DUBAILAND : Twice the size of Walt Disney World in Florida.

June 12, 2007 at 6:16 pm (Dubai, Dubai Projects Photo Gallery, Photo Gallery)


Dubailand is the Middle East’s answer to Disney World. However, like most things in Dubai it will be bigger than its rival; twice as big in fact. It will be built in 4 stages, with the final stage being completed around 2020. Some parts of this mega project are already complete.

Theme Parks Great Dubai Wheel

Located in a prime area of Dubailand,
the Great Dubai Wheel will be one of the biggest in the world (bigger than London Eye). During the exciting journey on the wheel, the visitor will be able to view distances of up to 50 kilometres and hence will be able to see all the wonders of Dubai.

Dubai Snowdome
Duland Snow Dome
Dubai Land Snow DomeDubai Land SnowDome
The dome with its more than 200m diameter and 70m height will be the largest free-standing see-through dome structure in the world. The Snowdone will include a rotating ski deck, mountain run, training area, snow play area, toboggan run, pinguinarium, ice skating rink, ice skating adventure area and a flying theatre featuring a virtual flight over the Antarctic.

Culture & ArtFalcon City of Wonders

The project will feature cultural facilities with structures based on famous sites and the architectural marvels of the world, such as the Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Spread over an area of 4 million square metres, it is shaped to represent the falcon, emblematic of the UAE’s heritage. In addition to that the project will consist of a full function Pharaohs Theme Park with multiple white-knuckle rides and roller coasters.Islamic Culture & Science World

The project provides state-of-the-art facilities for the promotion, understanding and research of Space, Natural and Human Sciences, as well as Islamic Culture, Arts and Literature. It includes a multi-purpose stage, International Cultural & Scientific Centre, exhibition area, museum, labs and other relevant facilities.Taaleem Beacon Education

The principal components of the Flagship School will include early childhood facilities, a primary/elementary school, two secondary/middle and high schools and a Junior College. The schools will offer day and boarding placements and there will be a youth hostel to accommodate visiting students.

Al Sahra Desert Resort

Al Sahra is a unique desert resort set in 40 million square feet of undulating sand dunes just thirty minutes from the heart of Dubai. Its star-attraction, “Jumana – Secret of the Desert”, is a world class extravaganza with spectacular light, laser, sound and pyrotechnics effects, staged in an imposing amphitheatre built in the style of an ancient Arabic settlement. Al Sahra Desert Resort offers restaurants, a traditional Souk with arts and crafts of the region, luxury tented lodges and a Caravanserai boutique hotel to ensure a memorable experience for visitors.

Al Kaheel
Al Kaheel will be an unique leisure attraction, resort and family entertainment community that will be distinctively different from all others. This horse lover’s paradise will be an educational theme park and a working horse farm that is dedicated to men’s relationship with the horse.

Science & PlanetariumsAstrolabe Resort
The project will present the first immersive entertainment environment based on education themes in the Middle East. The entertainment themes will also highlight the golden age of Islam, as well as leading figures in different fields of science during that prosperous period.Emirates Planetarium
An education based, entertainment oriented, space theme multi-complex project comprising of a planetarium, an education and entertainment centre, several space themed hotels.Sports & Sports AcademiesDubai Golf City

The project will house five themed signature courses, a golf academy, a six-star resort hotel & spa, golf communities, golf villages and retail souks. The city is envisioned to have courses that will be challenging and can be used by international golfing leagues for competitions.

Dubai Sports City

The region’s premier sporting venue featuring 4 giant-sized stadiums designed for international events including soccer, hockey, cricket and rugby. The project will also feature world renowned sporting academies.
Dubai Lifestyle City
The development will house the first, one of its kind ‘World Class’ IMG Sports Academy in the region. It will be home to an exclusive boutique seven-star hotel with a destination spa and a premium retail walkway to cater to exclusive sports and wellness products and services.
Plantation Equestrian & Polo Club
A Polo and Equestrian club with international standards. Components: 3 Polo fields, 5-star Hotel & Spa, Veterinary for horses and Polo Academy.

Motor City

A year-round destination for motor sports fans worldwide. The project will consist of the following attractions: DUBAI AUTODROME: an FIA sanctioned 5.39 km circuit, which offers six different configurations and incorporates a Race & Driving school and a CIK approved Karting track. FORMULA ONE THEME PARK: a visionary and permanent theme park offering simulator rides, thrilling live demonstrations, interactive museum, retail outlets, restaurants, memorabilia stores and more.Wellbeing & Health


An exclusive and luxury complex containing an international array of branded beauty-themed Spas providing relaxation treatments, and holistic therapies along with health and organic nutrition. The project will also feature: a Beauty Museum, a Beauty Academy, a Boutique Hotel and a boulevard where an exclusive selection of cosmetic and luxury brands will be retailed.


This total wellness resort (health farm) will be an ideal place whether you just need time away, desire a change, want to unwind or kick-start a healthier lifestyle. It will have something for everyone. The unique blend of traditional and advanced therapies will ensure that the visitors can leave feeling relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated.

Al Barari
A lush habitat of plants, desert vegetation and gardens from around the world surrounded by spectacular lakes and spice meadows, incorporating a spa utilising natural medicinal and complementary therapies. It will also include academic and cultural facilities.

Shopping & Retail

Dubai Outlet City

 A unique project comprising of the Dubai Outlet Mall, the first shopping mall for factory outlets in the region.

Dubai Bazaar

 The Islamic architectural design of this project will capture the true spirit of traditional Islamic marketplaces. Among the countless attractions, musical and artistic activities will be included.

Resorts & Hotels

Al Sahara Kingdom
Sahara Kingdom is Arabian Legend inspired by tales of 1001 Nights (alf layla wa layla, Shahriyar and Shahrazad). It is mix of complimentary retail, hospitality and entertainment. A fantastic world that weaves together the excitement, adventure, charm and beauty of a thousand and one different tales that happened in scores of places across the civilized world. Each of the Resort components relates to the comprehensive storyline of the development, which not only sets the tone for the thematic approach to the development, but also effectively scripts the guest experience expected for the resort -Sahara Kingdom will be an all inclusive destination development able to offer a complete range of experiences to all who visit.

City of Arabia

A gateway to Dubailand City of Arabia project will consist of the following components: MALL OF ARABIA:


 The largest mall in the world, with innovative and exciting themed areas, designer boutiques and exclusive salons in distinct Arabian architectural surroundings.
 Dinosaur-themed park featuring more than 100 animatronic dinosaur replicas in a lifelike environment, recreating the sights and sounds of 1 million B.C.
 Located at the heart of Dubailand, this will be a popular, innovative centre for retail and family entertainment and dining, featuring wide boulevards, street cafés, lush parklands and gardens.


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A trip to Ski Dubai

June 9, 2007 at 9:35 am (Dubai Projects Photo Gallery, Photo Gallery)

Ski Dubai
is claimed to be one of the largest indoor ski resorts in the world, with 22,500-square metres of indoor ski area. It is a part of the Mall of the Emirates, which is one of the largest malls in the world.

An extremly efficient insulation system is the key to maintain the temperature of -1 degrees Celsius during the day and -6 degrees during the night when the snow is produced.

Ski Dubai is part of the Majid Al Futtaim Group of Companies, a leader for Shopping Malls in the region. Ski Dubai has 5 runs of varying difficulties, the longest being 400m.

Some other facts:

  • 22,500m² covered with real snow all year round – (equivalent to 3 football fields).
  • 85 metres high (approximately 25 stories) and 80 metres wide.
  • Full capacity of 1500 guests.

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Dubai Metro : One of the most advanced urban rail systems in the world Taking Shape

June 7, 2007 at 4:05 pm (Dubai Metro, Dubai Projects Photo Gallery, Photo Gallery)

The Dubai Metro system, currently under construction, aims to ease this congestion and reduce passenger travelling time.4 Lines are being constructed:

The Dubai Metro will be one of the most advanced urban rail systems in the world and will be the catalyst for tourism, financial and economic growth. Investment costs for the full system have been assessed at a grand total of about AE$14.3bn, including civil works, stations, system fixed equipment, trains, engineering and financing.


Length (km) Completion Route
Red Line 52.0 2009 Rashidiya to Jabel Ali
Green Line 22.5 2010 Al Qusais to Al Jedaff
Blue Line 47.0 2011 Dubai International Airport to Jebel Ali Airport, along Emirates Road
Purple Line 49.0 2012 Dubai International Airport to Jebel Ali Airport, along Al Khail Road

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