Record-breaking Dubai complex has indoor ski slope and 711-meter tower

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By Maureen O'Hare, CNN

Updated 1607 GMT (2307 HKT) August 5, 2015













(CNN)If your building project is to make an impact in Dubai, it'd better be big, bold and beat all the rest.

Meydan One, the Dubai-based Meydan Group's extravagant new leisure, retail, residential and hotel complex unveiled on Monday, plans to break not one but five world records by the time construction is finished in 2020.

There's the world's tallest residential tower and highest 360-degree observation deck (711 meters), highest restaurant (675 meters), largest dancing fountain (420 meters) and longest indoor ski slope (1.2 kilometers long and 180 meters high).

Dubai's ski enthusiasts should be happy, as snow is in short supply in the Gulf emirate where summer temperatures can reach 45 C (113 F).

Visitors and residents can also cool off at the Crystal Lagoon water park, a 100-berth marina and 300 meters of sandy beach.

Meydan One Mall -- because of course there's a mall -- will be home to 652 stores.

Walking through its many aisles should offer the site's planned 78,300 residents entertainment and exercise enough, but there's also a 25,000-square-meter indoor sports facility and 8,000-capacity venue.

The estimated $8.6 billion scheme is scheduled for completion in time for the UAE's hosting of World EXPO 2020, with construction already underway.

New Dubai leisure complex will beat five world records - CNN.com
 
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I've read somewhere that Dubai is building a 4D city which would be a phenomenon in terms of structures. I couldn't imagine that a desert would be that progressive with skyscrapers to boot. And their tallest building (Burj Al Arab if I'm not mistaken) is a wonder when it comes to structures. Like the Petronas in Kuala Lumpur, that hotel building by the sea is the landmark of Dubai. Truly wonderful if the money is put into construction instead of in weaponry for war.
 
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Wow, that is so futurisic. I think that is really amazing and ultra modern. I might have to put Dubai on my must visit list. It certainly seems like it has a number of things that would be worthwhile to see and visit. I have also heard they have awesome shopping which is really great as far as I am conerned.
 
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