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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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so one get some more photos of the model please
I think this is a good project, every major tourist area has it's tacky bits - better to have them all in one place than strewn all over the city.
The simple fact is that alot of tourists don't mind tacky. It appears fun when you are just visiting, this kind of project will help bring more tourists to Dubai and more money into the economy. And because it's all in its own little area then it will not damage the 'soul' of the city. Also, providing this area is not advertised as all Dubai can offer (unlike how the strip is advertised as all Las Vagas has), and as an area that only tourists who want to can visit then it will not put off people who like to stay away from tacky-touristy areas. You're really getting all of the benefits of tacky tourism with few of the draw-backs.
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Please don't build this... it's pure "kitsch". I've always seen Dubai as a city with modern, classy buildings, but building this kind of rubbish will give it the Las Vegas-label (which some already do in the press...). This goes the wrong way, if you ask me...
we haven't seen any renders or pictures of how it will really look like
all i can say is the design of the villas is nice, although they looked crappy in the models!
No, but do we really need fake Eiffel-towers and piramides... euh, no thank you, and putting them next to each other is even more ridiculous. It's way more original to build exciting buildings like the Burj Al Arab or Burj Dubai then making copies, which makes it all look like Disney-land. You know, I visited Dubai some years ago and I was really stunned, it all looked so beautiful: SZR at night, Burj Al Arab, The Jumeirah Beach Hotel... Don't spoil that by building those fake things, come on...
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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 guys it's not that bad,I heard that all phase 1 of villas in the project are sold out and the'll release the next phase soon.
In My mind it's perfect for dubai land. In Disney land or even las vagas did they build the eiffel tower and the great pyramid to size, hell no. Dubai can be great but on it's own and it is, but if you build a replica of other great monuments they can say wow look what people have done in the past and look what dubai is doing today. When they leave dubai land they will go through the rest of dubai and will realize what dubai is doing and has done has never been done before, it's on a un precidented scale.

All the better for dubai.
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I like the idea and well if u have the world in Dubai .. Why not have the worlds wonders aswell eh?? :D
It's completly going to ruin Dubai's reputation.

Not only will they have the reputation of making cheap copies of already existing monuments, but they won't even had the originality to do so, like Las Vegas did. LV is already hated for that, but at least they got the idea, Dubai didn't, so in short they are copying Las Vegas in constructing cheap replicas of world famous monuments... way to go.
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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.
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Absolutely ridiculous. This project is absolutely, definitivelly ridiculous, and really indefensible. This monuments are not only simple monuments, they are symbols of a city, a country, it's refer to a culture, an history. Reduce this monuments to a simple attraction, a show "kitsch" is an insult to this cultures.
Dubaï doesn't have nothing better to do???


Excuse my bad english!
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virtual said:
It's completly going to ruin Dubai's reputation.

Not only will they have the reputation of making cheap copies of already existing monuments, but they won't even had the originality to do so, like Las Vegas did. LV is already hated for that, but at least they got the idea, Dubai didn't, so in short they are copying Las Vegas in constructing cheap replicas of world famous monuments... way to go.

I won't say anymore since I think my rants in this thread and the multitude of puke smilies next to this project in my boom thread shows what I think.

And flo, if this is built how the hell can it not be famous? In fact, it would become more famous than the burj al arab even, but for all the wrong reasons.

I suppose that the british forumers here must be really happy though since this definitely is pissing off the french. :hahaha:

Aswell, this thing isn't a theme park. Pity because a themepark based on the wonders of the world would be a great idea. Instead, they build more useless villas and shopping centres.
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most of the tourists coming to dubai will not even know this project exists until it will be completed

the only people who might know about this project are the gcc people, as it is being advertised here mostly

and honestly, most of the people don't even care!
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