Dubai is stepping up their game in urban architecture. Their latest project called ‘Aladdin City’ takes inspiration from ‘Arabian Nights’ and the Disney animated classic ‘Aladdin’ and work has already commenced.
According to the Daily Mail, the project will consist of six towers with moving walkways connecting each of them together. The towers are designed to resemble the genie lamp and shine gold during sunlight.
While speaking to Future of Dubai, director-general Hussain Nasser Lootah was quoted saying, “We plan to start work on the project next year; we have our own funds to finance the project.”
This project was first revealed to the public in April of 2014 and is said to have spaces for both commercial and hotel properties along with parking space to accommodate 900 vehicles. The tallest tower will be around 34 stories high and the development will cover a good 1,500 feet by the Dubai Creek making it a total of 4,000 acres.
Emirates247 quoted Lootah saying, “The project aims to develop towers to be the icons of legends of the past with a touch of beauty and tourism characteristic of the city. It comes in the prime location of Dubai Creek maintaining the activities of the port heritage. The project is located outside the zone waiting to be registered with the World Heritage by UNESCO.”
The Dubai Creek location keeps Aladdin City a lot more in proximity with the world-famous Burj Khalifa which is considered the tallest building in the world today. The building has been featured in Hollywood blockbusters including Tom Cruise’s ‘Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol’.
Clearly Dubai is setting up to be the coolest city in the world. By the time this new project is completed, we may not need to take a transatlantic flight to see Disneyland because we already have our own just a short flight away!