The growth in tourism infrastructure in Dubai was surely not enough for the city. It is yet again planning to embark on a mind-boggling project – a city controlled by temperature!
Dubai is already home to the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. One of the world’s biggest indoor shopping complex, Dubai Mall is also a part of this city. Now the desert-state is planning to include in one of its ambitious projects, world’s largest shopping mall – Mall of the World.
Unlike the other malls in Dubai, or anywhere else in the world, Mall of the World will be an open-air street mall during the winter season. The closed domes during that time will be open for visitors to enjoy the weather.
From world’s largest theme park to hotels, theatres, and serviced apartments, the climate-controlled city will have the capacity to accommodate fifteen thousand revellers in one go.
Here is all you need to know about Mall of the World:
- This will be an innovative design wherein, the city would be connected to the mall. In it retail, wellness, and hospitality would come under one roof. So tourists can have a convenient and pleasant stay without the need to leave the city or even use a car.
- Mall of the World would be connected to about hundred hotels and apartment buildings which are expected to boost Dubai’s hospitality sector. It aims to offer designated parking areas on the ground level of every building.
- The city will be a cultural district which will transform Dubai into a multinational cultural hub. It boasts of having a dedicated theatre district styled around New York’s Broadway.
- Apart from providing wellness and rejuvenation services, Mall of the World will include in it a wellness district which will boost medical tourism and offer holistic experiences to patients and their families. It aims at ensuring access to quality healthcare with high-end hospitality options.
- Following the concept of the Smart Dubai model, this unique project will imply environment-friendly guidelines. Also to ensure environmental sustainability while building the project, it plans to imply measures for carbon footprint reduction and energy consumption.
Though details of the time frame and costs of this extraordinary project are not known, one can assume that this will be Dubai’s largest cultural and economic centre. Once completed, the desert-state is projected to top among the list of international year-round destinations and hopes to attract more than hundred and eighty million visitors each year.
Valentina Telien Kom
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