Dubai has emerged as a thriving metropolitan city that has become the most popular tourist destination in the Middle East. And so If you are planning to visit Dubai in 2020, Make your trip unforgettable by visiting these upcoming attractions.
Expo 2020 Dubai: The first World Expo to be held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia are all set to welcome 190 participating countries and millions of visitors from across the globe. It will run for 173 days starting October 20, 2020. Standard tickets are Dhs120 per day.
Mohammed bin Rashid Library: The seven-story library has been designed to resemble an open book sitting on a real (a traditional lectern that holds the Quran.) When completed – sometime in 2020 – it’s expected to be the largest cultural center in the Middle East and North Africa, housing more than 4.5 million books. We’ll let you know as soon as an opening date is announced.
Meydan One: It is an integrated experiential destination that will house 550 shops and 180 restaurants. For entertainment, facilities will include a one-kilometer indoor ski slope with a 12,000 square meter winter village, super-sized crystal lagoon, pulse-racing electric go-karting track, and a giant dancing fountain. It’s opening in the second half of 2020.
Museum of the Future: First announced in 2015, the Museum is nothing short of an architectural marvel. Designed in the shape of an eye hollowed out in the middle, the outside will be covered in Arabic calligraphy. While traditionally museums showcase the past, the Museum of the Future will explore the future of science, technology, and innovation.
Ain Dubai: It’s the jewel in the crown of Bluewaters Island and at over 250 meters high, Ain Dubai will also be the world’s largest observation wheel. According to the most recent statement from developer Meraas, the wheel will be completed in time for the Expo 2020 celebrations – so that’s likely to be around October. When it does open, it’ll be able to carry up to 1,400 passengers at any one time across 48 double-glazed capsules. Some of the capsules will be private ‘fine-dining’ pods that seat up to 12, so you’ll be able to rent one for a special occasion. Six will also be licensed with their bar inside.
Madame Tussauds: While you might be able to snap a selfie with a celebrity during an off-chance meeting at The Dubai Mall or hotspots like FIVE Palm Jumeirah, you’ll have your pick of them at waxwork museum Madame Tussauds Dubai. Details of who might appear in the first Middle Eastern location, set to open on Bluewaters Island, are scant, though Madame Tussauds typically features a range of famous faces, including singers, actors, sports stars and historical figures. The London branch also has many figures from the British Royal family.