Home to 8.84 million expatriates, Dubai continues to attract more foreign nationals due to its expat-friendly policies, economic growth, and abundant professional opportunities it has for them. It ranks among the most popular cities in the world, thanks to its landmark structures, world-famous attractions and latest developments.
Speaking of developments, there’s a lot you can expect to see in Dubai in the coming years. With that said, here’s a rundown of the most anticipated upcoming projects in Dubai:
One Za’abeel is a mixed-use twin-tower project that’s connected via one of the largest cantilevers in the world. Developed by Ithra Dubai and designed by Nikken Sekkei (a Japanese firm), the project enjoys an ideal location between the new and old city. It lies close to DIFC, the International airport and the famous gold souks of Deira.
It features an innovative and eye-catching design, making it one of the most anticipated upcoming projects in Dubai. The total built-up area of this project is 470,800 sq. m. Tower A stands tall at 300 metres, while the second tower, Tower B, has a height of 235 metres. The former will have a hotel with 497 rooms, abundant office space and a one-of-its-kind vertical resort. The latter, on the other hand, is designed to have 263 residential units in various configurations.
Other remarkable features of this project include an observation deck, pool, banquet hall, spa, restaurants and bars, gym, and a rooftop terrace.
Dubai is set to create a new world record with the tallest hotel in the world. Fun fact: it is going to break its own record as the emirate houses Gevora Hotel currently standing at 356 metres.
The new development, Ceil Tower, is currently under construction. According to the development firm The First Group, it will have a height of 360 metres. Located in the most popular community Dubai Marina, this upcoming hotel is designed to have 1,209 luxury suites and serviced apartments. A glass observation deck offering 360-degree views of the city will also be part of this massive 82-storey project.
Burj Khalifa in Dubai is currently the tallest building in the world. This record is set to be broken by Dubai itself with the construction of the Dubai Creek Tower. It is expected to be a 1300 metres high building, surpassing the 828-metres high Burj Khalifa.
The construction world of this mega project, helmed by Emaar Properties, commenced in 2016. However, it was halted last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There’s no confirmation about when the work will resume. However, it has still made its way to the list of the most awaited upcoming projects in Dubai due to the sheer anticipation.
La Voile is part of Port De La Mer, one of the most exclusive developments in Dubai. The place is known for its trendy beachfront residences and contemporary island lifestyle. The project, expected to complete in Q2, 2022, features 1 to 5-bedroom exclusive apartments laced with modern amenities. These units are designed to perfection, both in terms of style and comfort.
Blue Views is an ultra-luxury villa community located in MBR City. A project of Meydan Group, it is planned to have luxury houses with appealing facades and stunning interiors. The ideal location, availability of state-of-the-art amenities, an upscale lifestyle, and convenient payment plan make it one of the best upcoming projects in Dubai.
South Beach is a new residential project by Emaar Properties. It is located in Emaar Beachfront and features immaculately designed fully-furnished 1, 2 and 3-bedroom apartments adorned with modern amenities. Being a waterfront development, it will offer stunning views of the Dubai Creek Harbour when completed.
Designed to offer an upscale seafront lifestyle, Seashore at Mina Rashid is a luxury residential project comprising a beautiful collection of luxury homes. Apartments in this development come with full-length windows, a sparkling glass façade, and a spacious balcony, allowing abundant natural light to illuminate the entire dwelling.
Next on the list of upcoming projects in Dubai, Surf is a multi-building complex nestled in Creek Beach. It comprises two buildings, Surf at Creek Beach Building 1 and Surf at Creek Beach Building 2. Both these buildings will contain luxury apartments in different layouts and configurations, catering to the requirements of singletons, couples and small families.
Launched in 2019, it is expected to complete in the 4th quarter of 2022. The strategic location of this project will allow residents to easily access Dubai Mall, Palm Jumeirah, Burj Al Arab and other notable landmarks in Dubai.
Meydan One Mall is much more than just a shopping centre. As a matter of fact, it won’t be wrong to term it as a wholesome entertainment venue. This, however, doesn’t negate the fact that it will offer the best shopping experience to shopaholics. Hence, it’s included in the list of upcoming retail projects in Dubai.
Apart from outlets of various local and international brands, Meydan One Mall is planned to have an indoor ski slope, winter village and Central Canyon extending up to 400 metres. Apart from this, it will also have cricket and football facilities.
Deira Mall by Nakheel is expected to be the latest addition to the list of biggest malls in the region. It spans over an area of 4.5 million sq. ft. The multi-storey car parking facility is going to be massive as well, with an area of 3.8 million sq. ft. that can accommodate up to 8400 cars at the same time.
Other highlights of this mall include over 1000 shops, eateries, and entertainment zones, spread over three floors. Furthermore, it is designed to have a retractable roof that will provide residents with an open-air shopping experience in cooler months.
Located at the Umm Suqeim Street and Al Khail Road intersection in Dubai Hills Estate, Dubai Hills Mall is planned to be an 11 million sq. m. mega project with the capacity to house over 650 shops and residents. This two-storey development will also have an 18-screen cinema on its roof.
Keenly anticipated as the future of retail shopping in the emirate, Dubai Square is a massive shopping mall located in Dubai Creek Harbour. It is expected to become the biggest shopping mall in the world, surpassing the Dubai Mall as it will double its size after its completion. This is the third record Dubai is expected to break in the near future.
Salient features of this mall include state-of-the-art leisure activities, a waterpark, a cineplex, ‘china town’, an art district, and much more. The ground floor of this mall will be reserved for events and shows that will be graced by noted celebrities and performers from across the globe.
These upcoming projects in Dubai are surely going to cement its position as one of the most developed and advanced cities in the world.