DUBAI, - Abdulla Al Habbai, Group Chairman, Meraas, described Dubai Water Canal as one of the most important tourism projects in the city.

In a statement made today following opening of the Canal, Al Habbai said: "The Dubai Water Canal is one of the most important tourism projects in the city; it will transform the landscape and features of the Emirate which has established itself, under the leadership of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, as a shining example for cities around the world, encouraging them to pursue innovation and creativity in their march towards the future. "

"We are proud of the leading role Meraas is playing in the development of this project which, when complete, will provide the city with an urban, tourist and commercial destination that will make a positive contribution to Dubai's ambitious social and economic objectives. We would also like to congratulate the RTA on their achievements thus far with the project infrastructure. With water now flowing through the canal, we have accomplished a major step in the implementation and completion of this project," he added.

Source: Emirates News Agency