In February 2010, HH Sheikh Mohammed announced his long-term strategic plan, under the title of “Vision 2021”. In November 27th, 2013 Dubai has been awarded the right to hold Expo 2020. Following the “Vision 2021” directives and the Expo 2020 award, Dubai has been transformed into a huge construction site. Once again Dubai became the focal point of interest for the rest of the world and the place that has to reprint its topographic maps every other day, in order to keep up with the pace of the changes to its landscape.
Every day new projects are announced and other projects are completed and released to the public. Bluewaters Island, by Meraas, featuring Eye Dubai the world’s biggest Ferris Wheel, is nearing completion and the works on the 150m high Dubai Frame project have been stepped up. Dubai Safari, a 295-acres zoo, is nearing completion as well. Emaar has announced that they will build, at Dubai Creek Harbour, a tower that will be 100 m taller than Burj Khalifa, the current tallest building in the world. On March 15th, 2017 Sheikh Mohammed laid the foundation stone for yet another mega-mall which will be featuring, among other wonders, an 1 km long indoor ski slope. Plans have been revealed for the construction of a Hyperloop system that will connect Dubai to Abu Dhabi. Once installed, the Hyperloop will transfer passengers at a speed of 1,200 km/hr.
Touristino.com monitors the pulse of the city and will be keeping you posted with the latest news on these projects and the ones that will be announced in the future.