In pictures: Dubai's $545m Water Canal project extension

The release of water in Dubai Canal is the most significant development in the three-year project, during which time three new bridges have been built, including a significant operation to raise the level of Sheikh Zayed Road.
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A general view of new extension of Dubai Canal on October 29, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Water Canal connects Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. (Getty Images)
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A general view of new extension of Dubai Canal on October 29, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Water Canal connects Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. (Getty Images)
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A general view of new extension of Dubai Canal on October 29, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Water Canal connects Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. (Getty Images)
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A general view of new extension of Dubai Canal on October 29, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Water Canal connects Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. (Getty Images)
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A general view of new extension of Dubai Canal on October 29, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Water Canal connects Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. (Getty Images)
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A general view of new extension of Dubai Canal on October 29, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Water Canal connects Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. (Getty Images)
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A general view of new extension of Dubai Canal on October 29, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Water Canal connects Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. (Getty Images)
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A general view of new extension of Dubai Canal on October 29, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Water Canal connects Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. (Getty Images)
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A general view of new extension of Dubai Canal on October 29, 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Dubai Water Canal connects Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. (Getty Images)