Setting new benchmarks in the United Arab Emirates urban development, the establishment of a new city within Dubai has fully revealed as the first district of “Mohammad Bin Rashid City” was inaugurated yesterday.
Mohammed Bin Rashid City — District One will comprise of 1,500 villas, retail and leisure attraction points on a prime 4M square meters of freehold land and are situated 60 seconds drive from Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP and PM of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, launched the website of the Mohammed Bin Rashid City project at Meydan Hotel in Nad Al Sheba.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, and a number of senior officials, heads of government departments in Dubai, and the team supervising the project.
The AED 30 Billion project “Mohammad Bin Rashid City”, will include world-class holiday facilities with an integrated setting for the growth of entrepreneurship and modernization.
About 65 percent of the project’s land area will cover waterways and parks and will be surrounded by the largest mall in the world called “Mall of the World”, which will be capable of receiving 80 million visitors a year, and include over 100 hotel facilities to meet the requirement for accommodation.
Situated between Al Khail Road, Emirates Road, and Shaikh Zayed Road, the new city will be linked to Business Bay and Downtown Dubai through a crossing that will be called the “Cultural Crossing” which will feature art galleries and create the largest area for arts in the region. The city will also include Mohammad bin Rashid Gardens Project.
Divided into four (4) components, the first component focal is on family tourism. It has a family park that is capable to accommodate 35M visitors which will be the largest family center for leisure and entertainment in the Middle East, Africa Indian subcontinent and region. It is a huge park which will be 30 percent bigger than London’s Hyde Park.
Second part will highlight the retail industry featuring the biggest shopping mall in the world. The third element will feature the biggest space for arts galleries in the Middle East and North Africa region.
The fourth component will feature the development of a distinct area that will offer an integrated environment for entrepreneurship and innovation in the region.