12 Soon to Launch Dubai Attractions in 2021

Dubai might be a travel destination that most have experienced, but have you really seen it all? Dubai, one of the seven emirates of the UAE, is a city that keeps reinventing itself. If you are looking for something new to do for your next vacation, or you are wondering what different activity you can indulge in while in Dubai, or you just want a new location to relax and unwind, then you should look out for these places set to open soon

Ain, Dubai
Ain Dubai will be an attration to visit once it is completed
Ain Dubai will be the world’s tallest observation wheel upon completion

Dubai continues to do the most with this 210-metre structure that will be the world’s tallest observation wheel upon completion. Located on Bluewater Island off the popular Jumeirah Beach Residences (JBR), Ain Dubai adds one more item to the list of world records to be broken by the city. Accessible from the Island, the Ferris wheel design is bordered by shopping malls, restaurants, residences and a souk, and will offer 360° breathtaking views of the Dubai skyline.

Atlantis, The Royal
Atlantis, The Royal will be the ultimate luxury resort in Dubai
The Royal Atlantis Resort will be a 43-storey luxury destination.

Crafted by the world’s leading designers, architects and artists, The Royal Atlantis Resort and Residences is on track to open this year. This iconic Dhs5.15 billion property will offer extraordinary stays with infinite ocean and skyline views.  Made up of 231 luxury apartments, 693 hotel rooms and 102 suites, the 43-storey hotel will also feature 90 swimming pools, including a stunning rooftop infinity pool suspended 96 meters above The Palm on level 22. The hotel will exclusively host restaurants helmed by international celebrity chefs, including Gaston Acurio, Costas Spiliadis, Arian Bundy, Heston Blumenthal and Jose Andres.

The Aquaventure is a must-see attraction in Dubai when it opens
The Aquaventure will introduce 12 new slides and other exciting features

The Palm’s Aquaventure water park is one of the coolest water parks in Dubai and now, it’s about to up the ante. Post-upgrade, it is set to be one of the world’s biggest when it opens this year with the addition of a huge 34-metre tall new tower. Trident Tower will introduce 12 new slides to the water park on Palm Jumeirah and will feature rides for thrill-seekers of all ages, including the world’s longest ProSlide Mammoth BLAST – a 449-metre, family-friendly water coaster and raft rocket that will propel riders through wind channels, drops and uphill climbs for an exhilarating ride. Guests of Atlantis, The Palm and yet-to-open Atlantis, The Royal, as well as members of the public will be able to use the park.

Dubai Creek Harbour Tower
Dubai Creek Harbour Tower will be taller than the Burj Khalifa upon completion
Dubai Creek Harbour Tower will be taller than the Burj Khalifa upon completion

If you think the Burj Khalifa is the highest building you’ll ever have the privilege of surmounting, you’ve another think coming. Rumoured to stand at more than 1,300 metres high, the Dubai Creek Tower is set to tower over the world’s tallest building which currently measures 830 metres (to tip).

I already feel dizzy just thinking about it.

Its completion date is uncertain as, according to this Reuters article, an oversupply of houses and offices occasioned by the global financial crisis and weak oil prices, and now, the Coronavirus, has left the Dubai property market struggling.

However, Dubai has proven to be quite resilient over the years, so all hope is not lost yet on ascending the building that will be a little less than 1/6 of Mount Everest.

Dubai Harbour
Dubai Harbour is a must-visit destination for luxury lovers
Dubai Harbour will be a luxury maritime destination

Inspired by the Gulf’s long tradition with the sea, Dubai Harbour is will further enhance the position of Dubai as a leading global hub for maritime tourism, attracting visitors from all over the world. Spanning 20 million square feet, the mammoth Dubai Harbour development will be a luxury maritime hub when it opens in front of The Westin Mina Seyahi, in the stretch of ocean between Skydive Dubai and Palm Jumeirah. It will be the biggest marina in the region, able to berth up to 1,100 luxury yachts and boats, with hotels, bars, restaurants, cafes, retail stores and even residences on site.

This unique waterfront neighbourhood is a stone’s throw away from the city’s most-loved landmarks, beautiful beaches and world-famous attractions such as Ain Dubai and Burj Al Arab.

Dubai Hills Mall
Dubai Hills Mall will be on of the ultimate attractions for shoppers
Dubai Hills Mall will be a shopper’s delight

Dear shopping enthusiasts, this one is for you. This massive 11 million sq metre development will have over 650 shops and restaurants, plus an 18-screen rooftop cinema. Dubai Hills Mall will also feature four major family entertainment and leisure centres including a cineplex, a 65,000 sq. ft hypermarket, seven anchor retail experience stores, and dedicated parking spaces for over 7,000 vehicles. The mall will add to the lifestyle choice of residents in Dubai Hills Estate, featuring several residential communities including golf-course villas, thoughtfully designed townhouses and apartments with spectacular views.

Expo 2020
Dubai Expo 2020 is a must-see for visitors
Image courtesy of Dubai Expo 2021

Suspended due to the Coronavirus, Expo 2020 Dubai is now only a few months away, kicking off on the postponed date of October 1, 2021, and running until March 31, 2022. The huge event will see countries from all over the world exhibit their vision and plans for the future through a uniquely-designed, architecturally-extravagant pavilion.

The Hubb Tennis Club
The Hubb Tennis Club will be one of the attractions to see for sport lovers in Dubai
The courts of the Hubb Tennis Club will enjoy the same lightening as Wimbledon

If you are looking to take a ‘sportscation,’ then you should totally check out The Hubb Tennis Club that is a massive Dhs100million tennis complex scheduled to open at Dubai’s Silicon Oasis sometime in 2021. Not only will the site have 100,000 square metres of tennis playing space, but there will also be a 385m by 1.5m running track to help you torch those calories even further. This fantastic facility will boast nine hard courts illuminated by the same MUSCO lighting used at Wimbledon and Flushing Meadows.

Meydan One
Meydan One will house the world's longest indoor ski slope
Meydan One will be home to the world’s longest indoor ski slope

When it opens, the Meydan One Mall in Mohammed Bin Rashid City will be home to the world’s longest indoor ski slope, a one-kilometre trail in the mall’s 12,000-square-metre Winter Village. The mall is also looking to snatch the title for world’s largest dancing fountain measuring 25,800 square metres. It is a terrain in Dubai that is characterized by sustainability and innovation.

The new quarter extends from the desert to the Burj Khalifa, with an area of several million square meters. A four-meter long canal connects the Meydan One area with the Arabian Gulf. This means that the district can be reached by public transport, water taxis, or yachts.

Museum of the Future
The Museum of the future will join must-see attractions in Dubai soon
Image courtesy of Arabian Business

The Museum of the Future – one of Dubai’s most ambitious and exciting upcoming projects – just reached a milestone and is one step closer to opening. The outside facade of the building has been completed but we’re still waiting on the inside. In a Tweet HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai stated that the Museum of the Future is “the most innovative building in the world [and] a global engineering icon.”

Four floors of the expansive museum will focus on the possible futures of outer space, resource development, ecosystems and bioengineering, as well as health, wellness, and spirituality. Another floor will be dedicated to showcasing near future technologies which will transform our world by addressing challenges in areas such as health, water, food, transportation, and energy, while the final floor will give children with their own world to explore, and challenges to complete, on their way to becoming ‘future heroes.’

The Palm Tower
The Palm Tower in Dubai will be the ultimate luxury hotel
Image courtesy of Dubai Experience

Palm Jumeriah already has some of the world’s most stunning residential properties, retail attractions and leisure facilities as well as luxury hotels and resorts operated by some of the most prestigious names in hospitality. When the 52-storey tower opens, it will have 289 guest rooms and suites (as part of The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, which will occupy the first 18 floors of the tower), plus 432 luxury residences, a 50th-floor infinity pool, a new restaurant (Sushisamba) and The View, a public observatory, opening in March 2021.

The SkyWalk
The Skywalk Dubai will be one of the most adventurous attractions in Dubai
The Skywalk will not be for the faint-hearted

At a lofty 200-metres above street level, the Skywalk will invite intrepid guests to walk out onto a 30-metre cantilever, jutting out from the 200-metre high observation deck. While details are still thin on the ground for this open-air experience, what we know is that it will be set on the sky bridge connecting the two Sky View Towers. he dual towered project will have 531 apartment residences and a 169-room luxury five-star hotel. The residents and guests will have access to facilities such as Basketball Court, BBQ Area, Golf Court, Gym, and a wide range of restaurants to dine at!

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