Bahrain's latest attraction," The Canal Walk" at Dilmunia set to open soon

With a variety of water features, including waterfalls, innovative water jets and dancing colored fountains, this iconic venue will be a focal point of the island


Manama, Bahrain:: The much-awaited Dilmunia Canal project is set to open to the public. Envisioned as one of Bahrain’s most popular scenic destinations, the 1.7km canal is the Kingdom’s largest manmade water canal, stretching from the Dilmunia Marina in the north to Dilmunia Garden in the south. With a variety of water features, including waterfalls, innovative water jets and dancing colored 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. Dilmunia Canal 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 is expected to become the venue for many memorable events and a key attraction for families throughout the year. We also hope that 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 by means of elegant and dynamic water jets against the backdrop of more than 1200 color-changing LEDs. There will be two musical fountains spread over more than 100-meter-long with  multimedia fountains, which comprises variable height water jets that dance in synchronization 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 synchronized experience and is designed and realized 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.

Upon completion, the Dilmunia Canal , encompassing the Canal Walk, will feature a high-end waterfront retail district where residents and visitors can enjoy shopping and dining in a vibrant community atmosphere. It aims to be a premier family-friendly venue for events ranging from food festivals, to art exhibitions and sports competitions.

Dilmunia Canal provides a central link between the island’s districts and is surrounded by public promenades, boardwalks, event plazas, and viewing decks. Walkways and bridges are strategically located across the canal, allowing visitors to admire distinctive water features such as the Waterfall crossing.

The Dilmunia Canal will cross by existing projects like the CanalView and Hanging Gardens, two mixed-use projects constructed on the Canal edges and will meander around the Mall of Dilmunia, a destination by itself for the facilities and shopping experiences provided to visitors. A unique family-centric mall and entertainment facility that opened in April 2020.  

Dilmunia is a mixed-use development built on a man-made island off the coast of Muharraq. With residences, a hotel, and leisure and shopping districts, this $1.6-billion project will offer residents and visitors a way of life centered on holistic wellness.


About Dilmunia

The USD 1.6 billion Dilmunia Project is a mixed-use development built on a man-made island off the coast of Muharraq with a unique health and wellness anchor including residences, a hotel and leisure and shopping districts anchored around a health and wellness cluster.  The development of the ambitious 125-hectare man-made island is being managed by IDC, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Ithmaar Bank, a Bahrain-based Islamic retail bank with its shares traded on both the Bahrain Bourse, Dubai Financial Market and the Kuwait Stock Exchange.  Ithmaar Bank is also the Investment Manager of Dilmunia Development Fund.

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