Published on : Saturday, October 15, 2016
Sheikh Mohammed took a tour of the park, took around 36 months to complete, together with Shaikh Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, and Shaikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai. The park was originally scheduled to receive tourists by the end of 2014.
The size of the park is 1.5 million square feet and can host up to 12,000 visitors per day. It was funded with $51.71 billion U.S. dollars and private equity provided by Ilyas and Mustafa Galadari Group.
Acknowledging massive development witnessed by the tourism, entertainment and hospitality sectors, Shaikh Mohammad pointed out that these sectors are key economic foundations that support UAE Vision 2021 and National Agenda, which aim to make the UAE the region’s capital for economy, tourism and trade.