30 Apr City of Arabia
The largest shopping mall in the world; 35 towers from 45-70-story's high; and a dinosaur theme park featuring 35 animatronic species; even by Dubai standards the Galadari brothers' City of Arabia, part of the Dubailand theme park, is a challenging and mixed used tourism development project. City of Arabia is a 20 million square-foot development lying in the heart of Dubailand, Dubai, UAE, with easy access to Emirates Road. With business and administrative offices, schools and clinics, supported by luxury apartments, shops, galleries, restaurants and unique attractions, the City of Arabia will become a key destination and urban community within new Dubai. It is currently under construction and will be fully completed by 2009. There will be four components of the small city: Mall of Arabia, Restless Planet, Wadi Walk, and the Elite Towers.
Wadi Walk- where the water reflects the vibrant atmosphere of attractive retail shops and outdoor cafés, offers a comfortable community blending timeless Mediterranean architecture into ultra-modern Dubai. Stroll down Wadi Walk on a leisurely afternoon with its centrally air conditioning stylish apartments, attractive retail shops, convenient covered parking, waterfront cafés and restaurants; or sit sipping coffee and people-watch in this cosmopolitan environment. You'll forget you're in Dubai in this community with plenty of shade and greenery along the banks of the gently flowing canals.
Restless planet – imagine going back to 100 million years or more …. to feel the power of the cosmic forces that helped shape our planet, and come face to face with giant dinosaurs. Restless Planet is a unique electronic media and natural history experience … where visitors enter a prehistoric world. From earthquakes, eruptions and meteor strikes, the evolving shape of our planet will come alive before your eyes. Restless Planet offers the world's ultimate theme ride back into the mists of time – through the state-of-the-art electronics of today. The world-renamed Natural History Museum of London has drawn on the elite of science, entertainment and technology expertise to realize the dream of bringing these giant creatures and the mysteries of the nature of our planet to life.
Elite Towers – The 35 high-rise towers provide a veritable mini-city of 45,000 affluent shoppers with a mono-rail system that will take them into the mall in air-conditioned comfort where you can enjoy incredible views of the city of Arabia – and the Dubai skyland beyond. Dedicated, carefully planned commercial and residential towers provide a dynamic visual backdrop on an elegant urban center. Architecture of the towers creates a dynamic modern city hub.An awe inspiring view of 34 blocks tower blocks attract individuals and corporate investors for both residential and commercial purposes. I & M tower (60 stories) is reserved for hotels and commercial purpose, G Tower (45 stories) is one of the highest towers for mixed purpose. Metro Tower (30 stories) with its dynamic tapering shape and interlocking curves creates a unique identity, with the distinct base framing the grand entrance to the building. Surrounded by well maintained parks and amazing parks and amazing landscapes Metro Tower is the perfect place to live and work.
City of Arabia is a dream destination with international vision offering stylish shopping, eclectic dining and captivating entertainment all served by its own monorail system to transport residents and visitors around the site. The diversity of Dubai converges downtown at the City of Arabia where tradition meets modernity, business meets pleasure and simplicity meets sophistication. The City provides superb open-air leisure and entertainment facilities. Covered concourses, water features and a variety of cafés and restaurants provide a relaxed and congenial ambiance, pulsating with pleasures appealing to senses beyond the imagination.