Archinect - News 2014-04-23T02:43:33-04:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/62271256/sheikh-mohammed-bin-rashid-al-maktoum-announces-plans-for-new-self-titled-mega-city-in-dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum announces plans for new self-titled mega city in Dubai Archinect 2012-11-27T17:37:00-05:00 >2012-12-09T21:06:55-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/qu/qu5shj88zm9hm290.jpg" width="342" height="342" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Named after the sheikh, Mohammed bin Rashid city will aim to harness the tourism growth in Dubai -- Dubai's official statement estimated current tourism growth at 13 percent and retail sales growth at 25 percent annually. The development plans for the new city are largely divided into four themes -- family tourism, retail, art galleries and a &ldquo;unique area that will provide an integrated environment for entrepreneurship and innovation in the region.&rdquo;</p></em><br /><br /><p> <img alt="" src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/cd/cd26ddf5f5d74d8d41cce886b8dfbaad.jpg" title=""></p>