Dubai To Build The World’s Largest Mall, Again

Dubai To Build The World’s Largest Mall, Again
Culture

Dubai on Saturday announced a new development to open the world’s biggest mall and a park larger than London’s Hyde Park.

The ruler of the Gulf desert city state, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, announced the plan for a “new city within Dubai,” according to an official statement, naming it after himself.

No cost was stated for “Mohammed bin Rashid City,” to be carried out by his Dubai Holding and the publicly-listed Emaar Properties, which developed many of Dubai’s prestigious projects, including Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower.

The plan also features new residential areas, although the emirate continues to have a surplus of units built during a five-year bubble which burst in 2009.

The “Mall of the World” will have a capacity of 80 million visitors a year to become the “largest in the world,” while its park will be “30% bigger than Hyde Park of London.”

The mall will be connected to a family entertainment centre to be developed in cooperation with Universal Studios International that will be the largest in the region, aiming to attract six million visitors a year.

The emirate already has countless malls and hotels, including the Dubai Mall, touted as the world’s largest shopping, leisure and entertainment destination, with 62 million visitors this year.

“The current facilities available in Dubai need to be scaled up in line with the future ambitions for the city,” Sheikh Mohammed said in the statement.

Dubai’s tourism is growing by 13% a year with hotel occupancy hitting 82% in 2011 while hotel revenues grew 22 percent last year, exceeding $4.4 billion.

Preston Waters | Elite. 

Share Tweet
React
Like Us On Facebook
Like Us On Facebook

Preston Waters

Preston Waters is a thinker. He's not your traditional philosophical persona, however, as he leaves no topic untouched. Covering all the bases, from business to women, Preston Waters is the ultimate man's man for Gen-Y.

Original Video

Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana

Jesus has risen, but how high did he get? While Easter and 4/20 falling on the same day is most definitely a weird coincidence, it will also highlight a pretty important public opinion on what’s more important: weed or candy eggs? Sto...

More In Culture

Life Nicky Paris

So High, So What?

You don’t have to be a consumer of marijuana waiting for stop signs to turn green to see that the legalization of the drug seems to be right around the corner. The most common illicit drug in America has become more mainstream than ever, but that doesn’t necessarily mean everyone is joining in on the […]

Life Lauren Martin

Everything You Need To Know About Marijuana This 420 (Video)

Jesus has risen, but how high did he get? While Easter and 4/20 falling on the same day is most definitely a weird coincidence, it will also highlight a pretty important public opinion on what’s more important: weed or candy eggs? Stoners everywhere will agree that weed is most definitely more of a reason to […]

Life Aaron Kaufman

The 10 Best US Cities For Millennials To Live And Thrive In

Graduating from college and entering “the real world” can be a challenging adjustment, to say the least. After spending four years (in some cases, more) living among peers your own age, who share similar interests and values, leaving campus-life behind can feel like a departure from utopia. Years ago, you’d have little choice but to […]

Life Connor Toole

The Official Stoner’s Guide To Surviving Easter On 4/20

Depending on where your priorities lie, this upcoming Sunday is either a major religious event or an excuse to smoke as much weed as possible thanks to an arbitrary holiday. This is the first time in over a decade that Easter has fallen on 4/20, and unless you were one of the cool kids in […]

Life Ashley Fern

Every Post-Grad’s Timeline Of Daydrinking On The Weekends

As the beautiful weather quickly approaches, there is only one thing on everyone’s minds: day drinking. In college, you typically started day drinking at 8:30 am in preparation for either a football game or a day party, but it’s a pretty different scene once you enter the real world. What is day drinking you may […]

Life Cate Paul

The Unspoken Horrors: An Inside Look At The Terrifying World Of Sorority Pledging

After watching an episode of “Colbert Report” from early March, I found myself incredibly interested in the guest he featured on the show. Caitlin Flanagan, a writer for the Atlantic, recently published the article, “The Dark Power of Fraternities,” in which she investigates the power fraternities have over their administrations and why they can get away […]

Also On Elite

Film

‘Harry Potter’ Fans, Rejoice! You Can Now Take Hogwarts Classes Online

Diehard “Harry Potter” fans around the world are about to emit a collective squeal that will reverberate around the globe. HogwartsIsHere.com just launched, and the website offers enrollment in online wizardry classes. The classes run a solid nine weeks, which is not a small time commitment. Something tells me anyone dedicated enough to enroll will […]

Film

You Haven’t Seen ‘Wall-E’ Until You See A Cat Act It Out (Video)

The Pet Collective, known for its adorable animal videos, has just brought another one to light. This amazing reenactment of Disney Pixar’s “Wall-E” using only a kitten, stuffed teddy bears, paper and an adorable kid narrator. I am not sure what’s cuter about this video, the kitten dressed as Wall-E who keeps falling asleep or […]

Sports

Usain Bolt Is Having The Time Of His Life In Trinidad (Video)

I knew Usain Bolt was one of us! Despite his obligation to be a role model for his outstanding performance on the Olympic stage, he’s just one of the guys who does it for one thing, and one thing only — the ratchets! The world’s fastest man has been spending his most recent days down […]

Sports

5-On-5 MMA Is Probably The Craziest Sport We’ve Ever Seen (Video)

This video unfolds like a real-time reenactment of some old-school boxing video game. A full-fledged, multi-player battle with Eastern European flair, this sport is both terrifying and intoxicating to behold. Five-on five-is almost too overwhelming to watch. Too many tackles and punches are being thrown simultaneously to follow any one fight sequence. If watching people […]

Sports

Make-A-Wish Foundation And 2K Help Boy Live Dream By Putting Him In NBA 2K15

Make-A-Wish Foundation has been putting smiles on young faces for more than a decade now, and thanks to the good people over at 2K Sports, they were able to make one 14-year-old boy’s ultimate dream come true. Treyvon suffers from a hematologic disorder, but none of that mattered when he visited the 2K studios to be […]