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Old November 24th, 2012, 04:18 PM   #1
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DUBAI | Mohammed Bin Rashid City

This has shocked us all, but appears to be some way of reorganising the stalled Dubailand, City of Arabia/Mall of Arabia and Mohammed Bin Rashid Gardens projects.....


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New city for Dubai unveiled


Dubai: His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice- President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the establishment of a new city within Dubai, setting new benchmarks in urban development in the region.

Comprising four key components, the new city, which will be called “Mohammad Bin Rashid City”, will feature world class leisure facilities and provide an integrated environment for the development of entrepreneurship and innovation.

The first component focuses on family tourism, and will include a park that is equipped to receive 35 million visitors and the largest family centre for leisure and entertainment in the Middle East, Africa Indian subcontinent and region.

This centre will be set up in collaboration with Universal Studios and include over 100 hotel facilities to meet the needs of visitors from the region.

he second component, focusing on retail, will feature the largest shopping mall in the world. The third component will include the largest area for arts galleries in Mena.

The fourth component will see the development of a unique area that will provide an integrated environment for entrepreneurship and innovation in the region.

Making the announcement, Shaikh Mohammad stressed that, “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.”

He highlighted that the current accelerated growth rates require Dubai to start immediate preparations for the future because within just six years, the number of passengers passing through Dubai airport will reach more than 90 million people.

“Our development initiatives concerning infrastructure in all sectors should be aligned with this growth rate and we have the determination to reach our objectives and be the first in the region to achieve them,” Shaikh Mohammad said.

The new city will be located between Emirates Road, Al Khail Road and Shaikh Zayed Road, and will include Mohammad 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.

“Mohammad Bin Rashid City” will feature a massive park which will be 30 per cent bigger than Hyde Park in London. 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 over 100 hotel facilities to meet the requirement for accommodation.

“Mall of the World” will be connected to a family entertainment centre which will be developed in collaboration with Universal Studios International. This centre will be the largest in the region and is expected to attract 6 million visitors each year.


“Mohammad Bin Rashid City” will be designed keeping in mind global environmental standards, and will include a specialised area in creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship.

This area will provide an integrated environment to support entrepreneurship and attract talents looking for a platform to support their projects and innovations in various sectors, paving the way for a new economy based on knowledge, creativity and innovation.

The new city will include residential areas built on green building standards in terms of energy consumption, waste treatment and conservation of natural environment.

It will also feature a number of golf courses under well-known international names. The new city project will be implemented by Dubai Holding and Emaar Properties and will be marked as the biggest joint venture in real estate industry regionally.

The tourism sector in Dubai is growing by 13 per cent annually; with growth in hotel revenue exceeding 22 per cent to reach more than Dh 16 billion. The hotel occupancy rate was 82 per cent in the year 2011, which was the highest globally, and the number of visitors to Dubai Mall reached 62 million in 2012, with 25 per cent growth in retail sales in 2011.

In attendance at the announcement were. Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, other shaikhs and senior officials.

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Old November 25th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #2
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A close up of the master plan.....................



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Old November 25th, 2012, 10:38 PM   #3
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I can't understand why they don't finish all the new urbanisations before starting new ones!!!
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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:20 PM   #4
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I can't understand why they don't finish all the new urbanisations before starting new ones!!!
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Old November 26th, 2012, 09:28 PM   #5
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Is Muhammed Bin Rashid City the same project like Muhammed Bin Rashid Gardens ?
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Old November 26th, 2012, 11:57 PM   #6
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This project to me appears to be a restructuring of Mohammed Bin Rashid Gardens, City of Arabia/Mall of Arabia and Dubailand into a smaller, more manageable version.
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Yeah same here
and also, I can't understand how can they think that is possible have the control of their country and preserve their identity with a foreign population that is lot of times bigger than the local...


If they want to preserve some of the culture of their country, they must realx and finish what they have started, and then, improve the bad parts of the city...
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and also, I can't understand how can they think that is possible have the control of their country and preserve their identity with a foreign population that is lot of times bigger than the local...


If they want to preserve some of the culture of their country, they must realx and finish what they have started, and then, improve the bad parts of the city...
Capitalism is part of the culture. Having the best of everything is part of the culture too and these projects serve to enhance that further.
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Old November 27th, 2012, 01:57 AM   #10
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I love this project because I think Dubai needs something like this. Dubai lacks symbolic avenues. The master plan looks so good from above. It's like Paris or DC with the star symbol and symmetrical roads. I wonder will there be a tower or iconic landmark in the centre of that star?
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Yeah I agree, dubai lacks some thing like this, thats why I like it
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I hope Dubai comes back to those boom times again. Only wiser and more refined.
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Capitalism is part of the culture. Having the best of everything is part of the culture too and these projects serve to enhance that further.
this projects serve to have huge cities completly empties...


I'm not saying that this project is bada, but I can't understand why they want to build that when there isn't any old urban plan finished!
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I think this is a great project, It should have been like 10-15 years ago, would have made Dubai look beautiful, but anyways better late then never
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Dubai announces residential project, 1st in MBR City


DUBAI | Sun Dec 9, 2012 7:34am EST

Dec 9 (Reuters) - Dubai developer Emaar Properties and an arm of Dubai Holding, the ruler's conglomerate, launched the first project in a planned multi-billion dollar flagship development on Sunday - a complex of luxury residences and a golf course.

Dubai Hills will be part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid (MBR) City, the mega tourism and retail development project announced by the emirate in November, Emaar and Dubai Holding said in a joint statement.

The project's villas, each to be built on plots of 20,000 to 30,000 square feet, would be designed around a new 18-hole championship course to be developed by world golf course experts, it said.

The statement provided no information on the number of villas, the value or the time frame for completion of the project.

MBR city is also expected to include 100 hotels and the world's biggest shopping mall.

Dubai has recently begun to announce big projects and revive some earlier plans that had been shelved following the collapse of its property markets.

Dubai Holding's real estate arm, Dubai Properties, had previously planned to develop Tiger Woods Dubai, a residential and golf course project, in conjunction with the former world number one golfer, but shelved the project in January 2011.

The average apartment price in Dubai rose by 13 percent this year and is expected to grow at the same rate next year as speculative buyers prop up demand, a study released on Sunday showed. (Reporting by Praveen Menon; editing by Jane Baird)


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Looks like it's going to be the entire bottom half of the project:



My guess is that Mall of the World will be circular pink ring surrounding the main geometric section of the park.
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MBR CITYANOTHER WHITE ELEPHANT

The MBR city is going to be another White Elephant, like Dubailand.
Remember how Dubailand was announced a few years ago?

Real estate experts from many real estate consultin firms have
warned that this could turn out to be another white elephant, another
project in the long list of half completed projects.

Investors beware. If you don't learn from the mistakes of others,
you will learn from your own. If the developer doesn't deliver and
you go to court, guess who the court will favour. This is the ruler's
company.
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The MBR city is going to be another White Elephant, like Dubailand.
Remember how Dubailand was announced a few years ago?

Real estate experts from many real estate consultin firms have
warned that this could turn out to be another white elephant, another
project in the long list of half completed projects.

Investors beware. If you don't learn from the mistakes of others,
you will learn from your own. If the developer doesn't deliver and
you go to court, guess who the court will favour. This is the ruler's
company.
There's nothing to invest in. It's a mall and a park!
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