You may not have heard of it yet, but you’ll definitely be hearing about it in years to come. No, you did not read the title of this article incorrectly, it really did say Dubailand.
Dubailand was first announced in 2003 as the brainchild of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai’s current ruler. Think not of it as a mere amusement park, no, this is a fully–fledged city upon itself. To put things in perspective: Dubailand will be twice the size of Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. There will be six worlds that each has its own unique offering.
The first phase, City of Arabia, has an estimated $4 billion USD price tag. It is not as if reception had been lukewarm at first for this eccentrically wondrous idea. Private investors exceeded expectations by providing a whopping $6 billion for it. As of now, the groundwork for this prime attraction of Dubailand has been laid and soon rising out of the sands of Dubai’s deserts will we see the infantile stages of Dubailand. Then we will truly begin to fathom the scale of this project. The City of Arabia itself will not be completed until 2008.
The City of Arabia will be the heart and soul of Dubailand. The City will include everything from residential areas to shopping malls. The Elite Towers will serve as both a residential and commercial area. There will be living space, boutiques, hotels and office space.
The Elite Towers do not seem to sound nearly as amazing when compared to the Mall of Arabia. This is going to be the Mecca for shopaholics. The Mall of Arabia will be the largest shopping mall in the world. It will be a massive 10 million square feet big. There will be 1000 stores of all kinds housed on four floors along with a 15–screen cinema. There is also the educational dinosaur–themed park, Restless Planet. With over 100 animatronic dinosaurs and real fossils, tourists of all ages can enjoy the area.
Of course, there are many other aspects to Dubailand apart from the City of Arabia. Areas of all sorts of themes will make up Dubailand. Such areas include: Global Village, SnowDome, Dubai Autodrome, Dubai Sports City, and many others.
With all of these advancing projects there is a call for people to aid with the labor. Dubailand not only provides the opportunity for tourists to visit Dubai and have an unforgettable experience, it also offers the opportunity to job seekers across the globe. From architects to engineers to housekeepers to chefs, Dubailand encompasses almost every imaginable sector. There will be endless opportunities at Dubailand for job seekers heading to the UAE.