Watch the writing on the
wall: MBR City on its way

Watch the writing on the
wall: MBR City on its way

DUBAI — Enjoy, Create, Win, Savour — just some of the motiational verbs printed large on the picture-postcard-like hoardings that form the boundary line where work has begun on the ambitious multi-billion dirham Mohammed Bin Rashid City.



The vast expanse of land from which the megacity will rise, planned by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is situated between Emirates Road, Al Khail Road and Shaikh Zayed Road, and will include the Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens project.

Mohammed Bin Rashid city promos on the boundary wall of the proposed site off Al Khail Road, Dubai. — KT Photo by Leslie Pableo

When Khaleej Times visited the site on Saturday, there was no construction yet under way, but the signs were for all commuters driving past to read — perhaps on their way to the races at Meydan. Besides the signs that confirm the project is set to take off, there was not much more than the odd cement heap, and a few large iron pipes on the tumbleweed-riddled white sand.

The project is described as the biggest real estate joint venture in the region. The cost of it is yet unknown but on the list are plans to build the world’s biggest shopping mall, a Universal family theme park and a park that is a third bigger than Hyde Park in London. The plans for the megacity also include the largest area for arts galleries in the Middle East and North Africa.

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