9 New Things to Look Forward to in Dubai for 2019

We had a lot of new things coming our way in 2018 in Dubai. Things look as promising in 2019 with a slew of new attractions, hotels and other interesting events coming to Dubai. Check out our roundup of the 9 most exciting new things to look forward to this 2019 in Dubai!

One more year has flown by, during which there were many exciting additions to the world of travel and hospitality in Dubai: the world’s tallest hotel, Gevora opened up on Sheikh Zayed Road, Caesars Palace and Emerald Palace by Kempinski redefined luxury hospitality on Bluewaters Island and Palm Jumeirah respectively, La Mer’s new waterpark Laguna opened up to much fan-fare, the Museum of Illusions made its way to the city and a slew of restaurants and bars opened their doors around the city. This year too we have a lot to look forward to with many new things coming to Dubai in 2019.

Here are some of the top events, attractions and activities that is sure to excite guests travelling to Dubai this year

The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

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Bibliophiles travelling to the city will certainly love this new attraction in Dubai! In what is seen as an unprecedented cultural phenomenon in the UAE, the seven-storey Mohammed bin Rashid Library, designed to resemble an open book sitting on a rehl – a traditional lectern which holds the Quran, is currently under construction at the Dubai Culture Village . When complete – it will be home to over 4.5 million books from around the world!

Dubai Arena

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It’s show time in Dubai! There will be a whole new state-of-the-art facility to catch your favourite artists performing live once the Dubai Arena opens its doors to the public this year in Dubai’s City Walk. With a massive capacity accommodating up to 17,000 people, the fully-air-conditioned venue comes with an automated seating design, which can easily be adapted for a wide variety of events including live concerts, tournaments, meetings, gala dinners and much more.

Madame Tussauds

Madan Tussauds will be coming soon to Dubai

One more Insta-friendly thing that guests travelling to Dubai will soon be able to do is to post pictures of them posing with their favourite celebrities from around the world. The renowned wax museum, Madame Tussauds will soon open their very first outlet in Dubai and while there is certainly a lot of mystery about the celebrity figures that will be unveiled here, we can expect to see wax tributes to some of the most well-known celebrities from around the world right here in Dubai.

Ain Dubai

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The Largest Ferris Wheel in the world, Ain Dubai will soon be opening to the public in the trendy, new hotspot – Bluewaters Island, Dubai. This will be the tallest observation deck in the world, which would be the perfect vantage point to for visitors coming to Dubai take in the views of the stunning city skyline.

Phantom of the Opera

Phantom of the Opera is a highly awaited new attraction coming to the Dubai Opera in 2019

The worldwide theatre sensation, Phantom of the Opera will be making a debut at the Dubai Opera this year in autumn, your guests can catch Andrew Lloyd Webber’s iconic musical, which has won more than 70 major theatrical awards, including seven Tony Awards on Broadway, right here in Dubai

O Beach Ibiza

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The famous beach club from the island destination is making its way to Dubai this year and is set to shake up the party scene in the city. Those who love to shake a leg to the most trendy music around will certainly enjoy grooving to the DJ’s tunes at this soon to be opened beach club in Dubai at an as yet undisclosed location.

Sky 2.0

There will soon be a new party central in Dubai

The ultimate party destination in Beirut is coming soon to Dubai this 2019! The soon to be launched super club in Dubai Design District will be taking the coveted spot opposite BASE and is set to redefine the party scene in the emirate. If your guests love to see some of the best DJ’s from around the world in live action this is definitely the place to be.

W Dubai, The Palm

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One of the most anticipated new hotel openings of 2019 is definitely the swanky new beach resort that will be unveiled on the Palm Jumeirah. W Dubai, The Palm, has already garnered international interest thanks to its unique design, wide selection of international dining outlets and enviable location on the crescent of the iconic Palm Jumeirah islands.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira

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The very first Mandarin Oriental hotel to be opened in the UAE, this internationally renowned hospitality group’s arrival in Dubai is definitely something the entire world is looking forward to. With its private beach stretch on one of Dubai’s most famous beaches, Jumeirah, and its incredibly well designed interiors, this property is definitely one that will entice guests travelling to the UAE this year!

And that’s our list!

For more information on new and exciting things coming to the UAE, Oman and Jordan, stay tuned to your favourite DMC partner, Desert Adventures Tourism.

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