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Dubai to welcome yet another massive skyscraper



Dubai is all set to add yet another skyscraper to its impressive portfolio that already includes Burj Khalifa – the tallest structure in the world.

Due for completion in 2022, the skyscraper will be located on Sheikh Zayed Road, with construction set to start in the third quarter of this year.

The project developed by Azizi will reportedly cost AED3 billion to complete and will feature 122 storeys, with Gulf News reporting that the first 100 floors of the 570m building will be residences while the top 22 floors will be for a brand new hotel – nice.

The building, that is yet to be named, is just the latest attraction that is currently being developed in Dubai.

Other projects set to make their debut in the next few years include Ain Dubai, Deira Islands Night Souk and the Mohammed bin Rashid Library.

If you’re not familiar with them, here’s what you need to know.

Ain Dubai
Located in the soon to be complete Bluewaters Island, Ain Dubai or “Dubai Eye” as it was once known, will be largest Ferris wheel in the world. At 210m high it will eclipse New York’s 198m attraction, and will have the capacity to carry more than 1,400 passengers at a time within its 48 capsules. The flight of the wheel will be an impressive 48 minutes long and will give you an ever-changing view of the city. Aside from the observation wheel, the project will feature a number of dining and retail facilities as well as a 4D cinema that will enlighten guests  about city’s rich history and culture.

Deira Islands Night Souk
When it opens in the second half of the year, the Deira Islands Night Souk will be largest night market in the world. It will feature a staggering 5,300 shops and will boast over 100 quayside restaurants and cafes. The highly anticipated venue forms part of Deira Island, which is a 15.3sq kilometre waterfront city that’ll consist of four islands. Expect the leisure hub to help transform “old Dubai” into a world-class visitor destination.

Mohammed bin Rashid Library
Once complete, the project that is located in the Al Jaddaf area of the Dubai Creek, will feature 4.5 million books. Aside from housing a plethora of information, the library will feature a selection of artefacts from the Al Maktoum family’s personal collection as well as a centre for the restoration and conservation of books. It will also host a number of events such as culture and education festivals through its numerous exhibition and lecture halls.


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