Dubai has a host of mega-projects to look forward to, including the Mall of the World, Damac's Akoya The Oxygen, Royal Atlantis Resort and Residence as well as Dubai Parks and Resorts' theme parks. Dubai developers left no stone unturned as they announced multi-billion dirham master developments and real estate projects that will change the landscape of the emirate in the coming few years, Emirates 24/7 reported.
The biggest of the all was Dubai Holding’s announcement of AED25-billion Mall of the World, which is set to break ground early 2015. The mall will be completed in different phases that will take 10 years to complete.
In August, Damac Properties launched Akoya Oxygen, a golf-centred project in Dubailand.
In September, Dubai Parks and Resorts, a subsidiary of Meraas Holding, announced it had started work on its three theme parks - Motiongate, a Hollywood inspired theme park concept based on major DreamWorks Animation and Sony Pictures; Legoland Dubai, the first Legoland theme park in the Middle East; and Bollywood Parks, an entertainment destination that will showcase the authentic Bollywood movie experience.
In September, Investment Corporation of Dubai, the investment arm of the Dubai government, and Kerzner International Holdings Limited, an international developer, unveiled AED5.14 billion Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences on Palm Jumeirah.
In September, Meraas Holding launched La Mer, a mixed-use development in the vicinity of Pearl Jumeirah Island in Jumeirah.
In November, Emaar Properties and Dubai Holding announced the launch of Dubai Creek Harbor at The Lagoons, a 6.5-million square metre urban district.