Meydan One takes the word “massive” to a whole new level. Ground broke on the project in March, and this 40 million square foot complex is scheduled to complete within three years.
There will be 600 retail stores, a dedicated 400 metre-long “canyon” for high-end luxury brands, the world’s largest retractable skylight (at 16,000 square metres), a 380-metre long dancing fountain, a one kilometre-long indoor skiing slope, a hypermarket, 100 food and beverage outlets, a 21-screen cinema complex and a 258,000 square foot indoor multipurpose sports facility as well as outdoor pitches, trails, and a skateboarding and BMX park.
That’s not even mentioning the 711-metre-tall Dubai One residential tower, which along with the surrounding area will be home to 83,000 residents. There will also be an accompanying 4 km-long canal, a berth marina, 5.3 km biking and jogging trails, a 9 km-long boardwalk and a 300 metre-long beach.Meydan, www.meydan.ae/real-estate/meydan-one.html