Dubai has always been a hub of tourism from all over the globe with its attracting businesses and emigrants seeking to establish themselves in the Middle East.
Reports have shown it to be building the world’s largest indoor ski resort comprising a 1.2 kilometer run.
INSIGHT: According to the Guinness World Records [official website] Dubai’s recent indoor ski resort was launched in year 2005 in the Mall of Emirates. Since then it has been a center of attraction and one of world’s largest malls boasting a 400 meter *slope.
(*it runs year-round despite summer temperatures in the state toping 45 degree °C)
As per government officials, this new covered ski resort comes as part of a scheme dubbed Meydan One –– also to include the world’s tallest residential tower at 2,333 ft. — a dancing fountain sweeping up to 1,378ft, a vast shopping center, 350 – room hotel and marina. On a related note, outdoor space surrounding the arena is likely to comprise football pitches, mountain biking, walking and running trails and a BMX park, while the 25,000 sq. meters arena is to house an array of indoor sports.
Dubai daily Al-Bayan had reported the project to be worth 25 billion dirhams (£4.4 billion or $6.8 billion) and to be extending from the Meydan race track in the emirate’s desert to **Burj Khalifa.
“This development is a forward thinking, interactive enterprise geared towards the Dubai of tomorrow. The encouragement and support we have received in the past from our trusted partners will now help the Meydan One development come to life.” – Meydan chairman Saeed al-Tayer
UPDATE: the development had already been approved by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai.
EXCXLUSIVE: In accord to involved promoters of this project, the very first phase will eventually house up to 78,000 residents, and should be completed in the next five years – in time for the UAE’s hosting of World Expo by year 2020.