Dilmunia Canal is Bahrain’s new tourist attraction
TDT | Manama
The Daily Tribune – www.newsofbahrain.com
The much-awaited Dilmunia Canal project, Bahrain’s latest scenic tourist attraction, is set to open to the public.
The 1.7km canal is the Kingdom’s largest man-made water structure, stretching from the Dilmunia Marina in the north to Dilmunia Garden in the south.
With water features like waterfalls, innovative water jets and dancing coloured fountains, this iconic venue will be a focal point of the island.
The Dilmunia Canal development is being managed by Ithmaar Development Company (IDC), the Development Manager of the 125-hectare Dilmunia megaproject.
It was designed by Sogreah Gulf FZE-Artelia Group and constructed by Cebarco Bahrain SPC.
The local Ansari Engineering Services supervised the construction.
IDC CEO Mohammed Khalil Alsayed said: “We look forward to welcoming visitors and residents to Dilmunia Canal Phase 1, to enjoy the fresh air and picturesque scenery, including the dazzling light and sound spectacle offered by the Dilmunia Fountain.
“In line with our commitment to delivering value for residents, visitors and investors, this latest development will become the venue for many memorable events and a key attraction for families throughout the year.
We also hope the Dilmunia Canal and Fountain will be an interesting tourist attraction in Bahrain.”
The star attraction of Dilmunia Canal is the seawater-operated fountains which will create dazzling shows and choreographies utilizing elegant and dynamic water jets against the backdrop of more than 1,200 colour-changing LEDs.
There will be two musical fountains spread over more than 100-metre-long with multimedia fountains, which comprises variable height water jets that dance in synchronisation with the music.
Varying in width from 15 m to 35 m and stretching along the 1.7km length, the Canal will host, in addition to the dancing multimedia fountains, waterfalls and different water features: dancing “Palm Tree”, bubbling Jets and VarioJets, adopting the latest technologies in the field, which can create five different water patterns.
The entire system is fully automated for a perfectly synchronised experience and is designed and realised by the German-based company OASE GmbH, one of the world’s leading manufacturer of fountain technology, in cooperation with its Bahraini partner M.H. Al Mahroos BSC.