Dubai’s Meydan One next-generation lifestyle and retail destination is on track for its launch in early 2020 with 60% of structural work already completed.
The project in Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City is Dubai’s latest centrepiece development combining retail, hospitality, entertainment and leisure experiences.
Meydan One will integrate indoor and outdoor spaces featuring key attractions such as a 1-kilometre ski slope, a heritage village, white sandy beach and water park, hotels and hotel apartments, as well as the largest dancing water fountain in the world.
Fahad Kazim, Vice President – Meydan Malls, Meydan Group, said: “We are changing the way the Middle East thinks of mall concepts today. Meydan One has been envisioned as a ‘place for everyone’, which means it seeks to accommodate varied needs and expectations.
“We are doing this through collaborating with the community to create a highly-integrated multifunctional hub for all nationalities and segments of the population. In addition, we are aiming to ensure that the space has a significant layer of digitisation to allow us to connect with consumer needs in a wholly unique way.”
Meydan One will host 580 retail stores including 30 anchor stores and 80 flagship luxury stores, 190 dining outlets and a 13,200-square metre hypermarket. These will be located across indoor and outdoor spaces oriented by a retractable sky lit atrium space named the “Canyon” measuring 160 metres by 100 metres.
Erik Hokanson, Design Director, AE7, the full-service architectural firm behind the development of Meydan One, said: “As the destination materializes, we are seeing its unique elements coming together to deliver an all-encompassing lifestyle hub. Right from the planning to its construction, Meydan One incorporates progressive and sustainable design to align with Dubai’s iconic infrastructure and vision to be at the centre of the global tourism and business landscape.”
Meydan One will house a multipurpose civic plaza with a capacity to host 30,000 people at any given time. Another key attraction within the development, the dancing water fountain, will span 380 metres in length enhanced by a choreographed three-dimensional water field and digital colour array. In addition, an 8.2-kilometre Crystal Lagoon within Meydan One will feature over 500-metres of white sandy beaches.
Accessible through arterial road networks as well as public transportation options such as the Dubai Metro and Dubai Water Canal, the destination will serve as the epicentre of the Meydan One residential community, Mohammed Bin Rashid City and District One. The development is also integrated with the Meydan Racecourse.