Upcoming Projects in Dubai that will Take Your Breath Away

Upcoming Projects in Dubai that will Take Your Breath Away

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Upcoming Projects in Dubai that will Take Your Breath Away

Dubai is the city that has the real potential to attract tourists and visitors globally with its beautiful and mesmerizing infrastructure and innovation. If truth be told, Dubai is the city which has a main focus to attract tourists around the globe by coming up with new tourist attractions, announcements and innovations.

The city of beautiful attractions, infrastructure and innovations is planning to launch many interesting and state-of-the-art projects this year to grab the eyeballs and take visitors’ breath away. Let’s have a look at some of the new projects in Dubai that the city is planning to complete this year.

1. Bluewater Island

BlueWater Island

This upcoming project in Dubai will cost around $1.6 billion and will spread over a distance of 500 meters. The new project of Bluewater Island is supposed to develop 2 bridges that will be 1400 meters long. It is projected that once the project is completed, the number of tourists Dubai gets every years will be double.

The project was started in 2013 and is expected to complete in Q1 of 2018. The biggest attraction of Bluewater Island is a 210-meter-tall huge Ferris wheel (689 feet) which is predicted to be the world’s tallest Ferris wheel. Currently the tallest Ferris Wheel is 167.6 meters (550 feet) tall which is situated in Las Vegas. Dubai Eye is expected to be taller than New York Wheel which is 190.5 meters which is intended for Staten Island and will open in 2017.

The project will be demarcated residential, hospitality, retail and entertainment zones. It will also house boutique five-star hotel and offer residential options. The Bluewater Island is predicted to attract more than three million visitors per annum.

The Bluewater Island is set to be one of the largest tourist hotspots in the world and is being built near Jumeirah Beach residence.

2. Museum of the Future

museum of the future

Museum of the Future is one of the biggest projects of Dubai that is being funded by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. The project will turn out to be the most remarkable museum in the worldwide. The museum is located in the Emirates Towers area, near Sheikh Zayed Road and is expected to be completed by 2017.

This museum will provide the best innovative environment in the world with visitors being able to experience the future through state-of-the-art stimulations and interactive innovations. Tourists are very excited to visit this cutting-edge museum as it will offer advanced courses, specialized workshops, scientific courses and much more.

3. Dubai Frame

Dubai FrameDubai Municipality is aiming to make Dubai Frame the biggest attraction for tourists worldwide. It was anticipated to be completed in December 2015. Once the project gets completed, the pillars will be the incredible project that is being designed like a huge window frame and this will surely tourists amazed with it classy and innovative appearance.

Dubai Frame will be the amazing views of the city, located at Zabeel Park and give visitors the best view of the both old and new Dubai. The project is comprised of 150 meter high, 93 meter wide and is being built to resemble a huge picture frame through which major attractions of modern Dubai such as Burj Khalifa and Emirates Towers can be viewed on one side while from other side, tourists can view older parts of the city such as Deira, Umm Harare and Karama.

4. Dubai Creek Harbour

Dubai Creek Harbour

Another amazing project which is funded by Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding and is located alongside Dubai Creek and adjacent to Rask Al Khor. It will consist of two large towers that will provide hundreds of visitors with the luxurious residential apartments. Most of all, these towers will have around 30-35 stories and provide the place where visitors be will relaxing, enjoying, playing and reach their aspirations. The architecture is three times the size of Downtown Dubai, comprised of 3,664 units, 8 million square feet of retail space, 39,000 residential units and 22 hotels with 4,400 rooms.

5. Mall of the World


The Mall of the World is another amazing upcoming project in Dubai, UAE that will become the biggest shopping mall in the world once it gets completed. The major source of attractions about this mall is the theme park which will cater to kids aged 2 to 12. The 48 million square feet Mall of the world is located at Al Sufouh District, along the Sheikh Zayed Road.

6. Aladdin City

aladdin city

Dubai Municipality is in the process of finalizing another mesmerizing design project of Aladdin City, totally inspired by the tales of Aladdin and Sindbad. The Municipality Director Hussain Nasser Lootah said they were telling to start the project by next year and the necessary funds to finance the project were in place. The project was initially announced in 2014, it will comprise of 3 towers, will have commercial and hotel space and with the towers spread over a distance of 450 meters on Dubai Creek. It will have air-conditioned bridges with moving floor to connect the towers, driveways and parking lots.

7. Al Maktoum International Airport

Al Maktoum International Airport

It is another thrilling project in Dubai, the luxurious airport will include 6 runways and will be parallel to one another that will provide uninterrupted international flights. The lavish airport project will cover the area of 35,000 acres. This incredible airport has an anticipated annual capacity of 12 million tons of load and between 160 million and 260 million passengers altogether.

8. Deira Island

Diera Island

This incredible new project in Dubai is expected to attract tourists and visitors globally. It will have around 750 room beach resorts through which visitors can view the beach directly. The arena is developed inside that will accommodate 30,000 visitors at a time in it, a creek marina that has the capacity to accommodate large yachts and a range of additional marinas offering mooring facilities directly outside residences. It will around 1400 retail units and also a hotel, restaurants and anchor stores in it. Three hectares have been dedicated to hotels and resorts and 424 hectares for mixed-use developments.

9. MBR City District One

MBR City District One

The project worth $ 10 billion, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) City – District One is developed by Meydan Sobha, which will be reaching around 1110 acres in area. It includes a 7 km stretch of Crystal Lagoons, the world’s largest artificial beach and also at 14 km Boardwalk. This awe-inspiring luxurious MBR District has an 8.8 KM bicycle and jogging track. Currently, there are more than 4,000 workers on site and the number is expected to reach more than 7000 workers soon. The residential phases and the entire infrastructure slated to be finished by 2020.

Dubai with the team of developers is continuing to develop major tourist and leisure attractions. The above listed ones are a few amazing projects coming up in Dubai and are expected to be top-rated tourist attractions in Dubai.

Saher Naseem
Saher Naseem
Saher Naseem (@SaherNaseemD) is a creative writer, blogger and a social media addict. Blog writing is her passion and she shares her knowledge and insights on the latest advancements, on-going trends and much more. Currently, she is working for Dubai Monsters - a leading web design company in Dubai that offers digital marketing solutions.