The emirate of Dubai is synonymous with mega residential and commercial projects. From the man-made marvel that is Palm Jumeirah to the world’s tallest building Burj Khalifa, the city has pushed the boundaries of real estate innovation with its impressive property portfolio. One such upcoming project is Aladdin City in Dubai Creek, a development of mythical proportions to match its famous name! Discover more about Aladdin City Dubai, its concept and the progress made so far.
The concept of Aladdin City was greenlighted in 2014. Soon after, construction commenced in 2016. The project, inspired by the tales of Aladdin and Sinbad, is currently in progress.
Dubai Municipality is the organisation that is leading the development of this mega project. While commenting on the vision behind Aladdin City, Director-General Hussain Nasser Lootah described it as the “icons of legends of the past with a touch of beauty and tourism, characteristic of the city.”
WHAT TO EXPECT?
The ambitious building project is located in a 4,000-acre complex with themes of Aladdin, Sinbad and other stories from the Arabian Nights. Upon completion, Aladdin City Dubai will feature three high-rise towers reaching heights of 24, 25 and 33 storeys. These will be designed to resemble Aladdin’s famous magic lamp from the popular fable.
The three towers will be connected by air-conditioned bridges and moving walkways (perhaps resembling the magic carpet!) so residents can easily switch between the skyscrapers!
Moreover, the shape of the bridge that connects the towers will resemble the dragons, snakes and other exotic creatures immortalised by the books. The plans of Dubai Aladdin City, which have been circulating online reveal impressive towers with stunning glass exteriors covered in the gold lattice.
The Aladdin City project will also include offices, hotels and dedicated parking spaces for 900 cars.
The Dubai Municipality had shortlisted Arif & Bintoak Consulting Architects and Engineers and Meinhardt Group and Incorporated Consultants to bring this vision to life. The project was eventually awarded to Meinhardt Group who came on board as consultants for the project, while ArchitectInternational Design Studio (IDS) was also inducted to provide architectural support. The proposed cost of the project is $15 billion.
Aladdin City Location
Dubai Aladdin City will be located in the historic Dubai Creek (Khor Dubai) area. This is a place in Dubai where one can still see wooden sailing boats and traders exchanging goods in the souks..
Dubai Creek is the chosen location for the upcoming development.
Dubai Municipality, in conjunction with Meinhardt Group will develop Aladdin City Dubai Creek.
The entire development will cost approximately $15 billion.
Aladdin City Dubai Construction Update
The project is in its development stage with ongoing construction.
Aladdin City Dubai Opening Date
Aladdin City Dubai is one of the many projects lined up for Expo 2020.
This wraps up our overview of the highly-anticipated Aladdin City. The complex is one of the many dream projects in the city of recent times. Once complete, it will be yet another addition to the city’s impressive portfolio of architectural marvels.
Featured image belongs to Aladdin City’s Facebook page.