|Client||Meydan Group | ICD | Ithra Dubai | RTA | Dubai Municipality | Nakheel|
|Project Size||592 mil sqft | 55 mil sqm|
|Services||Master planning, pre-development studies|
Meydan is the visionary concept of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai. The project represents the culmination of his vision to create not just a venue for horse racing, but also to position Dubai at the center of a competitive global business stage by creating an integrated city that is sustainable, innovative, and environmentally responsible. The Meydan and AE7 team work collaboratively on delivering the developments and investment plots within the Nad Al Sheba area of Dubai into one singular vision. The entire Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBR) city will span 47 million square feet, and feature several development projects by Meydan. MBR city will eventually be home to a population of 286,000 living within its many residential areas, including: District 1, Meydan Horizon, District 11 (which encompasses Meydan Heights South), and the transit-oriented development, District 7.
The entire development will be complete with an internal public transit system and also will become a key transportation hub for all of Dubai, as well as the other Emirates. This state-of-the-art transportation system combines highways and rapid transport and will significantly shorten travel times between MBR city and all areas of Dubai. The planned Dubai Metro expansion, to be complete by 2030, will include 197 stations across Dubai, with three lines and several stations passing through MBR city. The metro will connect passengers with the planned Etihad rail, which will connect the seven Emirates via a 1,200-kilometer rail network. This rail network is part of a wider GCC network that will eventually link the Emirates with other GCC countries. Etihad rail’s central stop in Dubai will be located within MBR District 7, providing residents and commuters with an alternative mode of domestic and regional transport. Residents and visitors to MBR City and Meydan will also have access to world-class attractions. Premium leisure and sporting attractions, such as Meydan racecourse, golf course, and tennis academy are at the center of the development. A shopping mall with a retractable roof will be located within Meydan One, which includes the world’s longest ski slope, spanning 1.2 kilometers from top to bottom. Just outside the ski slope, visitors will discover a water park, a heritage village, and the world’s largest dancing water fountain. This project connects, elevates, and delights, offering the unexpected and creating an experience that can only be found in Dubai.