Monday, January 19, 2009

Dubailand's Development Struggle

Dubailand is having a hard time getting things off the ground for the 3 billion square feet of attractions and development planned for the Dubai mega project.

Originally to open in phases starting in 2007, the project has been pushed back to a phase 1 opening of 2010, and many don't believe there's any chance for that.

Most projects, including a slew of theme parks, have yet to even break ground. One park that seemed to be mostly a "go" was Universal Studios Dubai, but now even that's said to have been delayed over two years to 2012.

Other projects, such as the Snowdome, an massive indoor ski slope, have been shelved for the time being.

It looks like if many of these projects ever do some to light, it will be a long time before that happens.

Here's a good article on the subject.