Dubai is celebrating its newest attraction - the opening of its Dubai Water Canal, a project whose attractions will also include the UAE´s longest promenade. Mohammad Abdullah Al Gergawi, Chairman of Dubai Holding; HE Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA); Abdullah Al Habbai, Group Chairman of Meraas; and Saeed Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman and CEO of Meydan Group are the stars behind making this landmark, which will change the face of Dubai, a reality. The water canal was built in two phases - Dubai Holding built the first phase at the cost of Dh 1 billion, while the RTA in association with Meraas and Meydan executed the second phase. The extension stretching from Ras Al Khor to the Arabian Gulf is 12-km-long and was built at a cost of Dh 3.7 billion, which includes the 3.2-km second phase of the canal from Shaikh Zayed road to Jumeirah Bay Island built at a cost of Dh 2.7 billion. The canal, which ranges from 80 m to 120 m in width, stretches from the Business Bay and terminates at the Arabian Gulf. Al Gergawi, Mattar Al Tayer, Al Habbai and Humaid Al Tayer are set to drive growth further, with this landmark project expecting to attract more than 30 million visitors per year. With these glittering stars leading the way forward, the Dubai Water Canal is set to become a prominent urban and tourist landmark capable of raising the profile of Dubai as a splendid tourist attraction.