Dubailand to unveil two new attractions in 2013

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Dubai Properties Group (DPG) will announce two new entertainment projects at its Dubailand mega development by the end of this year.

“Dubailand continues to be a growing district of Dubai and there is currently a strong pipeline of projects that benefit both residents and visitors alike. As master developer, DPG is in ongoing talks with third parties regarding new projects in Dubailand, and we expect to announce two new sports tourism and entertainment projects later this year,” DPG Group CEO Khalid Al Malik said in a statement to Arabian Business.

Its current roster of developments include Miracle Garden, Global Village, MotorCity, Dubai Sports City, Dubai Outlet Mall and the Al Sahra Desert Resort, while Sustainable City was recently given the green light and the IMG Worlds of Adventure theme park complex is to include five themed zones staring Marvel's Iron Man, Spider-Man and the Hulk, Ben 10 and animatronic dinosaurs

DPG did not give any further details of the two new projects but it is aiming to leverage these new attractions to build on the 13 million visitors it hosted last year.

Earlier this week, DPG announced it was to build the world’s largest vertical garden and the world’s biggest butterfly garden as part of an expansion to the Miracle Garden launched in Dubailand. The developer unveiled phase one of the Miracle Garden earlier this year and nearly 400,000 visitors flocked to see the more than 45 million flowers on display.

The second phase will be completed by October 2013 and will include the largest vertical garden in the world, an Edible Plants Garden from which visitors can pick their own fruits and vegetables and a Butterfly Garden, made up of an impressive 10,000 live butterflies bred in the UAE for the first time.

Unveiled in 2003, Dubailand was due to be the largest collection of theme parks in the world and twice the size of Florida’s Walt Disney World Resort.

While it was one of the large projects to be mothballed during the downturn resulting from the global financial crisis, it has begun to reengage investors and developers and is again announcing new projects and plans.

“The Dubailand team is in negotiations with a number of local investors as well as those from the GCC. Our role is to provide the land and of course the projects need to demonstrate that they will benefit residents and visitors to Dubailand and Dubai overall, in line with the Ruler of Dubai’s 2020 vision,” the spokesperson added.

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Posted by: Satish

Plz complete qeueu point project which is pending more then 5 years,

Posted by: Mike

Quite right, take a look at Sports City not a good advertisement for how to complete a development. Infrastructure incomplete, half built stadium, none of the planned retail outlets etc. not exactly a development that attractys visitors. Lets see what has been started finished before new developments are announced, that would be a much better advertisement.

Posted by: aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

I agreed with the above comment. Why dont they complete stalled project before announce other projects.

Posted by: Kamal Tolani

Why dont they get their current projects in order before launching new ones.

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