With the tremendous amount of construction projects under development in Dubai, it is natural to expect multiple announcements of newly opened projects and just handed over properties to investors. However, the following list is of the new Dubai attractions that will be completed in 2016 and that will become very much visited by tourists and guests of the city in the coming years, not the least all of UAE’s residents
1 Dubai Opera House
The centrepiece of the Opera District in Downtown Dubai, the 2,000-seat, multi-format theatre will be the go-to place for opera, theatre, concerts, ballet, art exhibitions, orchestra, film, sports events and seasonal programmes.
2 Dubai Frame
An iconic landmark in Zabeel Park, Dubai Frame will consists of two 150-metre towers 93 metres wide, connected with a 100 square metre bridge. Set against the picturesque Dubai skyline, it gives visitors the perfect vantage point. It will house a cafe on top as well.
3 Dubai Water Canal
A 3km canal starting from Business Bay and reaching the Arabian Gulf through Safa Park and Jumeirah, this project will create 80,000 square metres of new facilities with private marinas for boats and a trade centre. It will also host a shopping centre, four hotels, 450 restaurants, walkways and cycle paths.
4 Dubai Eye
Set to be the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, this will be the centrepiece of Meeras Holdings’ Bluewaters Island off the shores of Jumeirah Beach Residence. The 210 metre wheel will provide stunning views of Dubai landmarks and its base will serve as another beachfront entertainment hub.
5 IMG Worlds of Adventure
The world’s largest indoor theme park at 1.5 million square feet, this entertainment destination will have four epic adventure zones. Cartoon Network, MARVEL, Lost Valley – Dinosaur Adventure and IMG Boulevard will have a capacity of more than 20,000 guests a day.
6 Bollywood Park
Part of the hyped Dubai Parks and Resorts project off Palm Jebel Ali, Bollywood Park will feature an 850-seat Rajmahal Theatre spanning 60,000 square feet besides 30 live shows on five stages. It will also host a Rock On restaurant in addition to six other themed restaurants.
Also part of the Dubai Parks and Resorts project, this entails a water park specially designed for kids aged two to 12. Families can expect to take part in LEGO-themed adventures through interactive rides, water slides, models and building experiences.
8 Dubai Safari
The long-awaited zoo park in Al Warqa will replace the existing zoo in Jumeirah on a 119 hectare plot. A world standard for wildlife habitat, it will have dedicated areas where visitors can get up close to the park’s animals in airconditioned jeeps and also visit a dark cave to see nocturnal animals by using 3D techniques.
9 Palm Jumeirah Boardwalk
An 11km stretch, the much-awaited boardwalk will not only be a place for exercise freaks but also for those who want to hang out in cafes and restaurants overlooking the Arabian Gulf.
10 City Walk Phase 2
While Phase 1 of the Meeras Holdings’ retail space is already up and running, the mixed use phase two will add 10,000 square metres of retail area, in addition to residential units. Centrally located, the new complex will add to the bustling shopping and eat out arcades on Al Wasl Road.