Wonder of Dubai
A building boom in the emirate has led to a whole host of chart breakers, in categories including highest apartment, biggest mall, and one of the world’s most unique resorts. Tourism is also being promoted at a staggering rate with the construction of Dubailand and other projects that include the making of mammoth shopping malls, theme parks, resorts, stadiums and other various tourist Attractions.
Dubai is determined to be main contender worldwide in the world tourism industry. Dubai is already a top favorites tourist destination and continues with its outstanding never been done before projects. The early part of the 21st century is quickly becoming known as the age of Dubai. Many of the world’s most impressive, breathtaking, and startling architectural projects are being constructed in a city.
Some of the Dubai’s engineering master piece are shown as under:
Burj Al ArabThe Burj Al-Arab is named as "Tower of the Arabs" in Arabic. It is a luxury hotel in Dubai, in the largest city of the United Arab Emirates, which is marketed as "the world's first seven-star hotel". In english "Burj Al Arab" means The Arabian Tower. Burj Al Arab was one of the most expensive buildings ever built. At night, it offers an unforgettable sight, surrounded by choreographed color sculptures of water and fire. This all-suite hotel reflects the finest that the world has to offer.
Ski DubaiSki Dubai is the first indoor ski resort in the Middle East and offers an amazing snow setting to enjoy skiing, snowboarding and tobogganing or just playing in the snow. Young or old, there is something for everyone, from the beginner to the snow sport enthusiast. Ski Dubai is a unique mountain-themed attraction that offers you the opportunity to enjoy real snow in Dubai all year round. Ski Dubai is the Emirates' latest extravaganza.
Burj TowerBurj Tower is the largest skyscraper in the world which is currently under construction in Dubai. Burj Tower is the centerpiece of the Gulf regions most prestigious urban development, entitled Downtown Dubai. Burj is an Arabic word which means ‘Tower'. So, Burj Dubai means ‘Dubai Tower' or ‘Tower of Dubai'. Its exact height hasn't been disclosed but it is suggested that it will be over 700 meters tall. Its design was influenced by the six petal desert flower as well as incorporating patterns found within Islamic architecture. An overall height around the 2,600' level is casually tossed about by insiders, with staggering marks well over 3000' also reported, although few believe the tower will make it this high. For some well-needed perspective it's worthy to note that the world's tallest building, Taipei 101, stands only 1,671' above street level, nearly 1000' lower than the likely target point for this formidable giant in the making.
The Palm IslandsThe Palm Islands also known as the Palm Dubai and The Palms. The Palm Islands are the three man-made islands in the world. These Palm Islands are built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The Palm islands are considered as the Eighth Wonder of the World. These islands are built in a shape of a date palm tree and consist of a trunk, a crown with fronds, and are surrounded by a crescent island that acts as a breakwater. The Palm Islands are also known as the Palm Dubai and The Palms. The Palm Islands are the three man-made islands in the world. These Palm Islands are built in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. These Islands make Dubai a tourist destination. The Palm islands are considered as the Eighth Wonder of the World. The three Palm Islands are Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jebel Ali, and Palm Deira. These islands are built in a shape of a date palm tree and consist of a trunk, a crown with fronds, and are surrounded by a crescent island that acts as a breakwater. The islands will support luxury hotels, freehold residential villas, unique water homes, shoreline apartments, marinas, water theme parks, restaurants, shopping malls, sports facilities, health spas, cinemas and various diving sites. - The Palm Jebel Ali Island is the middle sized island. It is located on the Jebel Ali coastal area in Dubai. The man-made palm-shaped island will consist of a trunk, a crown with 17 fronds, and a surrounding crescent island that will form a water-breaker. The construction of Palm Jebel Ali began in October 2002 and is expected to complete in 2008. When the construction of Palm Jumeirah will complete it will be encircled by the Dubai Waterfront project. The Project will be 50 percent larger than Palm Jebel Ali. The Palm, Jebel Ali is a tourist destination that combines excitement with entertainment in every sense. Featuring a vibrant blend of residential communities, leisure, cultural and entertainment outlets, The Palm, Jebel Ali offers visitors and residents a unique, unmatched and unforgettable experience. - The Palm Deira is the largest man-made island of the three Palm Islands. It is located on the Deira coastal area of Dubai. It consists of a trunk, a crown with 41 fronds and a surrounding crescent island that will form a water breaker. Construction of Palm Deira began on October 2004 and is expected to complete in 2015. Projections indicate that construction will consume over a billion cubic meters of rock and sand. The Palm Deira will cover 14 kilometers in length and 8.5 kilometers in width and have an area of 80 square kilometers. It will consist of residential property, marinas, shopping malls, sports facilities, and clubs. The residential area will be located on the fronds and will contain 8,000 two-storey town houses in three distinct styles - Premier Villas, Grand Villas and Vista Town Homes.
HydropolisHydropolis is the world's first luxury underwater hotel. It is under construction. Joachim Hauser is the developer and designer of the hotel. He said that Hydropolis is not a project. It is a passion. It has already been compared to both a jellyfish and a sea turtle.The land on which this project Hydropolis is being built belongs to His Highness General Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai. Around 150 firms are involved in this project. It is one of the largest contemporary construction projects in the world, covering an area of 260 hectares. The project is divided into three sections. One is the land station. Land Station is the complex where the visitors are welcomed first. It is a large building with roof that dips and rolls like peak of the wave. Second one is the connecting tunnel from which people start their journey to the hotel. This tunnel is 1700 ft and carries a train beneath both the land and sea. Third and last section is destination, the hotel itself. The hotel is shaped like bubbles. There are curves which are designed to provide maximum resistance against pressure of sea water as well as occasional typhoon. It features a pair of observation domes which allow an expansive view of the water and the creatures that live in it. They are large enough to emerge above the waves, and one is planned with a retractable roof allowing people to be surrounded by the ocean while looking directly into the sky Hydropolis reproduces the human organism in an architectural design. There is a direct analogy between the physiology of man and the architecture.
Rotating SkycraperThe Arab city which has amazing and impressive buildings like palm-shaped islands and the sail-shaped hotel is now going to build a rotating skyscraper. Rotating Skyscraper is an eclectic skyline and it is a 30-story apartment tower that revolves on its base. The tower will use the Persian Gulf's abundant sunshine to power the building's slow rotation that brings it full circle once a week. The Arab city which has amazing and impressive buildings like palm-shaped islands and the sail-shaped hotel is now going to build a rotating skyscraper. Rotating Skyscraper is an eclectic skyline and it is a 30-story apartment tower that revolves on its base. The tower will use the Persian Gulf's abundant sunshine to power the building's slow rotation that brings it full circle once a week. Work on the rotating tower is supposed to begin in June. Rotating Skyscraper will use solar energy to power 20 electric motors that will rotate the tower through 360 degrees over the course of a week.
Dubai Sports CityDubai Sports City is the world's first purpose-built sports city. Dubai Sports city will incorporate state-of-the-art sporting venues and academies along with residential and commercial developments. Dubai Sports City offer a world class venue for sports events and activities at all levels with a residential lifestyle unrivalled in the region and possibly the world. Dubai Sports City is the world's first purpose-built sports city. Dubai Sports city will incorporate state-of-the-art sporting venues and academies along with residential and commercial developments. Dubai Sports City offer a world class venue for sports events and activities at all levels with a residential lifestyle unrivalled in the region and possibly the world. Dubai Sports City is under construction and is expected to complete by late 2007. Dubai Sports City is inspired by the greatest cities in the world with over 500 million square feet of sporting venues, academies, exceptional hones, cultural activities and retail opportunities. Development will be located along the Emirates Road next to the Dubai Autodrome (MotorCity). Dubai Sports City represents the latest attempt by Dubai's royal family to prepare for the day its oil reserves run out. Dubai Sports City will be the perfect retirement spot for burned out sport stars needing to spend their fortune at the age of 28. Dubai Sports City comprises off: - Stadiums - Sports Academies - Golf Course - Residence
DubailandDubailand is a part of Dubai Holding. Dubailand is an entertainment complex which is under development in Dubai. Dubailand is a tourism, real estate, hospitality, entertainment, leisure and retail mega project. Development of Dubailand is divided into six theme worlds. The development is expected to be a full featured city. It is being managed by Dubai Government's Dubai Development and Investment Authority and is being built to secure Dubai as the premier tourist destination for the Middle East.