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 Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced the establishment of what he termed a new "city" within Dubai. The complex is to contain four components:[2]

  • Family tourism, including a park able to receive 35 million visitors yearly, the largest family leisure and entertainment complex in the Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent. The park is to be established in collaboration with Universal Studios and include more than 100 new hotels
  • Retail, including the Mall of the World, planned to be the largest shopping mall in the world[3]
  • Arts, including the largest area for art galleries in the Middle East and North Africa, "Cultural Crossing", which will connect the existing areas of Downtown Dubai (location of the world's tallest building, the Burj Khalifa) and Business Bay, to the rest of Mohammed bin Rashid City.
  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • The biggest swimming pool in the world - 40 acres big[4]


Drawings presented by the Sheikh in November 2012 show that the development covers all the empty land bordered by:

In addition the complex is shown as including the Mohammad bin Rashid Gardens as well as the existing Downtown Dubai/Burj Khalifa and Business Bay developments.[2]


District One (D1) in Dubai