Mohammed bin Rashid City

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Coordinates: 25°07′00″N 55°17′18″E / 25.11667°N 55.28833°E / 25.11667; 55.28833 Mohammed Bin Rashid City, also known as MBR City,[1] is a planned mixed-use development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


In November 2012, the ruler of Dubai Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the establishment of what he termed a new "city" within Dubai. The complex was to contain four components:[2]

  • Family tourism, including a park established in collaboration with Universal Studios, with an annual capacity of 35 million visitors and more than 100 hotel facilities, the largest family leisure and entertainment complex in the Middle East, Africa, and Indian subcontinent;
  • Retail, featuring the largest mall in the world, the Mall of the World;
  • Arts, including the largest area for art galleries in the MENA region; and
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation.

The drawings showed the allocated land for the development to be bordered by Emirates Road, Al Khail Road and Sheikh Zayed Road. In addition the complex was shown as including the Mohammad bin Rashid Gardens as well as the existing Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa, and Business Bay developments.[2]

In 2013, Meydan and Sobha began development of District One, a low-density luxury residential estate within MBR City, as the first phase of development.[3] Crystal Lagoons also began construction of a 40-hectare lagoon, the world's largest man-made lagoon in the world.[4]

In 2019, a 7-bedroom villa in District One was sold for AED 90 million (US$24.5 million), making it the most expensive real estate property sold in Dubai.[5]


  1. ^ "MBR City will boost Dubai’s tourism", Khaleej Times, November 29, 2012
  2. ^ a b "Dubai's Mohammed Bin Rashid City: Collaboration with Universal Studios, over 100 hotel facilities; Will also boast largest mall in the world and park bigger than London's Hyde Park", Emirates 24/7, November 26, 2012
  3. ^ Kane, Frank (2 May 2013). "1,500 villas plus 7km of lagoons and beaches: Dh21bn stage one of Dubai's Mohammed Bin Rashid City". The National. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
  4. ^ Issa, Wafa (2 October 2013). "Dubai builds world's largest man-made lagoon". The National. Retrieved 8 June 2020.
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