By James Morgan
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
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:
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Meydan One will feature links to:
Al Khail Road
Ras Al Khor Road
Dubai Al Ain Road
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