Dubai's Meydan launches world's tallest residential tower, world's longest indoor ski slope


By By Neil Halligan

Dubai has announced plans to build a new 3,671,000 square metre leisure, residential and hospitality destination which will include the world’s tallest residential tower, an indoor ski slope three times the length of Ski Dubai and the world’s largest dancing water fountain.

1Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, on Monday launched Meydan One, a Meydan City Corporation development, which will become home to more than 78,300 residents and feature the 711 metre tall Dubai One tower, the Meydan One Mall, a civic plaza with dancing water features, a 4km canal and a 100 berth marina.

The first phase of the development, located between Meydan and Al Khail Road, is scheduled for completion before 2020, when Dubai’s population is forecast to hit 3.4 million.

The Meydan One Mall, which features a 150 metre x 80 metre retractable roof that will be opened in the winter months, will have more than 300 restaurants, cafes and kiosks, as well as flagship retailers, luxury stand-alone outlets and nightlife.

With a gross floor area of 5 million sqm, the leisure destination will feature the world’s longest indoor ski slope at 1.2km, a 25,000 sqm indoor multi-purpose sport facility, over 5.3km bicycle and jogging trails, a 9km boardwalk, the largest dancing fountain in the world reaching over 420m long, a 300m long beach, and a civic plaza to host up to 60,000 people. More info and photos