Dubai will be entirely ready to welcome over 25 million visitors when World Expo 2020 commences. Officials are working round the clock to ensure the tiniest of details are in place and all events run smoothly which would clinch Dubai and the United Arab Emirates as top destinations.
Dubai developers have inaugurated work on several mega projects which are to be completed before 2020.
Mohammed Bin Rashid City
A multi-billion-dollar Mohammad Bin Rashid (MBR) City. The new city will focus on family tourism, retail, arts and entrepreneurship.
The new city will be located between Emirates Road, Al Khail Road and Sheikh Zayed Road, and will include Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens Project. It will be connected to Downtown Dubai and Business Bay through a crossing that will be named the “Cultural Crossing” which will include art galleries and create the largest area for arts in the region.
The Dh6 billion Bluewaters Island located in Jumeirah Beach Road. It is set to be one of the largest tourist hotspots in the world that will feature the world’s largest Ferris Wheel called the Dubai Eye. Emirates 24|7 reported earlier that the reclamation work has already started.
Dubai Water Canal
A Dh7.34 billion Dubai Water Canal is expected attract 20 to 22 million visitors per annum.
The channel stretching 3 kilometers in length and width ranging from 80 – 120 meters will connect the Business Bay with the Arabian Gulf passing through the center of Dubai.
From Sheikh Zayed Road, as the entrance of the project, an iconic Trade Centre will be constructed comprising four levels, including one underground level and 3 elevated levels linking the Business Bay with the project district in a total area of more than 50,000 square meters.
MBR District One
Mohammed Bin Rashid City – District One, with a market value of Dh21 billion will have almost 1,500 luxury villas and a 350,000 square meter water park, the largest crystal lagoon in the world.
The project, which will be delivered in four phases, will be completed by year 2018. Work has already commenced on the project, under the joint venture between Medyan and Sobha Group.
Dubai Adventure Studios
A development worth Dh10-billion, by Meraas Holdings, is a destination that focuses on delivering a multi-faceted leisure and entertainment experience to residents and tourists. The project is located in Jebel Ali, will feature five distinct theme parks based on movies, animals and fun characters. Dubai Adventure Studios, the first phase of the development plans have already been completed.