Let's find out the five most anticipated works in the coming years

Dubai continues to amaze the world with new skyscrapers and incredible infrastructure. Let’s find out the five most anticipated works in the coming years.


# 1 The Guinness World Records Mall

The Meydan One shopping center is under construction for an investment of 1.5 billion euros. Inside it will have 550 retail stores, including two department stores and a hypermarket. And something like 180 between bars and restaurants. Of course, also an hotel will be part of the picture.

The luxury flagship stores will be part of a 400m strip called Central Canyon where a 160m x 100m retractable skylight will enhance the customer experience. This new mall will break two world records: it will have the largest dancing fountain in the world, 380 meters long. Secondly, the longest indoor ski slope in the world, 1 km, within the multipurpose indoor sports facility inside.

# 2 “The Tower”, the future tallest skyscraper in the world

“The Tower” will be the tallest tower in Dubai with approximately 930 meters high, breaking the Burj Khalifa record by 100 meters. Designed by architect Calatrava, the works should be completed by 2023. As a matter of fact, some legal vicissitudes had slowed them down. A lighthouse will be put on the top and the “Pinnacle Room” will offer a 360° view over the city. Its design is inspired by the lily flower.

#3 The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park

The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum solar park will occupy a total area of ​​77 km2 in Saih Al-Dahal, about 50 kilometers south of the city of Dubai. It is one of the largest renewable projects in the world based on an independent energy producer model. The first phase of the project was launched on 22 October 2013. At the end of 2020 the solar photovoltaic complex reached a generation capacity of 1,013 GW with the target of reaching 5 GW by 2030. The 4th phase (700 MW CSP + 250 MW PV) and the 5th phase (900 MW PV) are currently under construction. So far, the end of the works expected by 2023.

# 4 Burj Jumeira, the sand dunes inspired skyscraper

The new skyscraper in Dubai, inspired by the shapes of the desert sand dunes, will be 550 meters high. It is part of a larger project that will make the area futuristic, smartly designed and hyper-connected. At an altitude of 450 meters there will be a sky restaurant with digital surfaces capable of guaranteeing a unique immersive experience. The privileged glance over the entire city could also be appreciated from the central void of the building.

Among the most innovative features of the Burj Jumeira is the facade with a digital display that will illuminate the tower. This feature could be used in various occasions and celebrations of the Emirate. The construction site should be completed by 2023.

# 5 Shindagha Bridge, the “bridge of infinity”

The Shindagha Bridge will be a true architectural masterpiece. This bridge under construction over the creek that flows in Dubai has a design inspired by the shapes of the mathematical symbol of infinity. It will become a new icon of the emirate recognizable in all over the world. Built by a Venetian company, it will be 330 meters long, 22 wide, with 12 lanes and 10 surface junctions. The arch of infinity will be entirely made of steel and composed of 46 segments. The inauguration is scheduled for the end of 2022.


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