Dubai never ceases to surprise us with new extravagant projects. In 2006, the Dubai government launched Dubai World Central is planned to house over one million people. Nine years later, the ambitious project has been rebranded as Dubai South.
Sheikh Mohammed has just issued a law requiring the 145 square km city to be renamed. The vision for the city must be carried out as the exact manifestation of the urban and societal themes outlined in the Dubai Plan 2021, that Sheikh Mohamed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum created himself.
The chairman of the Dubai Aviation City Corporation announced the new name stating, “Over the decades, Dubai’s leadership and its people have worked together to transform the emirate into one of the world’s most desirable destinations.”
“The Government of Dubai has been working to build a new destination – which we are naming today ‘Dubai South’ – where individuals can empower themselves to achieve their legitimate aspirations to the greater good of society.”
“The name is iconic, and will become instantly recognizable for years to come. Dubai South is the emirate’s flagship urban project that will set benchmarks for the rest of the emirate in terms of manifesting the themes of happiness as set out in Dubai Plan 2021.”
Upon completion Dubai South will hold the World Expo 2020 site, the biennial Dubai Airshow and the now-operational Al Maktoum International Airport. The airport will be fully complete in 2022 and will be the world’s largest with a capacity of 16 million tones of cargo and 220 million passengers per year. There will also be a grand selection of retail, restaurant and residential openings. The manmade city will generate over half a million jobs for Emiratis and people worldwide.