Here is a selection of the most interesting upcoming projects around the UAE that have caught everyone’s attention due to their size, costs, location or innovative methods of construction:
- AIN DUBAI:
“Ain Dubai” is the project by Meraas developer which is the world’s tallest observation wheel. Visitors can get a bird’s eye view of the city from a height of 250 meters. It is located at Bluewaters Island. It will carry up to 1900 passengers at a time in its 48 double-glazed capsules, offering 360-degree views of Dubai. Its structure will be over 200 per cent taller than the first-ever Ferris wheel. This Project is set to become the main attraction on Bluewaters Island, which is also featuring retail, residential, entertainment and hospitality offerings.
- DISTRICT 2020:
The Dubai Expo 2020 will be the Future location of District 2020. This strategic project has been carefully planned to support the UAE’s future vision by enabling sustainable economic development of the UAE. The project will ensure the legacy will live long after the Dubai Expo 2020 ends on April 10, 2021. It aims to create a business environment that directly encourages progress within key growth industries. Almost 80 per cent of what we will get to see at Expo 2020 Dubai will be reprocessed to go into District 2020.
- DUBAI CREEK TOWER:
Dubai Creek Tower by Emaar Properties announced in April that it will deliver Dubai Creek Tower by the time Dubai Expo 2020 begins. It is the centrepiece of Dubai Creek Harbour. The Creek Tower is expected to be taller than the world’s current tallest building, the Burj Khalifa. The construction of the world’s next tallest tower in Dubai has reached a new milestone and is running ahead of schedule. The tower is almost set to become the new record-breaking tallest building in the world and is visualized as the next global icon.
- DUBAI EXPO 2020:
The Expo 2020 Dubai will be a celebration of achievement and human brilliance. People from different part of the world will connect, experience the best culture, science, technology, innovation and intention and set into motion millions of new thoughts and ideas that will make a lasting impact in our lives. This event will be a celebration in the entire UAE vision 2021 by supporting the growth of tourism, development of innovative businesses in UAE, and enhancing the country’s international Value as a location to do business.
- THE JEWEL OF THE CREEK PROJECT:
Jewel of the Creek is a 1 million sq.mt mixed-use development in the Port Saeed area of Deira occupying a strategic location at the north shore of Dubai Creek. The project incorporates a mix of residential, commercial, hospitality and recreational use and will transform this location to a vibrant urban centre and the prominent landmark in the heart of Dubai. The project includes hotels, residential towers and restaurants in addition to a man-made lake and a waterfront promenade and marina for 65 berths. Jewel of the Creek has to offer a vast range of unique features: inner creek with promenade; man-made island with the car-free ground floor; longest swimming pool in Dubai.
- HATTA PUMPED HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER PLANT:
Hatta Pumped Hydro-Electric power plant is the first of its kind in the region. Hatta Pumped hydroelectric power plant is expected to last up to 80 years and also it is scheduled to be contracted by Feb 2024. The hydro-electric power plant will use the rainwater in the hatta dam, with a 250 MW generating capacity. It will use the rainwater in the hatta dam, which is stored in an upper reservoir by using solar-powered pumps that will be built in the mountain. So in this strategic project, water will act as a sort of battery, as when waterfalls, electricity is generated. Also, this water can be reused again and again. This will also help to achieve the objective of Dubai Clean Energy 2050 to provide 75% of Dubai’s total power output from Dubai clean energy 2050.
- ZAYED NATIONAL MUSEUM:
Zayed national museum is one of the premium museums in the UAE. Its structure is dedicated to Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder of the UAE both in design and content. Zayed National Museum will provide a greater understanding of the history, culture and geography of the UAE. The towers are shaped like falcon wings it’s designed as on ode to Sheikh Zayed's love of falconry.