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‘Dubailand’, an entertainment complex currently being built in Dubai, is a vivid example of the city’s vision to not only attract millions of tourists, but also offer its residents a world-class recreation experience. Announced in 2003 but put on hold for a long time due to global recession and Dubai's financial crisis, the project is one of the most ambitious leisure developments ever proposed anywhere in the world. It will host various residential, sports, leisure, entertainment and shopping attractions, some of which are already operational, while the whole complex is expected to open before Expo 2020

The ME Construction News reports that Nakheel and RIU Hotels & Resorts announced that a new resort is scheduled to be constructed soon. It will be located in Dubai's Deira Islands, a group of artificial islands near Dubai. Its construction will commence this year and is expected to have been completed by the end of 2019.

Apart from skyscrapers and impressive buildings, Dubai is known for the Floating Seahorse. It’s about a luxurious villa which is located among other floating structures in the Arabian Gulf. Like a floating structure, a part of the villa is submerged underwater giving the opportunity to visitors to explore the sea bottom. It is very popular and attractive for visitors around the world.

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Wednesday, 01 July 2015 13:11

1st 3D Printed Office Building

The United Arab Emirates announced that it will proceed with the creation of the first building to be used as office, the construction of which will be done by a 3D printer.

Friday, 17 October 2014 10:33

Burj Khalifa Opens New Observation Deck

Visitors to the Burj Khalifa in Dubai can now pay to ride to the 148th floor to get an even more elevated view of the surrounding area from the new observation deck located 1,821 feet above the ground. The recently opened observation deck set the Guinness World Record for the world’s tallest observation deck and offers views from about two thirds of the height of the buildings overall height. It beat out the Canton Tower in Guangzhou, China for the distinction.  The new area was built 24 floors higher than the buildings previous highest observation deck on the 124th floor. The existing observation deck attracted 1.9 million visitors last year who payed to take in the amazing views of Dubai and the surrounding area.

Diamond Developers has begun construction on the $300 million Sustainable City located just outside of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. They expect to have one hundred units ready by the end of the year, and the Sustainable City project will be finished by mid-2016. Residents who purchase units in the development will not be subjected to any service charges, maintenance fees, or community fees, and they will also be given a golf cart and a subsidy to purchase another electric car. The development will be the first self-sufficient city in the world in terms of resources, transportation, and energy.

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  • Date occured Monday, 24 March 2014

Upon completion, the 369-meter tower will be the 26th tallest building in the world and one of the top ten tallest buildings in the United Arab Emirates. Arabtech construction, the same company that built the Burj Khalifa, was awarded the contract on Wednesday to build the 23,000 square meter building.  The tower plans include 18 floors of office space, a 350-room hotel, 180 luxurious apartments, and 9,008 meters of retail space.  Construction will begin this month and is expected to be finished in May 2017.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 06 November 2013