10 Spectacular upcoming Projects in Dubai
Dubai, a city that believes in constant progress and innovation with a strong focus on its infrastructure. Despite of offering the most exquisite locations and buildings to the world, Dubai is not resting. It is gearing up with much more zeal and zest to provide even better infrastructure, environment friendly and innovative technology future projects to its citizens. Some of the amazing ongoing projects in Dubai are sure to keep you spell bound for a long time to come.
Jewel of the Creek: Located between Al Maktoum Bridge, Baniyas Road and the Floating bridge and covering around 1,23,955 square metres of area, Jewel of the creek is a project consisting of a monstrous waterfront complex. The project highlights 19-story flat apartment buildings, two luxury hotels, three office towers, a convention center with a ballroom and a recreation centre. Additionally, it also features a marina and a huge number of retail spaces for shops and restaurants.
The Jewel of the Creek is a project valued at AED 4 billion by Roda Hotels, the hospitality wing of the Dubai International Real Estate and is scheduled for completion in second quarter of 2017.
Al Habtoor City: The $3 billion (AED 11 bn) Habtoor City, which is scheduled for completion in 2016-17, features three top-rated hotels – managed by Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide (St. Regis, Westin Dubai and W Dubai Sheikh Zayed Road) – in addition to three luxury residential towers, featuring 11 stylish penthouses, three of which will have 360 degree panoramic views of the Dubai skyline will be categorized as ultra-VIP. This mega development, is located on a 10 million square foot plot situated in the heart of the city on Sheikh Zayed Road - will contain dining venues, a Las Vegas style water theater, a French-inspired garden and the world's first Bentley cafe.
With view of Arabian Gulf and just few kilometers away from Business Bay and Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), Al Habtoor City sits on the banks of Dubai Water Canal. The city aims to provide residents and visitors everything under one roof – from entertainment to eateries, cafes, bars, a European-style Boulevard and marina.
Deira Islands: A 15.3 square km waterfront city, Deira islands will add 21km of beachfront to Dubai’s coastline. It consists of four islands and all four Deira Islands will feature hundreds of new hotels,resorts, serviced apartments, residential, commercial and retail units.
The project's attractions involve an extensive shopping center; an Arabic souk-style night market, an amphitheater for 30,000 people and a marina that can accommodate large yachts.
MBR City – District One:
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) City – District One, with a cost of $10 billion will hand over the first and second phase of villas in mid-2016 and mid-2017.
Covering 1,110 acres, MBR City – District One includes a 7km stretch of Crystal Lagoon for swimming, kayaking and other sport activities. The project also features a 14km artificial beach walk and 8.8 km of jogging and cycling track.
Located within minutes of the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall, the ‘super luxury’ District One project is spread over 440 hectares, with more than 60 percent of the total area being allocated to green and open spaces.
District One promises an unrivalled luxury lifestyle for its residents and tourists – providing them spacious, calm and tranquil residential living alongside the energy and excitement of city at their doorstep. It’s the best of both the worlds packaged together.
Scheduled to be completed by 2018-2019, District One will also feature entertainment, retail and hospitality offerings.
Aladdin City, a project inspired by the tales of Aladdin and Sindbad, is spread across a distance of 450 metres and will feature three towers including commercial and hotel spaces. The towers will have air conditioned bridges with moving floors, driveways and parking lots. The shape of the bridges will be in the form of exotic marine life such as dragon or snakes.
The project implementation work has been started by Dubai Municipality in the middle of Dubai Creek. With the built up area of around 1, 10,000 square metres of the three towers, the highest tower will have 34 storeys followed by 26 and 25 floors of other two towers. The total parking space of cars is estimated to be around 900.
This project aims to develop towers to be the iconic legends of the past having a touch of beauty and tourism characteristic of the city added to it. Situated in the prime location of Dubai Creek, the project will maintain the activities of the port heritage.
Al Mamzar Beachfront: Al Mamzar beachfront, a project by Emaar Properties and Dubai Municipality has been initiated with a preliminary expected cost of Dh 10 billion ($2.72 billion). The project stretches over nine million square feet and consists of 4000 residential units, 300 hotel rooms, 2,50,000 square meters of retail amenities and 3.5 km of walking tracks covered with plantations.
The project is being planned around the 53-hectare Al Mamzar Lake. Al Mamzar will surely be a value-add to Dubai’s cultural landmarks and will boost its position as a global touristic hub as well as a modern city that offers quality lifestyle.
The success of Al Mamzar project will pave way to quality development projects in the emirate going forward and will showcase the importance of promoting creativity and innovation as key prerequisites for projects planning.
Museum of the Future: Launched by Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Museum of the Future will have some of the world’s latest inventions and will be the keystone to emirate’s focus on creativity and innovation.
Located alongside of the Jumeirah Emirates Towers near Dubai International Financial Center (DIFC), this round-shaped building will surely become a major tourist destination.
With cost of more than $200 million and completion date in 2017, the Museum will offer advanced courses, concentrated workshops, public talks and events. Museum of the Future will be a technological museum, which will also house an incubation center for new inventions along with the museum of prototype ideas. With its motto of ‘See the future, create the future’, the institution will use design, technology prototyping and foresight to create real examples and reflect a new approach to government innovation.
Tower at Dubai Creek Harbor: Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding have commenced work on the project that will stand higher than Burj Khalifa – Dubai Creek Tower.
The Dubai Creek tower, which will cost about $1 bn to construct, will be more of an architectural tower than a working building. There will be around 18 and 20 upper floors used for a hotel with restaurants, event rooms, garden space and an observation deck. The tower is planned to be built in three packages. One company will handle the foundation, another it’s concrete core and a third carrying out the fabrication of the steel cables (which will be amongst the longest ever used).
Structurally, the tower will be clad in steel and glass but will have a concrete core. An observation deck will offer a 360-degree view of the city. Apart from that, it will also feature spinning platforms that will take the guests outside of the deck into the tower’s empty space, to offer more impressive views. Alongside the tower, there will also be a “mega-retail district” that will be linked to the tower. The constructions of both ‘the tower and the mega-retail district’ are expected to complete at the same time.
Dubai Frame: The rectangular structure consists of two 150-metre towers connected by a 100-square-metre bridge, from which you can soak up panoramic views of old Dubai from one side and the skyline of New Dubai from the other side.
The structure resembles a huge picture frame and will feature a glass panel on the bridge for a vertigo-inducing viewpoint. This 93-meter-wide architectural oddity will cost around $43.5 million to build. The frame, do doubt will be a major tourist destination like the Burj Khalifa and the Burj Al Arab. The ground floor will have a museum that will showcase the Emirate’s rapid transformation from fishing village to metropolis.
Made mostly of glass, visitors will also enjoy views of the city from a spectacular glass elevator. It is anticipated that the structure will attract some two million visitors every year and will become an iconic landmark of the Emirate.
Bluewaters Island: Bluewaters Island is a man-made mixed use island located off the coast of Jumeirah Beach Residence. The world’s largest observation wheel is the centerpiece of this development and is sure to become one of the world’s largest tourism hot-spots.
Apart from that, the island will also be featuring distinctive retail, entertainment, residential and hospitality zones. Bluewaters Island will be connected to the mainland with a direct roadway from the Sheikh Zayed Road. It will operate a mono rail system to transport visitors from the metro station to the entertainment zone. In addition, a pedestrian bridge will link the JBR beachfront to the island. The AED6 billion Bluewaters Island is set to pull in an expected three million guests for every annum. The star attraction being the world’s largest Ferris wheel, at 210m tall, the Dubai Eye, which will be 1.5 times the size of the London Eye and worth AED1 billion, offering views of landmarks such as the Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah. It will have 48 luxury capsules providing a “private oasis in the sky” with a capacity for 1,400 visitors at any given time. There will also be an 80m digital screen for broadcasting, advertisements and interactive information.
Once it opens, the project will include entertainment, hospitality, residential and retail zones.
Finally, turning to the words of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, on the goals set by Dubai Tourism Development 2020, "We will achieve our goals in three key areas: Family tourism, Global events and status of Dubai as a business destination. Our vision is clear, the infrastructure is ready, and confidence in our people is high. The future does not wait for those who are wavering. We want everyone to work as a team to achieve our ambitious goal with a firm determination and belief that everything is in our power”.
This clear and brilliant vision of its leaders and their encouraging words is what fuels Dubai’s grand futuristic ambitions.