Route 2020 and EXPO site
Mohammed Bin Rashid Library
Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park – FULL $75 – Limited to 40 participantsThe Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park was announced in January 2012 in line with the vision and directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, to enhance the sustainable development of Dubai. It also supports the Dubai Integrated Energy Strategy 2030, to diversify Dubai’s energy source and increase the share of renewable energy in the Emirate. Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is constructing the Solar Park, which is one of the largest renewable-energy projects in the region with a planned production capacity of 3,000 MW on completion in 2030. The technical visit to the Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park will include a guided tour of the Solar Park followed by a presentation on the Solar Park project and a Q&A session
Dubai Water Canal – FULL $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 – FULL $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.
Queen Elizabeth 2 – FULL $75 – Limited to 40 participantsWith a storied history spanning over 50 years, the QE2 is a former ocean liner – now docked permanently in Dubai’s maritime district. The floating museum, hotel, dining and events destination offers 224 rooms and suites; six restaurants and bars; a heritage exhibition and an eclectic selection of event venues. www.qe2.com