Demolition of the Metropolitan Hotel Dubai

Travel & Hospitality

The demolition of the Metropolitan Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road in April 2012. Al Habtoor Group's Metropolitan Hotel closed its doors after 33 years of operation to make way for the biggest hotel complex in the UAE which will include 3 luxurious hotels with over 1,600 rooms and suites and will cost AED 4.875 Billion (USD$ 1.33Billion) on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE.

(Source: alhabtoorgroup YouTube channel)

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Posted by: James Mullineaux

When i worked in Dubai in 2001/2002 i was a member of the Gym, (Dimension Gym) at the Metropolitan Hotel and i went to the Red Lion Pub there quite regularly, its a shame it has all now gone

Posted by: Mohamed Baswaten

I vividly remember when working as PRO in the late 1979, I dropped one senior engineer, arriving through Dubai airport, working for the Abu Dhabi based, Finnish contracting company, YIT, contracted to build the Power Complex for Abu Dhabi airport, complained of being booked at a remote hotel, far away from the city centre. 33 years later businessmen around the world scramble to occupy a small piece of that area for millions of dollars.

What a great achievements by far-sighted Dubai Rulers!
Mohamed Baswaten,


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