Multi-billion-dollar projects on the horizon this year
Hadaeq Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Meydan’s new 5 sq km Nad Al Sheba development will feature neighbourhoods linked by 190,000 sq m of canals, as well as Meydan Tower, a huge skyscraper containing nine pools and a rooftop nightclub. Completion date: TBA.
Mohammed bin Rashid City This multi-billion-dollar project will include the world’s biggest mall, a Universal theme park, 100 new hotels and a park that is bigger than London’s Hyde Park. Completion date: Phase one by 2014.
Madinat Jumeirah expansion Plans for a Dhs2.5 billion expansion to Madinat Jumeirah were unveiled last November, including a five-star hotel, villas, restaurants, shops and a walking area. Completion date: 2015.
Taj Arabia Falconcity of Wonders will include replicas of global iconic architecture such as the Eiffel Tower and a replica of the Taj Mahal four times larger than the original. Completion date: 2014.
Business Bay Canals A Dhs1.5 billion extension to the Business Bay Canal project will extend the waterway from Sheikh Zayed Road to the coast, complete with floating hotels. Completion date: 2015.
Dubai Theme Park The team behind the delayed City of Arabia plans to build a 111,000 sq m theme park featuring the world’s largest roller coaster. Completion date: 2013.
World Discus Hotel The World Discus Hotel will be partly submerged under the sea, and will include a lab for ocean environmental research. Completion date: TBA.
Habtoor Palace Taking the space once filled by the Metropolitan on Sheikh Zayed Road, this Dhs4.8 billion complex will boast three hotels, a theatre and a sports academy. Completion date: 2015.
Dubai Modern Art Museum and Opera House District Last March, plans were unveiled to establish a cultural district in Downtown Dubai, including art hotels and an opera house. Completion date: TBA.
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Matthew Blair Jan 09, 2013 07:20 am
Really good to see that Dubai is shaking off the resession.
Maybe someone who is looking at the Expo bid or the Olympic dream could spend time at Sports City and ask the developers when if ever that Project will resume and be finished.