The addition to the existing bridge connecting Dubai Mall to Souk al Bahar was completed with the end of Ramadan. (Majorie Van Leijen)
The addition to the existing bridge connecting Dubai Mall to Souk al Bahar was completed with the end of Ramadan. (Majorie Van Leijen)

By Majorie van Leijen  www.emirates247.com

“You may experience some water spray from The Dubai Fountain show,” reads a sign board placed in front of the lower part of the bridge extending over the Dubai Mall Lake.

The addition to the existing bridge connecting Dubai Mall to Souk al Bahar was completed with the end of Ramadan. (Majorie Van Leijen)
The addition to the existing bridge connecting Dubai Mall to Souk al Bahar was completed with the end of Ramadan. (Majorie Van Leijen)

The lower part forms an addition to the existing bridge connecting Dubai Mall to Souk al Bahar, and was completed with the end of Ramadan.

“The construction is part of Emaar’s ongoing efforts to enhance visitor experience in Downtown Dubai,” said an Emaar spokesperson.

During of Dubai Fountain show times, which is every 30 minutes during evening hours, the area around the lake is quickly filled up with hundreds of spectators.

The bridge is one of the popular locations from which the spectacle is viewed. As soon as the show is over the crowd disperses, and crossing the bridge becomes close to impossible.

With the extension of the bridge at least one extra lane has been guaranteed.
The addition to the bridge was built without elevation, so all passengers, including those in wheelchair or with strollers can cross it, and is located at the lakeside, hence the splash warning.

“People can get wet when they stand there. The fountains will probably be adjusted, but for now these warning signs have been posted,” explained an Emaar source.  More info

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