Dubai Culture Village – The New Epicenter of Culture for the Gulf
Sophie de Villiers JID News
Tourists have been flocking to the Gulf region in recent years. They seem to be drawn to the wonder of the very thought of an oasis in the middle of the desert and Dubai has arguably become the tourist destination of the Gulf.
Not only does this place provide a haven for multinational corporations and their desire to infiltrate the lucrative Gulf market. No, Dubai provides such wonder and endless escapes for tourists that the need for a centre to display Arabian culture has become imminent.
Following in suit of other Dubai Holding establishments, Dubai Properties announced their plans for this park to the world. Dubai Culture Village shall provide “an elite lifestyle.” The new Village will be a harbor for cultural activities and events.
It will cost approximately Dh50 billion (approximately €10.8 billion) to construct this 40 million square foot tourist project. It is planned to be located around Dubai Creek.
Dubai is known world–round as a destination for multinationals, and many feel it is time show how highly valued tourists are. This will all be done through displaying Arabian culture and art together in one centre, as the chief executive officer of Dubai Properties, Hashim Al Dabal, described. The thought of the future Dubai Culture Village seems as though it shall be an ultramodern Paris or Rome. But it shall not ignore any traditional past – after all, it will include aspects of Gulf culture from both past and present. Art connoisseurs can come in awe of Dubai Culture Village as it shall become the Arabian culture capital of the Gulf region.
When in Dubai Culture Village one will be immersed in a surreal place. Tourists will be walking on cobblestone paths with water features surrounding you and the Dubai skyline not far away. There will be several exhibits and attractions for people to enjoy. These will include museums, art galleries, an amphitheatre, and many other things. Dubai Culture Village will play host to many exhibitions and festivals, there will never be a shortage of entertainment.
Of course with Dubai’s booming economy and the drive for increased tourism (Dubai hopes to attract 15 million travelers by 2010) there is the inherent need for labor. The size of the workforce to meet the needs of these millions of people must be addressed. This is yet another aspect of Dubai that makes it such a worthwhile destination for all parties.