New ‘mini world’ tourism attractions to be built in Dubai

In continuation to promote Dubai as the city of Expo 2020 yet another wonder is being built in Dubai the tourist attraction boasting miniature recreations of iconic world landmarks including the Empire State Building, the Great Wall of China and even the Burj Khalifa is set to open in Dubai.

The attraction which may be named as “Mini World Park”, was approved by Dubai ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum this week. The attraction will also feature odes to Niagara Falls, Mount Rushmore, Rome’s Colosseum, and many other recognisable natural and manmade monuments.

The location and other details of the project are still to come

This is not the first time that Dubai has attempted to bring together some of the world’s most famous landmarks into a single tourist development. Falconcity of Wonders, announced in 2005, proposed builder larger-than-life replicas of the likes of the Taj Mahal, Eiffel Tower and the Hanging Gardens of Babylon. Eight years later though and that project has failed to get off the ground.

As part of its Expo 2020 bid, Dubai Municipality this week unveiled a number of other new projects.

The Al Mamzar Corniche Beach development, opposite the incomplete Palm Deira, will add up to 60,000 sqm of new public beaches in Dubai and is expected to open in the first quarter of next year.

A new Maritime Museum, in the shape of a nautical snail, will overlook Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary and will cost AED35m ($9.5m) to build.

The Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Library project, which will take the form of an open book, and will act as a new central library. Spread across nine floors, the library will accommodate more than 1m books on display and a further 1.2m in storage.