The most memorable projects of 2021 in the UAE

The most memorable projects of 2021 in the UAE

This past 2021 was a landmark year in many ways for the UAE. A lot of travel, cultural, and residential projects were launched and completed in Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the Northern Emirates. If you’re planning to buy property in Dubai, we’ll tell you about the most interesting and promising options.


Innovative breakthroughs and iconic landmarks

2021 has continued the trend toward progress. New skyscrapers have exceeded existing ones in height and the UAE Government has announced many new projects. Let’s look a bit more at those projects that have every chance to achieve cult status.

The most memorable projects of 2021 in the UAE

"Eye of Dubai" (Ain Dubai)

The long-awaited opening of the Eye of Dubai, the world's tallest Ferris wheel, took place on October 21, 2021, at Bluewaters Island. The city’s residents and guests had the opportunity to see the emirate from 250-meters up and enjoy breathtaking views. All tickets for the next few days were booked the days before and after the opening ceremony.

You can visit the remarkable attraction daily from 12:00 to 22:00.

The Museum of the Future

The Museum of the Future is one of the most long-awaited projects in Dubai. This futuristic building is located on Sheikh Bin Zayed Road, the longest street in the metropolis. The main characteristics are its design and assembly principle. The 1,024-piece object was built in just 18 months using robotic arms. The AED 500,000,000 ($13,600,000, ¥86,700,000) outer shell of the museum is more than 17,000 m2 and is covered in Arabic calligraphy. It’s illuminated by solar-powered LED lamps at night. The museum combines elements of an exhibition, an immersive theater, and a themed attraction.

The opening ceremony took place on February 23, 2022. The museum is open daily from 10:00 to 16:00.

World Expo 2020 (Dubai Expo 2020)

Despite the delays caused by the pandemic, the exhibition opened in 2021 in a big way. On 438 hectares, there are 192 unique pavilions, which were created by more than 200 employees.

One of the main attractions of the exhibition was Al Wasl Plaza, a giant dome with fountains, waterfalls, parks and courtyards with palm trees under its shadow. More than 600 startups and small businesses from all over the world competed for a place in this amazing location.

The grand opening of Al Wasl Plaza took place on January 30, 2021.

Reem Mall

A large Boutique Mall is on Al Reem Island in Abu Dhabi. Despite this, a much more impressive project is about to be launched here. The new gallery Reem Mall has every chance to beat its predecessor in all measures.

There’ll be more than 450 stores, a hypermarket, 2 food courts, and a multiplex cinema in the Reem Mall. There’ll also be an indoor snow amusement park called Snow Abu Dhabi, that’s about 4 times the size of Ski Dubai.

Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi (Abu Dhabi Hindu Temple)

The idea of building the first Hindu temple, the Abu Dhabi Hindu Temple, reflects the religious tolerance and multiculturalism of the UAE population. According to the plan, it’s a complex consisting of a sanctuary constructed using marble and sandstone, and community centers. In 2021, the foundation was laid. Now, the temple is under construction. It’s expected to be completed by 2023.

Al Qana

The construction of a new entertainment complex in Abu Dhabi is scheduled for after the end of the month of Ramadan. Al Qana will be located on the bank of a 2.6 km long canal and will have an aquarium, an e-sports academy, and interesting recreational locations. The artificial pond will be home to more than 300 species of fish and 46,000 living organisms.

Residential communities and properties

Falcon Island

The Dubai developer Al Hamra will launch an AED 1,000,000,000 ($272,000,000, ¥1,700,000,000) project in the Al Hamra Village residential community. This area will also have its own shopping center, yacht club, and hotels.

Construction is scheduled to start in the 2nd quarter of 2022 and it’s expected to be completed after 24‒28 months. The project has 501 villas with 2 to 7 bedrooms. The cost of residential properties starts from AED 1,200,000 ($326,700,000, ¥2,800,000). The current prices for apartments in Dubai can be found in the Emirates.Estate website’s catalog.

Fairmont Marina Residences Abu Dhabi

Fairmont Marina Residences is in Abu Dhabi on the coast of the Persian Gulf. This is a multifunctional complex of 2 38-story towers. A luxurious 5-star hotel and residences are located there.

Residents of this community will be able to enjoy numerous modern amenities near the sea. This will turn your stay here into a unique and unforgettable holiday.

First, the project was supposed to commission in March 2020 but the opening was delayed.

Ciel Dubai

Dubai already has the tallest hotel in the world, the 356-meter Gevora building. Nevertheless, the city is launching a project that will surpass the previous record holder. According to the CEO of the First Group company, the Ciel Tower construction at Dubai Marina continues and will reach 360 meters in height.

The hotel will provide its customers with 1,209 luxury hotel suites and serviced residences on 82 levels with a 360-degree glass observation deck.

The most memorable projects of 2021 in the UAE

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