The UAE is already home to a number of impressive construction and engineering feats – the world’s tallest building, a six lane floating bridge, and the iconic man-made Palm Islands, to name a few – but the UAE won’t stop there. The country already has a number of amazing structures on the cards for the near future!
The Rosemont Hotel and Residences
The Rosemont Hotel and Residences will be located in Dubai and will consist of a pair of skyscrapers that stand 50 stories tall. Inside, the Rosemont Hotel and Residences will house 450 hotel rooms, a spa and health club, meeting rooms, and approximately 280 serviced apartments, but that’s not all!
At the top of one of the building there will be an artificial, sand-less beach and a 75 000-square foot “rain-forest-like landscape” (with humid climate to boot) that will include a splash pool, trails, play zones, and a café. What’s more, the lobby’s ceiling will project 3D images that change from an underwater scene to a lush rain-forest.
Opening later this year, Dubai Parks and Resorts is a leisure and entertainment destination offering a number of attractions spread across three unique theme parks, a water park and a four-star Marriott-operated resort hotel. motiongate™ DUBAI, LEGOLAND® DUBAI, Bollywood PARKS™ DUBAI, LEGOLAND® WATER PARK, and RIVERLAND™ DUBAI are just the start of what will be a “Florida sized” project, with the next step being a second phase consisting of a Six Flags theme park in Dubai. The project is aimed to help attract 20 million visitors to the country by the year 2020.
St Peterburg Island
Set to be the new choice for newlyweds looking for a unique honeymoon destination, St Peterburg Island will be one of six clusters in The Heart of Europe project – which will be located on The World Islands, and will be home to an exclusive honeymoon resort.
This will be a first-of-its kind resort in the UAE where one of the most unique features will be the much-anticipated floating seahorse villas that surround the island. Each of the villas will be connected to the island through floating jetties, and each of the villas will have underwater bedrooms and bathrooms, allowing occupants to enjoy views of the coral garden and marine life.
The hub and spindle of what is going to be the world’s largest observation wheel is now in place just off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coastline. Ain Dubai will offer those who are brave enough to take to a dizzy height 360-degree views of Dubai. The spindle’s diameter is 6.25 metres and is made of steel, and the hub is approximately 40 metres long, 20 metres high and weighs in at approximately 1 805 tonnes.
It will take two of the world’s tallest cranes to place the hub and spindle on top of the 126-metre-high legs, making this a massive undertaking and one of Dubai’s biggest construction feats yet. Ain Dubai, once complete, will be the centrepiece of Bluewaters Island that will house a number of entertainment options, retail outlets, residential buildings, and hospitality offerings.
As the UAE grows, so will its collection of impressive accomplishments, all of which will add to the status of the wondrous country while continuing to draw in travellers from across the globe.