26.06.2014 that-good-dubai-2017-vision-cover Editor's Pick

How Dubai will look by 2017

You can’t help but notice every year the Dubai skyline is forever changing. Here is an sight of what is yet to come… There is no slowing down in Dubai

The UAE skyline continues to grow at an incredible rate with a string of wonderful new buildings coming to a street near you in the coming years. Below, we profile some of the eye-catching.

THE BUTTERFLY
Where: Near Dubai Internet City and Dubai Media City
What: An unusual brick version of a butterfly consisting of two office buildings connected by a central structure creating 255,000sqft of office space.
Opens: Late 2015

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ALADDIN CITY
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.
Opens: 2016

Aladdin-City

BLUEWATERS ISLAND
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

Bluewater

THE BUTTERFLY HOUSE
Where: Miracle Gardens, near Arabian Ranches
What: Housed in nine custom built domes across 1,800sqm, this house will feature thousands of butterflies for public viewing.
Opens: Summer 2014

Butterfly-House

DUBAI FRAME
Where: Zabeel Park
What: The Dubai Frame is a clear glass walkway elevated at 150m with the purpose of framing parts of Dubai. It’s expected to cost in the region of Dhs120m.
Opens: 2015

Dubai-Frame

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

Dubai-Opera-House

PALM JUMEIRAH BROADWALK
Where: The Palm Jumeirah
What: Developed by Nakheel, the 11km path will feature more than 20 waterfront kiosks and two 100m piers, one at both end.
Opens: Not yet confirmed, but construction tendering opens in spring 2014.

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JUMEIRAH CORNICHE
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

Jumeirah-Corniche

CITY WALK
Where: Jumeirah
What: An expansion to the popular Jumeirah retail and dining destination is underway. Phase 1 consists of 350 metres of uninterrupted retail frontage with a tree-lined walk designed to evoke the style of European streets. Once complete, the new City Walk will boast a 1.3km promenade.
Opens: Spring 2015

CityWalk

WORLDS OF ADVENTURE
Where: Dubailand
What: The world’s largest indoor theme park will have four zones, including Marvel Superheroes and Cartoon Network areas, as well as a Lost Valley dinosaur-themed park. No wonder it’s set to cost Dhs3.6bn.
Opens: Late 2014

DubaiLand

NAKHEEL MALL AND THE PALM TOWER
Where: The Palm Jumeirah
What: This glamorous new complex will feature a shopping mall including 200 shops, two department stores, cinema and a roof plaza with 12 fine dining restaurants and a luxury hotel with residences. The Palm tower has 504 luxury residents and a 290-room hotel.
Opens: 2016

Palm-Tower

Posted by Mike in Editor's Pick

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