(MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Dubai will have a most modern city with a park bigger than London's Hyde Park and a massive Mall of the World that would be capable of receiving 80 million visitors a year.
The new multi-mega-development, which was announced on Saturday by the ruler of Dubai, may be the largest in the country's history. "The current facilities available in Dubai need to be scaled up in line with the future ambitions for the city. Therefore we have to start work immediately on the third phase of development that is aligned to our Vision till 2030 and boost the UAE economy to enable it to enter a new era in which it will become the capital of entrepreneurship, arts, culture, and family tourism for over 2 billion people," Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, said while announcing the establishment of the new city - Mohammed bin Rashid City (MBR City) that focuses on family tourism and entrepreneurship, reported Saudi Araia s Arab New on Sunday.
The new city will be located between Emirates Road, Al Khail Road and Sheikh Zayed Road, and will include Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens Project. It will be connected to Downtown Dubai and Business Bay through a crossing that will be named the Cultural Crossing, which will include art galleries and create the largest area for arts in the region. The MBR city will feature a huge park which will be 30 percent bigger than London's Hyde Park. It will be surrounded by the largest mall in the world called Mall of the World, which will be capable of receiving 80 million visitors a year and include for over 100 hotels and accommodation facilities.
Mall of the World will be connected to a family entertainment center, which will be developed in collaboration with Universal Studios International. This center will be the largest in the region and is expected to attract 6 million visitors each year.