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Etihad Museum $75 – Limited to 40 participantsA dynamic 21st century museum, Etihad Museum is focused on inspiring its visitors with the story of the founding of the UAE. The 25,000 m2 landmark is befittingly located at the very place where the UAE was founded in 1971. Through a unique visitor journey, the various pavilions house experience-driven exhibitions, interactive programmes and education initiatives that explore the chronology of events that culminated in the unification of the Emirates in 1971, with a key emphasis on the period between 1968 and 1974. The programmes also aim to educate visitors about the nation’s constitution, in particular – the rights, privileges and responsibilities that it bestows upon the people of the UAE. The new 26,000-m² museum and associated buildings celebrate the union of the Emirates in 1971. The museum will focus on the years 1968 to 1974, with the political and social context of how the union of the truciate states came about and how they subsequently flourished. The site consists of both restored and reconstructed historic buildings and a new pavilion entrance in the form of a scroll with seven inclined columns representing the pen used to sign the constitution document. The museum contains permanent and temporary galleries, an auditorium, teaching spaces, cafes, as well as administration and many back-of-house functions. he fast-tracked project also includes an extensive plaza and the provision of both underground and surface parking. Union House, where the treaty was signed, is being restored to its original form along with structural upgrades. The structure of the nearby guesthouse is being re-built and its fittings and furnishings being restored to their original condition. The curved Ministers building is being re-built on its original location and will serve as a VIP function space. The museum is located below ground and connects the pavilion, guesthouse, and Minister’s building. Landscaping surrounding the historic site will be restored to its original look from 1971. The new water feature edge matches the original shoreline from 1971. Further, a new 123 m flagpole has been constructed to replace the existing landmark flagpole, which is located in the middle of the excavation.
Dubai Water Canal $75 – Limited to 40 participantsThe Dubai Water Canal Project is an extension of Deira Creek, linking Business Bay to the Arabian Gulf. Unveiled on 2 October 2013 and inaugurated on 9 November 2016, the project took 36 months to complete without any delays at a cost of 2.762 Billion Dirhams. 3.2 Kilometres long with a varying width between 80 and 120 meters, the canal includes 3 Flyovers and one directional link (Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Wasl Road & Jumeirah Road) with a total of 31 lanes. Three Iconic Pedestrian Bridges can also be found along the Canal which is lined with walkways, jogging and cycling tracks along with a plaza with seating and recreation areas. The canal navigation channel is 4 meters deep at low tide with a height clearance of 8.5 meters and allows for boats with a maximum length of 32 meters. The story of Dubai Creek was started by Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum in the late 1950s. Sheikh Rashid widened and deepened the creek bringing prosperity to the City and the story continues in the 21st Century through the Business Bay Canal. Now, ships can enter the Creek at Al Ras and exit in Jumeirah passing through Business Bay and Dubai Water Canal. The canal also contributes to conserving the environment by enhancing the water circulation in the Dubai creek, Business bay and the canal itself significantly by 33% and circulation frequency by 4 times per year. While enhancing the weather in the area and expanding green areas, the canal allows navigation on the creek from al Ras to Jumeriah with an expected 4 Million passengers to utilise the available Marine Transport by 2030 which is equivalent to 2.9 Million Vehicle Trips Adding another remarkable leisure destination attracting about 30 million visitors per year to Dubai, The Dubai Water Canal Project, an innovative idea of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum aims to create a new touristic and recreational hub in Dubai.
Burj Khalifa $75 – Limited to 40 participantsWorld’s tallest building. A living wonder. Stunning work of art. Incomparable feat of engineering. Burj Khalifa is all that. In concept and execution, Burj Khalifa has no peer. More than just the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa is an unprecedented example of international cooperation, symbolic beacon of progress, and an emblem of the new, dynamic and prosperous Middle East. Burj Khalifa comprises a record-breaking 330,000 cubic meters (11.6 million cubic feet) of concrete; 39,000 m/t of reinforced steel; 103,000 square meters (1.1 million square feet) of glass; and, 15,500 square meters (166,800 square feet)of embossed stainless steel. It took 22 million man hours to build the tower. The technical visit to the Burj Khalifa will include a guided tour “At the Top” followed by a presentation on the Burj Khalifa project and a Q&A session at Level 123.