Dubai is a city that keeps evolving with time. Whether it is real estate, infrastructure, hospitality, retail or the World Expo 2020 – one of the most awaited global events – Dubai always surprises us with its innovative and progressive ideas. Not just being a glamor city, the upcoming projects are sure to be a turning stone for anyone looking to move or set up a business in the city. Let’s take a look.
Dubai Metro Extension
Dubai is coming up with a 15-kilometer extension of its above-ground metro train line to the World Expo site which in turn will double the number of visitors to the emirate to 20 million by the time of the Expo in 2020. It is anticipated to spend about 8 billion dollars on mega infrastructure projects such as hotels, new metro rail links, and malls.
Dubai World Central (DWC)
Dubai to have the world’s largest airport in the world with a capacity to handle around 220 million passengers which will be a home to the World Expo site. Twice the size of the Hong Kong Island and ten times larger than the first Dubai International Airport will combine the aviation, tourism, logistics and exhibition industries into a world-class airport city and feature residential clusters and office towers.
Dubai Water Canal
A whopping 545 million dollar Dubai Water Canal project will become one of the world’s unique waterfront destinations. It is expected to complete this year featuring a shopping centre, four hotels, 450 restaurants and cycling trails. The width ranges from 80 meters to 120 meters. It will be six meters deep and be crossed by eight meter high bridges creating new public places and facilities with a total area of 80,000 square meters with private marinas for boats and a trade centre at the entrance of the canal.
Al Habtoor City
The world’s biggest luxury residential, leisure and hospitality development with a 3 billion dollar investment comprises of three luxury residential towers, a French-inspired garden, an iconic Las Vegas style aqua theatre and the world’s first Bentley café. Al Habtoor City aims to provide residents and visitors everything they need under one roof – from entertainment, multiple restaurants, cafes, and bars, a European-style Boulevard and marina.
MBR City – District One
Tipped to become the world’s largest man-made waterbody of its kind, the lagoons, will be spread across 90 acres and be surrounded by sandy beaches, a football ground, cycle tracks, tennis and basketball courts, retail areas and waterfront dining haunts. Spread across 1,110 acres, the uber-luxury 10 billion dollar Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) City – District One project will be located within minutes of Burj Khalifa and Dubai Mall.