The year 2018 was marked as “Year of Zayed” in Dubai. The Queen Elizabeth 2, Museum of Illusions and Dubai Frame were added to the long list of things to do in Dubai. Now as the Expo 2020 is just around the corner, let’s see which new attractions in Dubai will be available for visitors and residents to enjoy in the coming months.
New Attractions in Dubai We Can’t Wait for
Dubai is a city known for its larger-than-life mega projects. The Palm Jumeirah islands and Burj Khalifa are among some of the world-renowned feats of engineering that have pushed the boundaries of modern construction in the city. Since these landmark projects, there have been several notable addition to the list of things to do in Dubai, including the brand new destination of Bluewaters Island and Pointe, the Palm.
The list of the must-visit hotspots in the city is about to get bigger with a stream of new attractions in Dubai due to open in the coming years. From the world’s largest Ferris wheel to the life-like wax art, we have rounded up the hottest upcoming attractions in Dubai.
Madame Tussauds Wax Museum
Madame Tussauds is coming to Dubai! The renowned waxwork museum from London is all set for their Middle East launch in 2020. We couldn’t be more excited for the museum to be among the new Dubai attractions. Bluewaters by Meraas is tipped to be the new home for Madame Tussauds in Dubai UAE.
There’s little information about the list of celebrities to be featured at Madame Tussauds, one of the most anticipated Dubai upcoming attractions. But if we look at the other global branches – the Museum typically features popular actors, politicians, musicians, sports stars and other celebrities. As far as the Madame Tussauds Dubai opening date is concerned, the museum is likely to open its doors to the general public in 2020.
While waiting for the Madame Tussauds Museum, considered as among the most iconic upcoming attractions in Dubai to open its doors for the public – check out the other museums in Dubai to learn about the culture and history of the UAE.
Dubai Stars: Dubai Walk of Fame
Dubai is all set to have its own version of Walk of Fame sooner than you think. The Dubai Stars is a project based on the popular Hollywood Walk of Fame. With its unveiling scheduled in October 2019, the Dubai Star will commemorate celebrities, politicians and other prominent personalities from around the world and the Middle East. An estimated 400 celebrities will be featured on the Dubai Stars list located at the Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Boulevard in the iconic Downtown Dubai. The Dubai Stars walk of fame is anticipated to be among the best new attractions in Dubai when it opens for general public.
Museum of the Future
Dubai is known for doing things on a much larger scale than other cities in the world. Another architectural wonder that will be on the list of new attractions in Dubai is the Museum of the Future.
Driving on Sheikh Zayed Road Dubai, you must have seen a uniquely shaped building under construction near Emirates Towers – the structure will soon be home to the Museum of the Future. The unique design has already won two awards. Upon completion, the eye-like structure will be enveloped in stainless steel and embellished with artistic Arabic calligraphy. With its unique design and concept the museum will be among the top new attractions in Dubai.
The Museum of the Future is a project by Dubai Future Foundation. The Foundation is led by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. The Leader of Dubai aims to commemorate his vision to make Dubai, the hub of innovation and emerging technologies, through the Museum.
Another future landmark of the city is Ain Dubai, located on the Bluewaters Islands. Considered one of the most anticipated upcoming attractions in Dubai, the world’s largest Ferris wheel will open on 20th October 2020, just in time for the inauguration of Expo 2020 Dubai.
Ain Dubai will be a significant part of the list of Dubai attractions very soon. There are some really interesting facts about the Ain Dubai project, including how this venture got its name. Ain is an Arabic word for eye, which indicates that the literal translation for Ain Dubai is “Dubai Eye”. The name befits the attraction because it will give the locals and tourists a chance to witness Dubai with a new angle. The largest Ferris wheel of the world will offer a bird’s eye view of the major part of the city that also includes some important landmarks such as Burj Khalifa, Burj Al Arab and Palm Jumeirah.
The Heart of Europe
After the successful inauguration of Lebanon Island in the middle of The World Islands, The Heart of Europe is ready to amaze the residents of Dubai. A project of Austrian developer Kleindienst, the island will be comprised of six islands. Each island will be designed after different European countries or cities. The island countries include Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, and Monaco. The Heart of Europe is a prestigious residential and commercial project. The Floating Seahorse and Floating Venice are considered to be among the best upcoming Dubai attractions to look forward to.
Mohammed Bin Rashid Library
One of the most exciting new attraction in Dubai 2019 is the Mohammad Bin Rashid Library in Dubai. Currently, the construction process is underway on this world-class library. Mohammad Bin Rashid Library is located in Al Jaddaf, across the Creek and Dubai Festival City. For bookworms will have this library on their list of must see attractions in Dubai very soon.
The design of the library building is unique, and has been designed to perfectly symbolise knowledge. The building bears a resemblance to an open book sitting on Rehl, a traditional lectern used to hold the Holy Qura’an. The opening date of the library has not been confirmed yet. However, with the construction in full swing, it is assumed that it will be ready somewhere around the last quarter of 2019.
The Zombie Apocalypse Park
The Zombie Apocalypse Park is definitely one of the must-visit attractions in Dubai as it will soon be open to the public. The 65,000 sq.ft zombie theme park will include 12 super eerie activities such as the haunted corn maze, trampolines, zombie apocalypse attack, axe throwing and much more. To make things scarier the theme park will include glow in the dark spaces with zombie attacks, live acts, events, and battles. This will be opening at The Night Market on Deira Islands and is a project by Nakheel Malls and the Sharjah Golf & Shooting Club.
This sums up our best upcoming Dubai attractions. Apart from these highly anticipated attractions, several new hotels and restaurants are also expected to open up soon in the city.
If you have more names in mind to add to the list, let us know by writing to us on email@example.com. Dubai is a diverse multicultural metropolis that always has something new to offer. The ongoing innovative constructions around the city remains a point of discussion among local Emiratis and tourists alike. While waiting for these aforementioned attractions to open, you can explore the scintillating malls in Dubai or the many theme parks in the city.