Sunday, March 18, 2007

Schedule of Dubailand revealed

The 24 mega projects that constitute the first phase of Dubai’s ambitious leisure and entertainment center, Dubailand, are due for completion in 2010. The Head of Dubailand, Mohammad Al Habbai, who is a member of Tatweer, declared that three projects are already in the process, and the fourth will be added in May this year.

Dubailand, which is built alongside Emirates Road, covering three billion square feet of land, will constitute entertainment centers, hotels etc. The entire project is divided into four phases, and each phase will take five years for completion and the entire city is expected to be complete by 2020.

Al Habbai mentioned that this is one among the biggest projects in Dubai, which will be of interest to one and all. In addition to the three current projects, and the fourth one which is scheduled for May this year, another four projects are already in their first and second stages, while sixteen others have their masterplans approved. As of now, Global Village, Dubai Autodrome and Plantation Polo Club are complete.

Dubai Outlet City is likely to be inaugurated during May, which will have more than 200 stores that offer goods at discounted rates. City of Arabia, Motor City, Falcon City, Sports City and Al Barari are already in pipeline.

Al Habbai mentioned that it was the dream of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai that made way to this world of entertainment. The projects will be divided into phases, though any additional priority will not be given to entertainment or residential facilities. However, Al Habbai believes that the theme park will be the centerpiece of the grand masterplan, which will have superb magical rides and Roller-coasters.

The Great Dubai Wheel, which is likely to be the second largest observation wheel, is another attraction.

A 10km stretch of themed resorts and hotels, Al Bawadi, which when completed will also include the world’s largest hotel proposed to be named as Asia Asia Hotel, will feature about gigantic 6500 rooms.

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