Lonely Planet Writer

Only in Dubai: 48m sq ft domed city to be built

At present Dubai is undergoing a massive wave of construction work, one gargantuan project of which is the construction of The Mall of the World, a 48 million square foot domed city – nine times larger than Minnesota’s Mall of America.

Dubai, UAE.
Dubai, UAE. Image by Sam valadi / CC BY 2.0

The Mall of the World will feature a climate-controlled interior, hundreds of hotels and buildings, it’s own transport system, millions of square feet of walkways, bike paths and plazas, as well as an artificial waterway with gondola rides and the world’s largest indoor theme park. The Mall will be finished in 2020 and is expected to see 1.8 million visitors per year.

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