Falconcity of Wonders
|Falconcity of Wonders|
|فالكون ستي أوف وندورز|
Official Logo of Falconcity of Wonders
|Architectural style||The shape falcon with its outstretched wings|
|Location||Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates|
|Design and construction|
|Developer||Salem Ahmad AlMoosa Enterprises|
The Falconcity of Wonders, announced in 2005, is a project being built in Dubai that will feature life-size replicas of the seven wonders of the world such as the Egyptian pyramids, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, and other famous monuments such as the Eiffel Tower, the Taj Mahal and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It is a part of Dubailand, covering an area of 100 acres (400,000 m2) with an estimated cost of $36.5 billion. The shape of a falcon as part of a smart city project that originally included a university, hotels, a convention center and villas is based on a design concept of a well reputed US architect.
The project was supposed to be spread over an area more than 40,000,000 square feet (3,700,000 m2) and would combine various commercial, residential, educational and leisure amenities with entertainment facilities, apartments, villas, shopping malls, hotels, restaurants, health clubs and spas, and schools and parks.
The construction work on Falconcity of Wonders was delayed due to the effects of the global financial crisis in 2009, but in June 2013, it was announced that the work will be resumed. Although Phase 1 and 2 of the project are in progress with over 350 villas already constructed, Falconcity of Wonders is not likely to be completed before 2020, according to market observers.