Monday, March 3, 2014

UAE Projects Announced In 2013

Along with the Expo 2020 masterplan, these are some of the upcoming projects we can't wait to see. Announced in 2013, projects like rotating and Hollywood-themed tower is going to only take you higher up the skyline.

Underwater hotel - Set to be built just off the Dubai?s coast, the property will consist of several discs, with the deepest being set 30m underwater. A deluxe hotel combined with a real marine adventure is also set to be part of the project. There hasn?t been any official date set to this development yet.

Entisar Tower - Sky gardens, plenty outdoor swimming pools, entertainment and leisure facilities, indoor running track, two tennis courts, and a conference and events centre is set to feature in the 100-plus storey skyscraper. According to officials, the tower set to be build on Sheikh Zayed road will take four years for its completion.

Al Habtoor City -To be built on the site of the former Metropolitan Hotel, on Sheikh Zayed Road, the AED 11 billion project would comprise of more than 3,000 hotel and residential suites. Al Habtoor City, billed as the world?s biggest residential and hospitality development under is expected to be complete construction in 2016.

Dubai canal - The 3km canal project which will be completed in 2017 within three phases will will span more than 80,000 square metres. It is set to extend from the Business Bay district,crossing the Sheikh Zayed Road, between Safa and 1st Interchanges, and will pass across Al Wasl Road and terminate at the Arabian Gulf. The RTA said it is expecting marine transportation to be used by more than six million passengers per year.

Mohammad Bin Rashid City - Announced in 2013 and the first phase set to be complete in 2016, the Mohammad Bin Rashid City will be of the one of the lowest density residential developments in the world. Located near the Burj Khalifa and the Dubai Mall, the city will have more than 60% of open and green space amongst 1,500 the villas alongside retail zones, leisure and sports attractions.

Culture Village - The Arabian-themed development will be a promenade over 2km featuring the luxury Palazzo Versace Hotel and the D1 Residential Tower scheduled for 2014. The Al Manazel Creek project would consist more than 70 bedroom apartments and a retail area facing the creekside. This project will reflect UAE?s culture, heritage and rich history.

EXPO Master plan - Dubai Trade Center ? Jebel AliThe site for World Expo 2020 Dubai will be at the Dubai Trade Centre in the Jebel Ali area - a 438 hectare site equidistant from the centres of Abu Dhabi and Dubai, capable of producing enough solar power to cater for 50% of its power needs. The newly inaugurated airport Al Maktoum International is part of this massive complex.

Dubai Frame Project - The project features a museum which will highlight both the old and new sides of Dubai, with Burj Khalifa visible through one side, and older parts of the city such as Dubai Creek and Deira on view through the other. The 150m tall window-frame like structure at Zabeel Park is set to be completed by the end of 2014, according to Dubai Municipality.

Dubai Eye - Can?t get enough of superlatives; The UAE announced the world\'s largest ferris wheel off the coast at Jumeirah Beach Residence in 2013. The 210-metre \'Dubai Eye\' will be another iconic structure, offering stunning views of Dubai\'s coastline, Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa. The project is set to be completed in 2015.

Tower of flowers - A French architect bid to build the Middle East?s first tower covered in trees and pot plants, dubbed the ?Flower Tower? in Dubai. The effect created by plants and trees built into the structure of the building, gives residents the impression they are surrounded by a forest. There has been no official announcement on its completion.

Hollywood?s Paramount tower - In conjunction with Hollywood studio Paramount, Saudi Arabian capital, Riyadh, will feature 215 luxury studio, one-three bedroom apartments and one 932 sqm penthouse on the top floor. The project will reflect Hollywood glitz, aping California?s lifestyle. The tower is set for completion in 2016.

The Lagoons - The waterfront city masterplan is part of the Mohammad Bin Rashid City which will stretch over six million square metres. The project will be built on the banks of the Dubai Creek and three times the size of Downtown Dubai. The project will also include retail, commercial and residential zones that will be built around central parks.

Dubai?s rotating tower - Dynamic Tower will be a rotating skyscraper measuring 80 stories high and rotating a full 360 degrees every 90 minutes. The idea was mooted in 2008 during the financial crisis, but in 2013 it was announced that the project was going to go ahead. The design includes around 79 huge wind turbines that will generate electricity to rotate the floors.

Titatanic themed restaurant - Damac Properties, the luxury developer behind the upcoming Paramount Towers project proposed a Titanic-themed restaurant as one of the main attractions.The restaurant would be shaped as the ill-fated cruise liner and would feature memorabilia from the 1997 movie starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The project is expected to finish by the end of 2015.

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