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Dubailand selected as venue for the Falcon City of Wonders

In the not too distant a future, people can travel to Dubailand to see most of the 'Wonders of the World' and at the same time have their life's most exclusive experience.

Falcon City of Wonders.
Dubailand has announced that it will host the 'Falcon City of Wonders', which will be developed by a leading local real estate developer. The AED 5.5 billion project will occupy an area of 4 million square meters.

An agreement to this effect was signed in Dubai by Saeed Al Muntafiq, Director General of Dubai Development and Investment Authority; and Salem Al Moosa, President of Falcon City of Wonders and a member of Salem Al Moosa. Also present at the signing ceremony were Salem bin Dasmal, Chief Executive officer of Dubailand.

Al Moosa said, 'Inspired by the vision of H.H General Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Minister of Defence, this project will give the private sector the opportunity to participate in the development of this country.'

He added, 'We believe that success and growth has no ceiling and as much we give to our country and to our economy, as much it will grow. As wise people say, if there is a will, there is a way. And our way was clearly identified. Enthused and encouraged by all this, we decided to keep on contributing in the growth and evolution of Dubai by launching this project, which will be one of a kind -- not only at the regional level -- but also at the international level. This project will teach us about the times and cultures of peoples from different ages past and from various parts of the world.'

Al Moosa said that Phase 1 of the project is expected to be ready by 2007, according to studies carried out by experts and engineering consultants at WS Atkins Engineering Consultants who conducted the project's feasibility study as well as Klininc , the German company who envisioned the entertainment area of the project.

Saeed Al Muntafiq Director General of Dubai Development and Investment Authority said, 'Falcon City of Wonders will be one of our most awe-inspiring projects at Dubailand. It will be an experience to visit. Falcon City of Wonders will not only engage our imagination, it will also be an educative experience.'

Al Muntafiq added, 'Falcon City of Wonders will stretch the limits of our credulity regarding what man can achieve when he is motivated enough. In some ways, the Wonders of the World featured at Falcon City will remind us that at Dubailand too - as in Dubai as a whole - we are capable of transforming into reality what we can dream of.'

Land of civilisations

Falcon City of Wonders will accommodate and combine in a highly pleasant mix various commercial, residential, educational and leisure amenities with entertainment facilities. In addition to this, the Falcon City of Wonders - as the name suggests - will house famous attractions from different spots in the world like the Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylonia which will also feature a relaxing resort, the Eiffel Tower hotel, and the Taj Mahal and the Leaning Tower of Pisa hotels. It will be a land of civilisations.

The project will feature a fun city inspired by the Pharaohs' era. This will be divided into three areas: Pharaoh's Theme Park, which will be located by the main entrance and will include the old plaza of Alexandria, the Pyramid of Giza, Cleopatra Oasis, the great Nile and the amazing virtual reality games. The Kings Valley will be the centre of all the fun and games in addition to the 'Mirage', the land of fantasy, the shows areas, a stage for interesting light and sound shows, Sindbad and Ali Baba.

The project will feature a unique exterior, reflecting the falcon, which is the UAE's mark. Also, the falcon wings will feature a number of elegant villas and compounds. The project will also include shopping malls, hotels, health and fitness centres, schools, and parks.

The Falcon City of Wonders is an exceptional creation adding yet another unique facet to world-beating tourism, lifestyle, entertainment and leisure facilities that are being developed at Dubailand. It will be designed as a handsomely distinguished city where historical landmarks, a state-of-the-art theme park and modern lifestyle will all come together to honour cultures and to celebrate diversity of civilisations.
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well the same size is not enough of course...tpyical dubai.
actually i love this project. i don't have to travel around the world to see all the great things any more ;)
wee i think you are rather right.

is this one supposed to be the hanging gardens?
i prefer if they rebuilt old "lost" stuff instead of copying landmarks.
i think it is ok to rebuild destroyed landmarks or "wonders of the world".
but not those which are still standing in some other city.
LOL they build these even taller. how crappy is that :rofl:
btw when is it supposed to be finished? not before 2009 i guess.
another villa res part ... built by germans... oh this is tacky.
anybody to check this cheesy thing out ;) ?
well it's the las vegas part of dubai..
somehow the overall look of this is ok.
the overall look of the model is ok. that eiffel towers looks modern and different..
and that pyramid... well it is not necessary but this won't be the main attraction dubai has to offer and i am sure a lot of people would like it.
well they are not really copies, they look different, for example the glass eiffel tower.
also , this is only a part of dubailand, a theme park, and not the city of dubai itself.
so therefore it is reasonable to build sth like that there.

i agree with you though, this is not the best project in dubai...
but it is totally exaggerated to say this is going to ruin dubai's reputation, guess most of the people will not even know this exists, it is just a small part of dubailand.
malec cannot agree with you on this one, this IS part of dubailand and most people will consider it a themepark, no matter how many residential units there are.

and i wonder why you call villas and shopping centres useless all the time :weird:

to me, this is just the las vegas part of dubai.
think taj mahal looks a bit crappy because of the rendering as well.

the fact they use glass for the pyramid and eiffel tower makes ths project a bit better.

i love that model there btw.
Burj Al Arab? :cheers:
Face81 said:
Very true, R, but dont u think we need our own monuments?

Something original, something new, something special, something Dubai? :D

Now that would be spectacular.... like a HUGE Wind-tower Tower, encased in 24 carrat gold leaf or something ridiculously extravagant like that? maybe a giant building in the shape of a camel and turn it into a hotel, which features real sand on the floors instead of carpets. Now theres an idea I like! :D :weirdo: LOL.

Seriously, what do all of you think? :)
you are indeed greedy.
more than BAA and BD?
the palm? this will also become a landmark for dubai.
... i am sure there are at least 100 people from the big 3 thinking about this issue day and night .. ;)
u know what, the big difference between al bawadi and falcon city is that falcon city's developer seems to be a bunch of idiots, while tatweer seems to be reasonable.
^^ actually it sounds not too bad.. appearently not even a fifth chrysler rip off ... :runaway:

the civil service stuff sounds good.


New cluster of 24 towers to be built in Falconcity

Staff Report

Dubai: Falconcity of Wonders, a falcon-shaped tourist and recreational city being set up in the huge Dubailand project, will have a new cluster of buildings called Central Park Towers NY.

The cluster is modelled after the towers surrounding New York City's Central Park.

The Central Park Towers, which will be located at the base of Falconcity beside other themed projects such as Rome, Venice, Beirut, and India, will comprise a total of 24 towers made up of residential, commercial and hotel towers.

At the centre of this project will be a one million square foot park to complete the recreation of New York City's Central Park, the developer said.

There will be 29 floors dedicated to parking, which will be strategically located to ensure easy access for residents and visitors.

"The launch of the Central Park Towers will add a new dimension to the Falconcity of Wonders. This new attraction will complement the seven wonders of the world that form an integral part of the Falconcity of Wonders project. Central Park is arguably the most famous park in the world, and by recreating this at Falconcity we want to present the best of ancient and modern architecture to our customers," said Salem Al Moosa, chairman and CEO of Falconcity.

"The uniqueness of Falconcity of Wonders lies in its concept, design and scale. The project will not only be one of the most sought-after residential and commercial destinations in the region, it will also be a tourist attraction in itself," he added.

The development is divided into five phases, which will combine various commercial, residential, educational and leisure amenities with entertainment facilities.

It will have apartments, villas, shopping malls, hotels, mosques, parks and a theme park.

Falconcity features structures based on the architectural wonders of the world such as the Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Eiffel Tower and the Taj Mahal.


but what could that mean :runaway:

actually thinking of it, in this project , it really does not matter to have more rip offs :D
shhh... there are kids here.
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