Dhow Harbor is approached through a buoyed channel leading N of a detached breakwater, the N end of which is located about 2 miles SW of Mina Zayed harbor entrance. Both the channel and basin are dredged to a depth of 6m.
Municipality Port, with a dredged depth (2008) of 6m and has been constructed within reclaimed land located E of the entrance channel to Dhow Harbor.
Sea Wing Access Channel has been reclaimed and is no longer in use. A power cable, with a vertical clearance of 60m, crosses Khawr al Bighal close SE of its junction with the nowclosed Sea Wing Access Channel.
A bridge to connect Abu Zaby Island and Jazirat as Sadiyat is under construction (2007) across Khawr al Bighal, in approximate position 24°31'20.4''N, 54°24'09.0''E. The dredged channel in this vicinity has been reduced to a width of 115m and is marked by lighted buoys.
No traffic is permitted outside these buoys.
The maximum vertical clearance available due to this construction is 19m, although it should be noted that the following transit limitations have been reported (2009) to be in effect:
1. Maximum allowable air draft within 40m of the centerline at high water—25m.
2. Maximum allowable air draft within 40m of the centerline at low water—26m.
3. All vessels needing to transit under the bridge are required to report their air draft to Mina Zayed Port Control and receive permission prior to passing under the bridge.