Dubai’s $5 billion Moon shot project

by Editor

According to Canadian architectural firm and intellectual property licensor Moon World Resorts Inc. (MWR), Dubai might have a $5 billion (AED18 billion) moon building in the shape of a resort.

The resort was proposed and co-founded by Sandra G. Matthews and Michael R. Henderson. It is expected to be constructed in 48 months and will reach a height of 735 feet overall (224 metres).

Moon Dubai, when built, is anticipated to boost the economy of the emirate in fields like hospitality, entertainment, tourist attractions, education, technology, the environment, and space tourism, according to Henderson.

The “moon,” Dubai’s most recent construction endeavour, may boost the nation’s economy.
Source of the picture: Moon World Resorts Inc.
According to Moon World Resorts’ Mathews and Henderson, “Moon Dubai will be the largest and most successful modern-day tourism project within the entire MENA region, doubling annual tourism visitations to Dubai based on its global appeal, brand awareness, and unique multiple integrated offerings.” It can “comfortably accommodate 10 million annual visitors,” they added.

A “lunar colony” will encircle the resort’s lunar surface, which will allow 2.5 million visitors a year to experience reasonably priced space travel in Dubai.

The emirate’s economy will be significantly impacted by “Moon Dubai,” according to Henderson. This includes tourism, transportation, commercial and residential real estate, infrastructure, financial services, aviation and space, energy, MICE, agriculture, technology, and, of course, education. Henderson also said that this will “firmly plant the UAE flag into the forefront of space exploration,” attracting millions of space enthusiasts from around the world to explore all that Dubai has to offer.

The resort’s emphasis is on cutting-edge engineering, design, architecture, and technology. The moon will serve as a training ground for astronauts from several space agencies.

In addition, Moon Dubai intends to include exclusive “Sky Villas,” which will be referred to as the private dwelling at moon, with the opulent residences placed internally within the primary superstructure disc buildings.

About 300 homes will be for sale, and owners of the sky villas will have access to Moon’s elite private members club, according to Henderson.

What does it provide guests?
Visitors to the Moon might make use of a spa and wellness area, a nightclub, event centre, international meeting place, lounge, and an internal “moon shuttle,” the specifics of which have not yet been made public.

“MWR is currently organising a global road-show series for 2023 to introduce Moon to possible regional licensees. One of these shows will take place in the MENA area, maybe in Dubai, UAE; other prospective locations include Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and Kuwait, according to Henderson.

“A one year pre-development programme will be begun followed by a four year build out programme,” he continued, “after the single MENA regional licence has been completed and the exact location has been determined.”

It is suggested that Moon Dubai operate under a gold LEED certification, a 5-star built-out standard, and an operational 5-diamond resort standard.

Four Moon destination resorts (also known as regional licences) are expected to be licenced by MWR, one in each of the following regions: North America, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and Asia.

The UAE is currently researching business potential related to celestial bodies, developing satellite communications technology, and implementing the most recent space technologies for use on Earth.

The nation recently set aside $820 million to support its ambitious space aspirations, with the first goal of constructing satellites.

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