Dubai always makes it a point to innovate and impress. With so many projects going on in this bustling city, it’s a challenge to keep track on the latest updates. Establishments, shops, buildings and other campaigns come up every now and then and Dubai never fails to impress residents and tourists alike.
With the new year, it’s going to be another busy 2016 for this Emirate city. here are just some of the many projects to look forward to which will surely bolster the city’s tourism.
Dubai Projects in 2016
1. Dubai Water Canal
One of the huge projects of Dubai by Meydan Real Estate, the main highlight of Dubai Water Canal is its surrounding areas which will be a home to as much as 4500 apartments, 19 villas, 44 townhouses, office space, retail, and a public park.
2. Dubai Frame
Basically a frame yet so massive it will be deemed a landmark when finished. This project will showcase a viewing deck where you can view both sides – Old and new Dubai. The Dubai Frame is already nearing its completion which will likely be seen at any time this year.
3. Dubai Opera House
Set to make its curtain call sometime in March, Dubai Opera House, a 2000-seat venue, makes for the cherry on top of The Opera District in Downtown Dubai. This is located just near Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Mall.
4. Dubai Eye Ferris Wheel
Giving you a full 360 view of the surrounding area of the JBR as you reach a height of 210 meters while you ride on a Ferris Wheel, this Bluewaters Island project named Dubai-I, will be open for thrill-seekers anytime this year and is going to be the World’s largest Ferris wheel!
5. IMG Worlds of Adventure
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Set specifically in Dubailand, the IMG Worlds of Adventure will be the world’s largest indoor theme park at 1.5 million square feet. Another “world’s largest” project, this is a combination of various theme parks in one location!
6. Dubai Parks & Resorts
Embodying not just one, not two, but three theme park resorts namely Legoland Dubai, Bollywood Parks Dubai, and the Hollywood-themed park, Motiongate, Dubai Parks & Resorts will be Middle East’s largest integrated theme park resort yet.
7. Dubai Safari
Replacing on what was originally the Dubai Zoo, Dubai Safari will be a home to as many as 1000 animals which includes 350 different rare species. Dubai Safari is expected for opening sometime on mid-2016.
8. Dubai Metro Extension
Expanding on its service to cater for more people, the Dubai Metro is extending on its service by making new stations in Discovery Gardens, Jumeirah Golf Estate, and Dubai Investment Park.
9. Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk
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Keeping its visitors in tip-top shape by walking while also keeping the same people from getting too famished with its diners, the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk is set to be an 11km project of Nakheel group. yet also alternatively keeping them entertained with shopping, the Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk is said to open to public sometime this year on Summer.
10. Phase 2 of City Walk
With Phase 1 being already completed and is already heading to Phase 2, the City Walk is set to extend to as much as 10,000 square meters more when finished on its second phase.
11. Nikki Beach
Comprising of Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Key West, Café Nikki, Satine by Nikki Beach Restaurant & Lounge, Nikki Spa by ESPA and Tone Fitness Centre, this 52,000 square foot project named Nikki Beach will be expected to open in February at Pearl Jumeirah.
12. Viceroy Dubai Palm
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Boasting 79 rooms and 222 residences, as well as 10 restaurants, a spa, a gym and three swimming pools, this $1 billion hotel is slated for service sometime at the second quarter of 2016.
There are plenty more project that are still in the works that are not mentioned here. Stay tuned for more developments as we share more details should something big come around. If you know any other, you can leave a comment and we can add it on the list!