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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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Actually there is something good I found in this project. I like what's done with the pyramids, using glass as shown. If something like this were done to all the "wonders" the project might actually be pretty good. This might be a good twist that Aloosh was talking about.

One thing I hope they don't do is try to recreate all the details and ornaments, etc. It wouldn't look half as good as the real version and would be an insult too.

I agree. This is way too tacky and I hate to see Dubai imitating Las Vegas by building replicas. Dubai is a great city but this is just rediculous.
malec said:
Sorry but this has to be the worst project in Dubai. It's precisely the type of this I hate, cheap and tacky. I mean why the hell would I visit a cheap replica of the eiffel tower when I can go to Paris and see the real one. I can tell the developers are going to lose a lot of money because people don't come to Dubai to see Paris, they come to Dubai to see Dubai. I'd much rather visit all of Dubai's landmarks such as the burj (both of them), palm island, old centre, etc...

Terrible! :down:
I think it would be pretty cool if they designed a park based on the 7 wonders of the world. The replicas aren't actually too bad as long as they don't try to make them compete with the real wonders (obviously failing miserably if they do) and buildings inspired by the wonders (like the glass pyramids) are much better. The one thing that bugs me is the eiffel tower. It looks really out of place and will be visible from all over Dubai if they make it that high. To me the real eiffel tower's pretty ugly and I absolutely hate buildings that are made to look like it (especially the proposal for the lotte 2 tower in Seoul and others along those lines). Sorry to all the French but it's only my opinion :)
Dubai's Falcon City takes wing with Wonders of World

By Kokila Jacob, Staff Reporter

Dubai: The wonders of the world are to be replicated in an ambitious Dh5.5 billion project called the Falcon City of Wonders at Dubailand.
Shaped like a falcon as a symbol of the UAE's heritage, the city features structures based on ancient and modern wonders of the world, such as the Pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Lighthouse of Alexandria.

The project was launched yesterday at a ceremony attended by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

The Falcon City significantly complements the vision of General Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, to turn Dubai into one of the leading tourist destinations in the world, said Salem Al Moosa, chairman and chief executive officer of Falcon City of Wonders LLC.

"The project will effectively be a land of civilisations, creating an exotic ambience for visitors, while educating them about the culture, tradition and lifestyles of people from different ages. It is this distinctive nature of Falcon City of Wonders that sets it apart from developments elsewhere in the region," he said. The city comprises apartments, villas, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, health clubs and spas, schools and parks.

Spread over four million square metres the city is divided into five overlapping phases, with the first expected to begin by the first quarter of next year.

Finance for the project will be raised through a mix of banks, investors and sales of commercial and residential properties, said Al Moosa.

"Falcon City of Wonders has already signed agreements with leading local and international design offices to develop concept designs for the major constituent structures of the project," said Mahmoud Rayyan, project manager, Falcon City of Wonders.

"These structures, modelled after the world's wonders, will be larger than the originals. The Eiffel Tower structure will be 70 feet taller than the real one in Paris and the Taj Mahal area will be 150 per cent larger than the one in Agra, India," he said.
LOL they build these even taller. how crappy is that :rofl:
btw when is it supposed to be finished? not before 2009 i guess.
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According to an arabic article i've read today it will finish around 2010
how tall is the one in Paris?
eiffel tower in paris is 300m tall
and taj mahal is one hell of a massive building, as well as the pyramids in giza

but actually i don't like the idea to make it even bigger, people might find it a little arrogant!!!
That's exactly what I mean, it would be an insult. This project will be world famous and'll be used by all Americans on SCC as a back-up to a "Dubai's fake" statement.

Ah well, what can you do. :dunno:

Will the shiteffel tower be a new supertall then? It works out at 322m.

Here's a better render:


And read this. Someone can't speak English :hahaha::rofl:


All from the website.
Dubai-Lover said:
eiffel tower in paris is 300m tall
and taj mahal is one hell of a massive building, as well as the pyramids in giza
but actually i don't like the idea to make it even bigger, people might find it a little arrogant!!!
I am not a technical person. but it is sad to see bad imitation. This " wonders" have their own use and probably designed for it's purpose. Adapting a certain usage is just too much to shallow....just my thoughts.
lol
i don't understand anything!
they have a nice marketing strategy, don't they? :D
well at least its not approved yet
this article says it has 12 towers and more

somebody please translate the new facts


محمد بن راشد يرعى عرساً عقارياً في «دبي لاند»
«صقر الإمارات» يقنص «عجائب الدنيا السبع» بـ 6 مليارات درهم استثمارات




يرعى الفريق أول سمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم ولي عهد دبي وزير الدفاع حفلا تقيمه «دبي لاند» و«شركة فالكون سيتي» اليوم للإعلان عن تفاصيل مشروع سياحي وترفيهي رائد صمم على شكل شعار دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة. وكشفت مصادر موثوقة لـ «البيان» تفاصيل المشروع الذي ستجتمع داخله للمرة الأولى في العالم «عجائب الدنيا السبع» .




ويحمل أسم «فالكون سيتي» والذي سينفذ من قبل شركة «فالكون سيتي» التابعة لمشاريع سالم الموسى وتعد واحدة من الشركات الوطنية الرائدة والناشطة في قطاع العقارات المحلي المتنامي. وطبقا للمصادر فإن مساحة المشروع الذي أبدعت شركة «دايمنشينز» للاستشارات الهندسية في تصميمه داخل «دبي لاند» ستصل إلى نحو 40 مليون قدما مربعة بينما تتراوح استثماراته ما بين 5.5 مليارات درهم و6 مليارات درهم. وتوقعت المصادر ان يشهد مشروع مدينة «فالكون سيتي» إقبالا منقطع النظير من قبل مستثمرين محليين وإقليميين وأجانب لما يتمتع به من مواصفات قل نظيرها في المشاريع العقارية الترفيهية في العالم.وقالت المصادر في أحاديث خاصة ان فكرة المشروع تقوم على أساس تطوير مدينة متكاملة تحت اسم «فالكون سيتي»، وتضم معظم عجائب الدنيا وتشكيلة من المرافق والتسهيلات رفيعة المستوى.




وتمتد على مساحة 4 ملايين متر مربع، ما يساوي (40 مليون قدما مربعة تقريبا) بتكلفة إجمالية تتراوح مابين 5.5 مليارات درهم، و6 مليارات درهم.وذكرت المصادر ان اتفاقية المشروع جرى توقيعها مؤخرا من قبل سعيد المنتفق مدير عام هيئة دبي للاستثمار والتطوير ورجل الأعمال سالم الموسى رئيس شركة فالكون سيتي (عضو مشاريع سالم الموسى)، بحضور سالم بن دسمال الرئيس التنفيذي لدبي لاند وعدد من المسؤولين لدى الطرفين.


وقال رجل الأعمال سالم الموسى عقب التوقيع على الاتفاقية «ان إطلاق هذا المشروع يأتي في ضوء توجيهات الفريق أول سمو الشيخ محمد بن راشد آل مكتوم ولي عهد دبي وزير الدفاع، ودعوته لمشاركة القطاع الخاص في تعزيز مسيرة التنمية التي تشهدها الدولة، انطلاقا من إيمان سموه بأهمية هذه المشاركة وفتح المجال أمام استثمارات القطاع الخاص ودعمه إلى ما فيه المصلحة العامة للوطن والمواطن».


وأكد الموسى «ان لا حدود للنجاح، وبالتالي ينبغي علينا المزيد من الجهد في دعم اقتصادنا الوطني ومسيرتنا التنموية. ونحن نرى أن تأسيس «فالكون سيتي» التي ستجمع بين الحضارات القديمة والحديثة والبيئة المحلية، يعد مساهمة حقيقية في هذه المسيرة، كونه مشروعاً متميزاً ليس على مستوى محلي وإقليمي فقط، وإنما على الصعيد العالمي أيضاً كونه معلماً سياحاً فريداً من نوعه». وأوضح ان العمل في تنفيذ هذا المشروع سيبدأ قريبا على أن يتم انجاز المرحلة الأولى للمشروع في عام 2007،


وذلك بناء على الدراسات التي قامت بها كبريات الشركات المتخصصة، بما في ذلك المهندسون الاستشاريون دبليو. اس. أتكنز التي قامت بإعداد الخطة الرئيسية للمشروع وشركة كلنك الألمانية التي وضعت التصورات الخاصة بمدينة الألعاب الترفيهية.ومن جهته قال سعيد المنتفق ان مشروع «فالكون سيتي» يمثل احد ابرز المشاريع المبتكرة ضمن دبي لاند، وسيشكل بحد ذاته عنصر جذب فعالاً، يتكامل مع مختلف المشاريع الأخرى.


* المزج بين الترفيه والتعليم


ويمتاز المشروع بأبعاده التعليمية والتثقيفية، إلى جانب البعد الترفيهي، وذلك من خلال استعراضه لمختلف الحضارات والثقافات التي عرفتها شعوب العالم على مر العصور.وعّد المنتفق المشروع «أحد العناصر الأساسية التي تتمحور حولها استراتيجية دبي لاند والمتمثلة في القدرة على تحقيق انجازات كثيرة إذا ما توفرت الفرصة المناسبة، ولعل عجائب الدنيا التي سيضمها المشروع تعبر عن الإمكانات والقدرة التي تتمتع بها دبي لاند ودبي بشكل عام في تحويل الحلم إلى واقع ملموس،


وانه بالإرادة والفكر الخلاق لابد ان يحقق للإنسان كل ما يصبو إليه.ويتفرد المشروع بمعالم بارزة باحتوائه على أكثر عجائب الدنيا المعروفة، ويضم المشروع مدينة ألعاب مغلقة متكاملة الخدمات. هذا إلى جانب فندقي تاج محل وبرج بيزا المائل. ويضم المشروع مدينة ترفيهية عائلية ذات طابع فرعوني متميز. ويتميز المشروع بتصميمه الذي يمثل مدينة متكاملة تتخذ شكل شعار الدولة. وهو صقر الإمارات بكل تفاصيله الجمالية.


* فالكون سيتي بالأرقام


ـ اسم المشروع: فالكون سيتي (مدينة الصقر). على شكل شعار اتحاد الدولة.


ـ موقع المشروع: دبي لاند.


ـ المطور: شركة فالكون سيتي.


ـ الاستشاري: شركة « دايمنشينز» للاستشارات الهندسية.


ـ المساحة: 4 ملايين متر مربع، ما يساوي (40 مليون قدما مربعة تقريبا).


ـ حجم الاستثمارات: تتراوح مابين 5.5 مليارات درهم، و6 مليارات درهم.


ـ طبيعة المشروع: ترفيهي . سياحي. تعليمي.


ـ مكونات المشروع: تفرده بمعالم بارزة واحتوائه على أكثر عجائب الدنيا المعروفة، كحدائق بابل المعلقة. ويضم مدينة ألعاب مغلقة متكاملة الخدمات .بالإضافة إلى فندقي تاج محل وبرج بيزا المائل. إلى جانب مدينة ترفيهية عائلية ذات طابع فرعوني متميز، ويتميز المشروع بتصميمه الذي يمثل مدينة متكاملة تتخذ شكل شعار الدولة.


كتب مشرق علي حيدر
No new facts in the arabic article D-L
Falcon City of Wonders signs agreement with Kling Consult for design of first phase of villas

Falcon City of Wonders, a mega project to be set up within Dubailand, has signed an agreement with leading German design firm Kling Consult to carry out the concept design for 345 villas that form part of the first phase of the project.


Salem Al Moosa, CEO and Chairman, Falcon City of Wonder LLC.

The agreement was signed between Salem Al Moosa, Chairman and CEO of Falcon City of Wonders, and Falah Al Salman, Associate Director, Kling Consult, in the presence of Mahmoud Rayyan, Project General Manager, Falcon City of Wonders at Cityscape 2005, being held at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre.

Kling Consult will prepare the detailed design of the villas within the Falcon City of Wonders. The first phase of the project is expected to begin by first quarter of 2006, which according to Salem Al Moosa will be adhered to strictly. Besides 345 uniquely designed villas, the first phase will contain the corporate offices of Falcon City of Wonders as well as an educational museum to demonstrate the history of world civilizations and the development of the UAE.

'We are proud to help realize H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's vision for Dubai. The project will be a significant addition to Dubai's portfolio of landmark projects and will considerably enhance the city's reputation as a major global tourist destination. The agreement with Kling Consult, who has considerable expertise in the design sphere, paves the way for the development of a truly unique range of villas to be constructed in the first phase of the project,' said Al Moosa.

"Falcon City of Wonders is set to be the most exciting of all property developments within Dubailand. The unique concept of the project, not to mention its scale, truly makes it a one-of-a-kind development. It will virtually be a land of civilizations, helping educate people about the lifestyles and culture of people from different eras and from various parts of the world." Al Moosa added.

'We are pleased to be associated with a project as high-profile as the Falcon City of Wonders,' said Falah Al Salman. 'Kling Consult has been planning and implementing international construction projects for decades, with a primary focus on the Middle East region. Kling Consult will ensure the villas that comprise the first phase of the project will be one of the most distinguished residential clusters in the region.'

Falcon City of Wonders which spreads over more than four million square metres will be divided into five overlapped phases. The unique, purpose-built community project features structures based on the engineering wonders of the world, such as the Pyramids, the Babylonian Gardens, the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal, the Great Wall of China and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The project, which combines various commercial, residential, educational and leisure amenities, is shaped after the falcon, which is symbolic of the UAE's heritage.

The project will feature a fun city inspired by the era of the pharaohs, highlighted by the Pharaohs Theme Park, which will be located by the main entrance. Falcon City of Wonders will invite three specialist international consultants to determine the most suitable rides and games for the theme park.
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