yes - there was a special on TV years ago and it mentioned that development, some of the shots they showed looked quite similiar like the railings and seawall walk
in fact here is a pic and an article on it
An uncanny replica of Vancouver's False Creek – in the heart of the Middle East. It goes by the name Dubai Marina.
In a globalized world, goods move, capital flows, people travel, but cities stay put. Streets and buildings and seawalls are the ultimate fixed assets, each set on the map, locked into its own particular site. Or so I thought. Now, I am not so sure, after touring an unsettling new urban development in the United Arab Emirates. It’s a development that sprawls over what used to be an empty stretch of the Great Arabian Desert, just west of Dubai. Called Dubai Marina, it’s almost a perfect clone of downtown Vancouver – right down to the handrails on the seawall, the skinny condo towers on townhouse bases, all around a 100-per-cent artificial, full-scale version of False Creek filled with seawater from the Persian Gulf.