3rd International Conference on
Coastal Zone Engineering and Management
in the Middle East
(Arabian Coast 2016)
20-23 November 2016
Intercontinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City, UAE

Technical Trips

Technical Tour -1: Palm Jumeirah & Dubai Water Canal

Palm Jumeirah is an artificial archipelago, created using land reclamation by M/s Nakheel during 2001 and 2005. The project consists of an 11.5 km long breakwater forming a crescent and 16 fronds to form a palm-shaped island. The project added 56 km of coastline to accommodate the prospective increase in tourists. Occupying an area of about seven million square meters, the Palm holds the distinction of being the world's largest man-made islands. Recently, a board walk has been constructed covering the entire crescent to facilitate leisure, shopping and dining. Dubai Water Canal, is an artificial canal developed by M/s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) of 3.2 km length with a width of 80 to 120m and depth -4.0m DMD (Dubai Municipality Datum). The canal is an extension of Dubai Creek, connecting the Business Bay Canal to the Arabian Gulf at the Jumeirah Beach Park and has turned a major portion of old Dubai into an island. The combined waterway system of Dubai Creek, Business Bay Canal and Dubai Water Canal has resulted in a total navigable length of 25.2 km.

Date: 22nd November 2016
Departure: 13:00 hrs from Conference Venue (Intercontinental Hotel Festival City)
Return: 17:00 hrs to Conference Venue

Technical Tour -2: La Mer & Dubai Water Canal

La Mer integrates minimalist and contemporary design, spread across 9.5 million sq ft of existing and reclaimed land. Comprising four distinct zones: The beach, a leisure and entertainment hub, North Island, and South Island - La Mer will feature commercial, leisure, residential and hospitality components. The scope includes dredging and reclamation works, beach nourishment and re-profiling. Works are being done using a combination of marine and land access with more than 50 marine units operating at the project site with more than 50 long boom excavators in operation. Rock sizes included 1-500 Kgs Quarry Run, 0.3 - 1 Tons Under Layer, 3 - 7 Tons Armour Layer placed to varying sections and transitions.

About Meraas: The Meraas portfolio spans key economic sectors such as real estate, retail, hospitality, technology, food & beverage, leisure & entertainment and healthcare & education. The company has established itself as a key innovator in the UAE and follows a clear mandate to strengthen Dubai's global position.

Dubai Water Canal, is an artificial canal developed by M/s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) of 3.2 km length with a width of 80 to 120m and depth -4.0m DMD (Dubai Municipality Datum). The canal is an extension of Dubai Creek, connecting the Business Bay Canal to the Arabian Gulf at the Jumeirah Beach Park and has turned a major portion of old Dubai into an island. The combined waterway system of Dubai Creek, Business Bay Canal and Dubai Water Canal has resulted in a total navigable length of 25.2 km.

Date: 22nd November 2016
Departure: 13:00 hrs from Conference Venue (Intercontinental Hotel Festival City)
Return: 17:00 hrs to Conference Venue