Meydan One: Inside Dubai's latest epic project

A guide to the UAE's newly announced new record-breaking development, which is set to include the world's biggest residential tower, indoor ski resort, dancing fountains, canal and artificial beach
Meydan One: Inside Dubai's latest epic project
By James Morgan
Wed 05 Aug 2015 09:50 AM

Dubai developer Meydan has launched a new record-breaking mega project to be constructed in Dubai, UAE, it was announced late on Monday.

Once completed, the Meydan One development will boast a selection of world firsts, including the tallest residential tower, the longest indoor ski slope, and the biggest gymnasium.

With so many records set to be broken – and a plethora of other impressive feats on the horizon – Construction Week has compiled a guide to everything you need to know about the epic project:

Key facts:
Dubai One Tower – 711m tall (world’s tallest residential tower)
Indoor ski slope – 1.2km long (world’s longest indoor ski slope)
Indoor gym – 25,000m (world’s largest gymnasium)
Fountains – 420m x 100m (world’s largest fountain)
Resident population – 78,300
Boardwalk – 9km
Navigable canal – 4km
Bike trail – 9km
Beach - 300m
Plaza and events space capacity – 60,000 people
Mall parking and park-and-ride capacity – 18,000 cars

Development statistics:
Land area – 3,671,000 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA) – 5,500,000 sqm
Meydan One Mall – 540,000 sqm
Dubai One Tower – 350,000 sqm
Ski slope – 70,410 sqm
Office building – 45,000 sqm
Heritage Village – 19,000 sqm
Central park – 170,000 sqm
Hospitality Meydan One – 2,050 (hotel keys)

Dubai One Tower:
Gross floor area (GFA) – 350,000 sqm
Number of floors – 161
Resident population – 3,200
Hotel population – 456
Dimensions – 49m x 49m x 711m

In descending order, Dubai One Tower will feature: an observatory, sky terrace, and restaurant; penthouses; residential apartments; a five-star hotel; and, a yacht club and conservation area.

Heritage Village:
Land area – 44,000 sqm
Gross floor area (GFA) – 19,000 sqm
Heritage museum – 3,610 sqm
Heritage school – 3,110 sqm
Wildlife centre – 2,500 sqm
‘The Old Souk’ – 1,850 sqm
Food village – 1,850 sqm
Kidzania – 1,700 sqm
Multi-purpose hall – 1,000 sqm
Local cuisine restaurant – 540 sqm
Visitor centre – 30 sqm

Fountains:
The Meydan One dancing water fountain (420m x 100m) will be the largest in the world. It will feature a 100m vertical laser light-colour array choreographed with a digital screen.

Meydan One will also boast a 100m x 80m interactive dry fountain, and multiple themed fountains in the plaza.

Digital screens:
Meydan One will include a 600m-long bridge screen consisting of LED displays. The development will incorporate two 100m x 20m mall screens and a 20m x 50m vertical plaza screen.

Meydan One’s Heritage Village will also feature a masjid, a heritage court, Bedouin tents, and a connection bridge to Meydan One Mall.

Indoor and outdoor plazas:
Outdoor plaza – 57,000 sqm
Shaded plaza – 14,400 sqm
Indoor plaza ceiling height – 40m

Meydan One’s plaza and events space will feature a fountain-facing food-and-beverage (F&B) area, an outdoor zone for extreme sports, and a floating stage for concerts.

The area will be used to host a selection of events and shows, the first of which will be held on UAE National Day. Film, art, and gastronomic festivals are also slated.

Transport:
Dubai Metro’s Gold Line will connect Meydan One Tower and the Marina Precinct with Mall Plaza and New Town Park.

Meydan One will also feature water taxis, a tramway, a bicycle track, and will be connected to Etihad Railway.

Road access:
Meydan One will feature links to:
Al Khail Road
Ras Al Khor Road
Dubai Al Ain Road
Meydan Road

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