I’m continuous posting articles about upcoming projects throughout the region and world here on the site. Living in the UAE, the sight of cranes and constant construction is something that becomes as natural to you as seeing a supercar parked outside the grocery story. Recently What’s On
did a feature on a few projects that are to be completed by 2017. Here are a five of my favorites.
Where: Old Dubai, but not in soon-to-be-registered Unesco World Heritage zone
What: Inspired by the classic tales of Aladdin and Sindbad, consists of three lamp-shaped towers that will house commercial and hotel space.
Where: Jumeirah Beach Residence
What: Home to the world’s largest Ferris wheel, The Dubai Eye, the project will also include retail, residential, entertainment and hospitality zones at an eye-watering price tag of Dhs6bn.
Opens: Early 2018
ZAYED NATIONAL MUSEUM
Where: Saadiyat Island
What: This spectacular looking museum will tell the story of HH Shiekh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, his unification of the UAE and the history of the region. The museum’s design is themed on the feathers of a falcon. Each steel feather contains a gallery space and the tallest will be 125m high. There’ll also be landscape gardens for visitors to stroll around.
Where: Al Qaarib Street on Jumeirah beach
What: Apart from 14km of jogging and walking tracks, the Dhs100m project will allow residents to indulge in a host of water sports.
Opens: Late 2014
DUBAI OPERA HOUSE
Where: Downtown Dubai
What: This venue will hold 2,000 people and stage operas, theatre shows, concerts, exhibitions, performance art and various other cultural highlights. Set to kick start the Art Dubai festival next year, the opera house’s design is based on an Arabian dhow.
Opens: Spring 2015
For more amazing upcoming projects head over to What’s On.