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Dubai - home to world’s first domed city

It was recently announced that Dubai will be home to the world’s first domed city and gigantic mall.



Referred to as “Mall of the World” this project aims to produce an city which can be utilised entirely without being exposed to outdoor conditions.

According to Dubai Holding, the Sheikh's property arm, "Mall of the World" will be:

An integrated pedestrian city ... offering a wide range of leisure, retail, cultural, wellness, recreation and hospitality options under one roof.

[The centrepiece will be] the largest indoor theme park in the world, which will be covered by a glass dome that will be open during the winter months. The project will also house the largest shopping mall in the world with an area of 8 million square feet ... Additional districts within the project will include a wellness dedicated zone catering to medical tourists, a cultural celebration district as well as a wide range of hospitality options ...

The idea of using domed and/or environmentally-controlled cities to deal with hostile climates is a common science-fictional one - and now one becoming reality on a large scale, it would seem.

According to the CEO of Dubai Holding: "It will be built using state-of-the-art technology to reduce energy consumption and carbon footprint, ensuring high levels of environmental sustainability and operational efficiency.”


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