Future Dubai projects
Dubai is one of the fastest-growing cities in the world and things are growing even faster now, with only two years to go until the World Expo 2020. There are numerous large-scale projects under construction or planned for the near future that will change the city’s face and are meant to make Dubai the world’s main tourist hub.
Museum of the Future – The striking building of the Museum of the Future is taking shape in the Emirates Towers area, near Sheikh Zayed Road. The Museum’s oval deigned can already be distinguished, but there’s still a lot of work to be done until the shiny facade with Arabic writing on it will appear in front of our eyes.The Museum will be a masterpiece of innovation and its cutting-edge technology will offer visitors stunning futuristic simulations and interactive demonstrations. Apart from that, the Museum will also serve as a centre for scientific conferences and will host comprehensive courses and workshops on innovation. The project is set for completion in 2019.
Aladdin City – The magical tales of Aladdin are coming at Dubai Creek in the form of three stunning golden towers. Designed in the shape of glistening genie lamps, they will comprise commercial and hotel space. Mixing magic with some innovation, the towers will be connected by air-conditioned bridges with moving floors. The date for the enchanted city’s completion is set in the fourth quarter of 2018.
Bluewaters Island – The Meraas project aims to create a family-friendly island near the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence. The island will have residential, hospitality and entertainment areas (702 apartments, 17 town houses, 150 retail shops).
However, the highlight of Bluewater Island will be Ain Dubai, set to be the world’s largest observation wheel, standing at 210 metres high. Residents and visitors will be able to get on the island on a direct roadway from Shaikh Zayed Road, but a pedestrian bridge will also be constructed, connecting the island to Jumeirah Beach Residence’s coast.
Cityland Mall – Dubai is known worldwide as a shopping paradise and things are getting bigger and better. The world’s first nature-themed mall will cover 2.2 million square feet and will feature a vast botanical garden called Central Park as its centrepiece. Shopaholics will have over 350 stores at their disposal, a large range of restaurants and cafes to choose from and seating areas both indoor and outdoor. There will also be countless entertainment options, from state-of-the-art cinemas to water parks.
Dubai Creek Harbour – Dubai’s natural harbour will become a mixed-use development, twice the size of Downtown Dubai while preserving its historical and cultural heritage. Besides eco-resorts, a marina and commercial space, the Creek will also be home to The Tower, planned to be the world’s tallest building, surpassing the current record holder, Burj Khalifa. The building will feature rotating glass balconies and observation decks.
With so many amazing projects taking shape, Dubai’s skyline will probably be unrecognizable in a few years, but it will shine brighter than ever.