Dubai Meydan One project’s record breakers

The Meydan One project in Dubai is set to break five world records.

Above, a night time rendering of The Dubai One tower which will have the highest observation deck at 655 metres and highest sky restaurant at 675 metres when built. Courtesy The Meydan City Corporation
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The Meydan One project in Dubai, unveiled this evening, is big in every respect. So big in fact the developer envisages it breaking not just one record, but five when the project is scheduled for completion before 2020.

The record breakers are:

■ the world's longest indoor ski slope at 1.2 kilometres. The current record is at AlpinCenter in Bottrop/Germany at 640 metres.

■ the largest dancing fountain reaching over 420m long. The Dubai Fountain currently holds the record at 275m long.

■ the world's tallest residential tower. The World One in India, currently on construction, is expected to reach 442m and become the world's tallest residential tower when completed in 2016.

■ the world's highest 360-degree observation deck at 655m. Burj Khalifa's At The Top Sky currently holds the record at 555m above the ground.

■ a sky restaurant at 675m high, which is a world record.

A few other numbers to come from the launch:

■ a 25,000 sq m indoor sports facility

■ a 100-berth marina

■ home to 78,300 residents

■ an 8,000-capacity venue that will host sporting events and concerts

■ a 300m beach

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