammed Al Gergawi, Chairman of Dubai Holding; Mattar Al Tayer, Saeed bin Humaid Al Tayer, chairman and chief executive of Meydan; Abdullah Al Habbal, Group chairman of Meraas Holding and a number of dignitaries.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Dubai Canal in style - in pictures

The opening celebration features an aerial show inspired by the UAE’s heritage against the backdrop of a water fountain themed: A Million Drops Make the Oceans. Wam

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Dubai Canal in style - in pictures

The canal ranges between 80 and 120 metres in width and stretches from Business Bay, crossing Sheikh Zayed Road, passing Safa Park, Al Wasl Road and Jumeirah 2, and terminates at the Arabian Gulf. Wam

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Dubai Canal in style - in pictures

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid speaks to children who attended the Dubai Canal opening ceremony. Wam

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Dubai Canal in style - in pictures

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid looks over the Dubai Canal during the opening ceremony. Wam

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid opens Dubai Canal in style - in pictures

A film titled ‘Dubai Water Canal, the New Face of Dubai’ showing various stages of project during construction is screened at the opening of the Dubai Canal. Wam

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(via The National)