During for the next couple of years, the construction of the world’s largest shopping and entertainment center is planned to be completed in Dubai. The new complex would be named Mohammed bin Rashid City. The costs of the project estimated to be around 10 billion dirhams. It will consist of four phases of development.
The first phase of the development will include leisure and fun facilities, modern shopping and entertainment facilities with a very large number of hotels, residential areas, private park with landscaped gardens with the total area exceeding 30% of the green space in London’s Hyde Park, as well as the family entertainment center, the design of which would be developed by Universal Studios in Hollywood. The complex will also offer multi-faceted entertainment and leisure facilities catering both tourists and residents. The project is going to be undertaken by Meraas Holding and Emaar Properties. The Emaar Properties has already accomplished the project of world’s tallest building called Burj Khalifa. The largest mega city is going to be situated in Jebel Ali district which enables to serve over 80 million people a year.
The second phase of the development is going to be the construction of the world’s largest shopping center called Mall of the World which enables to receive over 80 million visitors per year. For those who love cultural activities Mohammed Bin Rashid City will also open number of museums and art galleries.
The third phase of the development would be the park called Bollywood, which will mainly focus on global appeal of Indian Cinema. The water and marine life park will showcase aquatic life, live shows, etc. Themed Park will be also be catering to the needs of children. The theme parks would be linked here by a district featuring retail and dining offerings. The development of such a huge project is going to be completed by 2014.
The final phase would be dedicated to the development of unique area that will provide integrated environment for entrepreneurship and innovation in the region. The construction of the world’s largest entertainment hub will lead Dubai to become the world’s leading capital city of culture and family tourism.