With less than a year to go for 2020 and the World Expo 202 round the corner, Dubai is leaving no stone unturned to create major tourist and leisure attractions that are scheduled to be completed before 2020. The past few years have been an era of unprecedented growth in the emirate. Let us have a look at the most exciting new attractions coming up in Dubai.
1. Museum of the Future
Launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Museum of the Future, will house some of the world’s latest inventions and will be a cornerstone of the emirate’s focus on innovation.
The circular-shaped building, construction for which is already well under way, is located next to the Jumeirah Emirates Towers near Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The Museum will offer advanced courses and specialised workshops, as well as public talks and events.
2. Jewel of the Creek
The $816 million Jewel of the Creek project will consist of a massive waterfront complex, featuring 19-storey apartment buildings, three office towers, two luxury hotels, a recreation centre and a convention centre with a ballroom, as well as a marina and a slew of retail spaces for shops and restaurants.
The project is located between Al Maktoum Bridge, Baniyas Road and the Floating Bridge covering 123,955 square metres of land.
3. Deira Islands
A 15.3 square km waterfront city, Deira Islands paves the way for hundreds of new hotels, serviced apartments, mixed-use buildings and marinas.
Featuring four islands, the project’s host of attractions will include a large shopping mall; an Arabic souk-style night market, an amphitheatre for 30,000 people and a marina that can accommodate large yachts.
4. Aladdin City
Dubai Municipality has started the implementation of the New Aladdin City project in the middle of Dubai Creek.
The project, which is inspired by the well-known tales of Aladdin and Sinbad, will feature three towers, comprising commercial and hotel space, spread over a distance of 450 metres. It will also have air-conditioned bridges with moving floor to connect the towers, driveways and parking lots.
5. Al Mamzar Beachfront
Emaar Properties and Dubai Municipality’s mixed-use beachfront development in Dubai’s Al Mamzar stretches over 9,000,000 square feet. The project will have 4,000 residential units, 300 hotel rooms, 250,000 square metres of retail amenities and 3.5km of walking tracks covered with plantations.
Planned around the 53 hectare Al Mamzar Lake, the beachfront project is expected to have a preliminary cost of $2.72 billion.
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