Dubai: Dubai Creek has been extended by almost 10km to form a central part of the Business Bay project and now reaches Shaikh Zayed Road.
Developers Dubai Properties say the creek will stretch more than 13km when it is completed by mid-2007. At its widest it will measure 500 metres.
Work on the extension is being carried out in three phases. Phases one and two span Doha Street and Shaikh Zayed Road and connect the extension to the creek's former head at Ras Al Khor.
Phase three, located between Oud Metha Road and Doha Street, is also nearing completion. "The creek extension initiative is progressing on schedule," said Hashim Al Dabal, CEO of Dubai Properties.
"The extension is part of Dubai Properties' vision to restore the commercial importance of the creek and link it with the new business and financial corridor of Business Bay and Shaikh Zayed Road," he added.
Dubai Properties includes Jumeirah Beach Residence and Culture Village in its portfolio.
Dubai Properties says the creek will form a central part of Business Bay.