Dubai has announced plans to build a new 3,671,000 square metre leisure, residential and hospitality destination which will include the world’s tallest residential tower, an indoor ski slope three times the length of Ski Dubai and the world’s largest dancing water fountain.
Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, on Monday launched Meydan One, a Meydan City Corporation development, which will become home to more than 78,300 residents and feature the 711 metre tall Dubai One tower, the Meydan One Mall, a civic plaza with dancing water features, a 4km canal and a 100 berth marina.
The first phase of the development, located between Meydan and Al Khail Road, is scheduled for completion before 2020, when Dubai’s population is forecast to hit 3.4 million.
The Meydan One Mall, which features a 150 metre x 80 metre retractable roof that will be opened in the winter months, will have more than 300 restaurants, cafes and kiosks, as well as flagship retailers, luxury stand-alone outlets and nightlife.
With a gross floor area of 5 million sqm, the leisure destination will feature the world’s longest indoor ski slope at 1.2km, a 25,000 sqm indoor multi-purpose sport facility, over 5.3km bicycle and jogging trails, a 9km boardwalk, the largest dancing fountain in the world reaching over 420m long, a 300m long beach, and a civic plaza to host up to 60,000 people.
The project is also set to include a 300m long beach, located next to the aqua marine Crystal Lagoons and will offer visitors swimming, paddle boats, sea kayaking, beach volleyball and night time light displays, as well as direct access to a new Water Park, beach bar and restaurants.
Commenting on the development, Saeed Al Tayer, chairman of Meydan, said: “In a city which never stops innovating, today’s announcement is significant for the future of Dubai and the UAE.
“We have committed to developing a multi-use destination which goes beyond expectations and will cater to every kind of person living and working here, as well as those who travel from around the world to visit.
“This development is a forward-thinking, interactive enterprise geared towards the Dubai of tomorrow. The encouragement and support we have received in the past from our trusted partners will now help the Meydan One development come to life.”
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