After creating a record of sorts with the World project, Dubai is all set get another architectural landmark. UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum has announced the establishment of a new city within Dubai, the Mohammed Bin Rashid City. The new city will provide an integrated environment for the development of entrepreneurship and innovation. The highlights of this city include what is touted to be the world’s largest park which when ready will be which will be 30 per cent bigger than Hyde Park in London. This park will be equipped to receive 35 million visitors. The city will also be home to the largest family centre for leisure and entertainment in the Middle East, Africa Indian subcontinent and region. The centre is being built in collaboration with Universal Studios and will boast of over 100 hotel facilities.
While the entertainment centre and park are part of the family tourism component of the city, the retail component of the city promises to attract even more tourists. The retail component is expected to house the world’s largest mall, the‘Mall of the World’, which will be capable of receiving 80 million visitors a year. The mall will be connected to the family entertainment centre.
The third component of the city will boast of the largest area for art galleries in Mena. The city will also include residential areas that are built as per green standards and several golf courses as well.
The new city will be located between Emirates Road, Al Khail Road and Sheikh Zayed Road, and will include Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens Project. The city project will be implemented by Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties and will be marked as the biggest joint venture in real estate industry regionally.