DUBAI Developments & Attractions
General Area Attraction News - (9/4/22) Dubai’s Global Village has announced the arrival of a new attraction being simply called “Big Balloon”. As you might expect, it is a ride up into the sky on a 20-passenger tethered giant balloon offering beautiful 360º views of the surrounding area. Look for Big Balloon to open on October 25, 2022. I imagine this will be similar, if not exactly the same experience, as the Aerophile balloon ride at Walt Disney World’s Disney Springs.
???? - Marsa Al Arab - Announced - (6/30/19) Seems the previous plans have been changed and instead of the big island with a marine park, new Wild Wadi waterpark and more, they are now planning on a smaller island that may just contain a large new hotel structure and replacement marina. I don’t know for sure, but it sounds like the existing Wild Wadi waterpark may be staying where it is for now, but it is hard to say as delays to the project will also ensure it misses the previous 2020 opening date, and are now probably looking more at 2022 or 2023 for anything, land clearing in the marina has just begun earlier this year.