For some time Dubai has been known for its ostentatious luxury hotels and resorts. These days, building a resort in Dubai isn’t a simple matter of providing a 5-star experience. Now it seems one has to reach for a sixth star and break world records.
Meydan One, unveiled on Monday by Dubai-based Meydan Group, the new leisure, retail, residential and hotel complex promises to break five world records by the time construction is complete in 2020.
Record one and two will be for the world’s tallest residential tower and highest 360-degree observation deck which will come in at 711 meters. Record three for the highest restaurant, coming in at a planned 675 meters. Record four for the world’s largest dancing fountain, 420 meters tall.
Finally, record five—are you ready for this—longest indoor ski slope 1.2 kilometers long and 180 meters high. Remember, Dubai is in the desert! Summer temperatures can reach 113 F.
There will also be a water park, 100-berth marina and 300 meters of beach. But if water sports (or winter sports for that matter) aren’t you thing there will be a mall complex with over 600 stores. And if that doesn’t do it for you there is an 8K person capacity indoor sports arena coming in at 25,000 square meters.
The estimated cost of the Meydan One is estimated at 8.6 billion.