11 New Attractions Coming Up In The UAE In 2020

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UAE boasts a huge list of attractions, but that’s not all! There are more new attractions in the UAE you can expect in the coming years and we’re sure it’s only getting bigger and better.

While 2018 saw the world’s first floating hotel, Dubai frame, Warner Bros and a few more, 2020 also has an impressive list. From a zombie theme park to a massive library and London’s famous wax museum, here are new attractions in the UAE you must look forward to.

1. Zombie Theme Park

One of the most awaited attractions in the UAE, this one’s a treat for Zombie lovers. Nakheel Malls in association with Sharjah Golf and Shooting Club is launching a spooky Zombie theme park in Deira Islands. Spread across 65,000 sq feet, the park will boast several attractions including paintball games, 9D cinema, axe throw games, laser tag and more. And that’s not all! The park also has live act featuring Zombies that glow-in-the-dark. Now, that’s perfect enough to get spooked, isn’t it? The park also features shops, a private party room, and a zombie themed restaurant.

When: Expected to open in 2020

Credits: arabianbusiness.com

2. The View at The Palm

The Palm Towers in Dubai will soon let you swim in the sky! Wondering how? The city’s highest roof-top infinity pool is coming to The View at the Palm and its for everyone who fancy swimming with a view. The pool will hold over 930,000 liters of water. Apart from the breath-taking pool the tower will also feature restaurants, residences, and a viewing deck for the public.

When: 2020

Credits: Nakheel.com

Credits: Nakheel.com

3. Mohammad Bin Rashid Library

The Mohammed bin Rashid Library was announced in 2016, to mark the Year of Reading. The massive building is said to resemble an open book, placed on a rehl – a lectern which holds the Quran. The seven storeys tall structure is visible from the creek, giving water taxi commuters a sneak peek of its progress. Once complete, the library will have more than 4.5 million printed and e-books, and several arenas and a lecture theatre with a seating capacity of 500.

When: 2019

4. Madame Tussauds

You no longer have to travel to London to see the Madamme Tussauds. Dubai will soon get its very own wax museum, nestled on the Bluewaters, the island development off The Beach at JBR. The museum will be owned and operated by Merlin, the company which manages Legoland Dubai. However, details about who the Dubai Tussauds will feature remains unavailable.

When: 2020

Credits: facebook.com/pg/officialmadametussaudslondon

Credits: facebook.com/pg/officialmadametussaudslondon

5. Museum of Future

One of the most spoken about attractions in the UAE, the large fish-shaped silver structure has been the centre of attraction on Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road for long now. The Museum of Future is slowly inching towards completion, and its quite evident. When complete, the destination will serve as a platform for future inventions.

When: 2020

Credits: Museum of Future Facebook

Credits: Museum of Future Facebook

6. Cityland Mall

The brain behind Dubai’s Miracle Garden and Butterfly garden are now coming up with a new mall in the city and it definitely is one of the eye-catchy attractions in the UAE. The Cityland mall is Dubai’s first nature-inspired mall, complete with a wide range of flora. The mall is expected to open next year. Meanwhile, Carrefour is the first store to open in the new mall.

The new hypermarket sprawls across 109,000 sq ft and lets you pick fruits, vegetables, meat, fish and much more, while chilling on Mother Nature’s lap. Isn’t that awesome? The hypermarket also boasts a healthy kitchen aisle, on-the-go food counters and cuisines from across the world.

Credits: CityLand Mall Website

And we also have two in Abu Dhabi….

7. Snow Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi will soon boast the world’s largest snow park, which is four times bigger than Ski Dubai. The park, set to open in the Reem island will boast 13 fun rides including Flurries’ Mountain, a snowflake garden and a Crystal Carousel. The park will maintain a temperature of -2° C with a snow depth of 500mm. Lastly, the park will also house 450 stores and 100 dining options as well as a range of entertainment venues.

When: 2020

Credits: Construction weekonline.com

8. Guggenheim Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi will soon be home to an art museum – Guggenheim. Reflecting the Islamic and middle-eastern cultures, the museum is said to be an imitation of the Guggenheim Foundation in New York. Tourism Abu Dhabi, recently confirmed that work is well under progress. However, a launch date has not been finalised as yet.

Credits: Guggenheim.org

Credits: Guggenheim.org

9. Ain Dubai

Ain Dubai, the world’s tallest observation wheel is coming to Dubai ahead of Expo 2020. The wheel is touted to be taller than the observation wheels in London (135 meters) and Las Vegas (167 metres). Towering at a height of 250 metres, the wheel can carry 1,400 passengers at a time across 48 double-glazed capsules. Six of the capsules will have a licensed bar, while a few others will be decked with a private dining.

Credits: Meraas.com

10. National Aquarium- Abu Dhabi

The largest aquarium in the Middle East- The National Aquarium is all set to open in 2020. The new Aquarium is all set to enthrall the marine enthusiasts with its 10-zone gigantic structure measuring over 7000 square meters. With its expansive structure, it is expected to host about a million visitors every year. Visitors will witness an exorbitant 33,000 marine creatures with 250 species on display, including UAE’s largest reptile- a seven-metre long python.

11. Bungee Jumping In Ras Al Khaimah

Jebel Jais is adding another feather to its adventure sporting cap in 2020. Adventure enthusiasts can bungee jump from 1500 meters above the sea level with a free fall of 8 meters. Imagine diving down the highest mountains of UAE with the winter wind blowing on your face. This is truly an experience of its kind that we cannot wait to embrace. Add this to your bucket list this winter!

Vaishnavi Venkataraman
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