In three years the face of Dubai will once again have witnessed a major shift. In 2020 when the city will welcome millions from around the world to build bridges with Dubai’s business potential, they will experience a land and lifestyle like nowhere else on this planet. That is because of Dubai’s vision and its determination to reach that goal.
The latest in the offing are two new islands that will join Dubai’s luxuriously studded coastline. Global investment company Dubai Holdings will be the developer of the “tourism” project which neighbors, the Madinat Al Jumeirah. Called as Marsa Al Arab, the project will include one island dedicated to hospitality where Dubai’s Jumeirah Group will set up a hotel and the other island will be dedicated to leisure and entertainment. The islands will be located on either side of the city’s iconic landmark, the Burj Al Arab.
Costing AED 6.3 billion the developers have slated June 2017 for the start of construction, expected to finish by 2020 – in time for the Expo 2020 Dubai.
The hotel will have 2,400 rooms and the island will have 400 F&B outlets in total.
On the flip side, there will be a Marine Park – a marine life and entertainment center with a 1000 seat theater that will provide a peak into the lives and habitat of aquatic life. The Park will also have a Dubai Pearl Museum that will which will showcase rare pearls. There will be another theater on this island which will become the home to cirque De Soleil – one of Dubai’s favorite international theater groups. Also on this side, the existing Wild Wadi Waterpark will get an extension where it will be relocated closer to the beach. And the current spot will be converted into yet another retail haven.
Food, fashion, and fun are not all that the islands will offer, you will also get the chance to experience some fitness routines in between. Pedestrian walkways, jogging tracks, cycling course and a swimming pool are going to be on the menu. For those who like to get their wind in their hair, there will also be a yacht club. But, of course.