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Tallest building in the world, man-made Islands in the sea, indoor ski slope, Dubai has it all. Dubai has now turned to opera and art to boost tourism.
Dubai had entered the global stage with a series of extravagant projects, but, was subdued for some time now, owing to crippling debt crisis. But, it has now revived plans for launch of an Opera House and Modern Art Museum, aimed at boosting tourism in the emirate.
The entertainment complex will feature an opera house, art galleries, modern art museum, residential housing, and two new hotels, the government announced.
The Dubai Ruler, H.H. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, in a statement, mentioned that the cultural accomplishments of a nation defines its individuality and character.
Dubai's infrastructural framework will be strengthened through such projects for promoting cultural initiatives, he added. The initial plans for the dune-shaped 'Opera House and Cultural Centre', designed by Zaha Hadid, the British architect, was to build it along an island in Dubai Creek. But the plan was shelved by Sama Dubai, as it slashed projects in 2009.
The new project as of now is a square, glass-enclosed structure positioned along the edge of an existing man-made lake in Downtown shopping and residential district, located off the Burj Lake by Emaar Properties.
The new cultural centre architecture will integrate streets, plazas, courtyards, colonnades, promenades, parks and alleyways, and the work is likely to commence soon. The design and architectural elements are now being finalized, and work is likely to commence soon. Dubai's neighbour Abu Dhabi, which came to the rescue of Dubai during its peak debt crisis, has itself slowed down plans to build branches of Guggenheim and Louvre Museums in Abu Dhabi, by postponing completion dates by a couple of years.
The Gulf Arab region already houses the Royal Opera House in Muscat, an Arabesque White Complex housing Royal Oman Symphony, and Qatar Opera House.
Speaking about this latest initiative by Dubai, Art Director Sossy Dikijian, mentioned that the launch of such a platform will attract more interest in art, thereby turning Dubai into a renowned cultural hub.
Several countries have at least one such iconic project representing is arts and culture, and now it is Dubaiís turn to have one too, she said.
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