The consultant is the local Al-Turath Consultantswith the US’ Wilbur Smith & Associates.

DM has also unveiled plans to build two new bridges across the creek. The first bridge will link Wellness Village and the Seven Pearls; both are being developed by Dubai Properties (DP)as part of La Ville Contemporaire. A second new bridge will connect Deira and Bur Dubai, near to the Sheraton Hotel between Maktoum Bridge and the Shindagha tunnel (MEED 23:9:05).

Tenders are also due to be issued by year-end for the widening of Garhoud bridge, which will see three lanes added on either side. More bridges are also planned to cross the creek once it is extended back to the sea through DP’s Business Bay development and Safa Park.