Dubai never sleeps: New mega entertainment projects to open soon

Dubai Opera House

Whether you just moved to Dubai, or have been living here for a while, there is one thing that all UAE expatriates learn, sooner or later: Dubai never sleeps!

The city is always on the go, day and night. It is always good for surprises, while presenting the next big thing in its growing portfolio of breath-taking attractions.

ExpatConnect is presenting here some of the projects, which will be completed this year. Have a look at what’s in the pipeline and see what the next big tourism magnets in Dubai will be.

 

Dubai Opera House

(Expected to be completed by March 2016)

Location, size and costs

  • Located in downtown Dubai, in the centre of the new Opera District which will feature hotels, a retail plaza, waterfront promenades and recreational spaces
  • Developed by Emaar Properties
  • Will have 2,000 seats

Attractions

  • Multi-format building
  • Opera and Theatre
  • Ballet
  • Concerts
  • Art exhibitions
  • Film
  • Comedy
  • Sport events

Amenities

  • The Opera House will have the ability to be changed into a theatre, a concert hall, and a “flat floor” space for exhibitions and other similar events

If you are into arts, film, music, or ballet, why don’t you have a look at our various ExpatConnect Interest Groups? Here you can connect with like-minded people across the UAE. Check our Music Lovers, Arts, Ballet, Dance and Acting groups, or find other groups that match your hobbies and interests.

 

Dubai Safari Park

(Expected to be completed by October 2016)

Location, size and costs

  • Located opposite Dragon Mart (Al Warqa)
  • Covers a total area of 1,190,000 sqm
  • Built at a cost of AED 150 million

Attractions

  • Will feature more than 1,000 animals from around the globe
  • Over 350 extremely rare species
  • African Village
  • Arabian Village
  • Asian Village
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Botanical Garden, Waterfall, Wadi

Amenities

  • Resort and veterinary facilities

If you like safaris and nature, why don’t you join our ExpatConnect Safari and Wildlife Group? Check it out and get connected with like-minded people in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, or the entire UAE.

 

Dubai Eye

(Expected to be completed sometime this year)

Dubai Eye

Location, size and costs

  • Built by Meraas Holding
  • Part of the Bluewaters island project: a new development project built on reclaimed land, 500 meters off the Jumeirah Beach Residence coastline, near Dubai Marina
  • The entire project is being built at a cost of AED 6 billion
  • Dubai Eye will be 210m high

Attractions

  • Dubai Eye will be the largest ferris wheel in the world (currently, the largest ferris wheel is the High Roller, with a height of 167.6m, which opened in March 2014 in Las Vegas; another ferris wheel is planned to open in 2017: The New York Wheel, which will be 190.5m high)
  • Will have 48 capsules to hold 1,400 visitors
  • An 80m-LED screen mounted on the wheel will be used as an electronic platform for broadcasting, and advertising
  • Will offer views of Burj Al Arab, Palm Jumeirah and Burj Khalifa
  • The base of Dubai Eye will accommodate an entertainment zone with various entertainment acts and programs

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