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Seven Mega Projects of Dubai

Tall, gleaming skyscrapers visible from a distant shoreline and majestic nightlights that brighten up the entire Mediterranean coast, this is the first thing that comes into mind when talking about Dubai. Being the largest and super fast developing city of UAE, its economy is constantly surging as state’s government plans to surprise everyone with stupendous construction projects. Ruler and VP, Mohammad Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum is serious to mark Dubai as world’s number one tourist destination on the map which is actually showing up.
Dozens of successful developments like Dubai Mall, Burj Khalifa, Palm Islands and others during the last few years has received millions of visitors but this won’t calm things up when looking at 2014 expectations. This article highlights seven mega projects that everyone would be able to see in times to come. So get ready, take a deep breath and read on!
1. Mohammad Bin Rashid City:

Named after the leader, announcement for multi-billion dollar project none other than “Mohammad Bin Rashid City” tops all! Courtesy of Dubai Holding and Emaar Property who’re strategic partners in the construction described it as the biggest real estate joint venture in entire UAE. So far, no specific budget has been leaked for subprojects within the city other than world’s biggest shopping mall and universal family theme park that’ll be three times bigger than Hyde Park of London. Also, many Dubai villas for sale will be available here.

A citation revealed that once developed, you’ll find a new meaning to world class leisure facilities, integrated environment to thrive entrepreneurship and business innovation. It’s very obvious that this project will have profound impact on the already delayed “Dubai land” scheme.
2. Expansion of Madinat Jumeirah:

Also in the charts is the expansion of Madinat Jumeirah with a proposed budget of AED 2.5 billion which is around $680 million. This’ll further boost tourism development within the Emirati region. Coming up to the fourth phase of expansion facing Burj Al-Arab will include villa complexes, commercial markets with retail stores, open air walking tracks, five-star hotels and restaurants. If all goes well, this work would be completed by end of next year; that is 2015.

3. Meydan Tower:

This’ll be Meydan’s first foray located along Sheikh Zayed road which is one of its kind iconic sporting arenas. The new addition to the many skyscrapers would consist of nine pools, indoor running tracks, tennis courts, club house, sky gardens and rooftop nightclub with its own infinity pool. Ideal for adventure and sports lovers!

4. The Taj Arabia:

If pyramids of Giza, Hanging gardens of Babylon, Great wall of China, Leaning tower of Pisa and Eiffel tower enthralled you, then get ready as developers from “Falcon City of Wonders”, a Dubai-based project are about to steal the show. Entitled as “Land of India & Taj Arabia”, a unique addition from Indian subcontinent will be a replica of Agra tourist attraction. It’s supposed to be completed by the end of this year while “New City of Love” is another name suggested for it.

5. Business Bay Canal:

Extension plans for Business Bay Canal project with budget AED 1.5 billion is also included in the blueprints. Once completed in two years, it’ll stretch all the way from Sheikh Zayed Road to Arabian Gulf. Plans for Floating hotels as announced by “Roads & Transport Authority” will surely set a new record for visitors and local residents.

6. The World Discus Hotel:

There’s just no end to list of mega projects and further adding to the list are number of underwater hotels in the Emirate region from shipbuilding arm of Dubai World. Agreement was signed between Dry-docks World and Swiss contractor to bring forth the “World Discus Hotel” which will be partly waterlogged. Apart from leisure facilities, project also involves a fully equipped and modernized laboratory for ocean environment protection and sea-based research.

7. The Habtoor Palace:

Al-Habtoor group of Dubai announced earlier to demolish its 34 years old Metropolitan hotel and remodel the entire area into an ultimate tourism complex instead valued for about $1.3 billion. Three luxury hotels with a theatre are likely to instill the perimeter along with shopping arcade, themed restaurants, tennis and sports academy.


Here’s a list of a few out of many grandeur projects that’ll soon show up on the map of Dubai. Till then, enjoy reading!

This article is written by Daniel Dean after a detailed research. Daniel Dean is an online writer and blogger lives in Dubai. He has been writing on several topics and industries in Middle East. The credit of this article goes to Exclusive Links Real Estate Agency, A leading leasing and property management company in Dubai.

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