Now More Than Ever, Dubai Really is The Vegas of The Middle East
Dubai is already home to the dancing fountain, which was inspired by a similar attraction at Las Vegas' Bellagio hotel, but now the similarities between the two desert cities are increasing even more.
Earlier today, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum unveiled plans for a mega-resort that will open on the beach in Jumeirah by 2021. The "beachfront entertainment destination" is set to open by the Burj Al Arab, and MGM and Bellagio hotels (both Vegas-imports) will be part of the property. The MGM will also contain residences.
The sprawling project will contain 2 million square feet of built-up space, including 1,000 hotel rooms, a 500,000 square-foot theater, restaurants, museums, a beach club, and "adventure zones" for kids and adults.
The ambitious project is set to break-ground this year, and will be completed in four years.
This could be a game-changer for the city! Click through to see the mock-ups of the new space.