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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 4 March 2021

UAE megaprojects 2019: new developments in Abu Dhabi and Dubai

Take a look at the progress of the country's major projects

There's no denying that the ongoing transformation of the UAE's skyline is something remarkable – even for those who prefer the countryside to urban habitats.

From new entertainment districts to towers which will again be making a mark in the Guinness World Records, the evolution of the landscape continues apace.

And for those who need a reminder of just how far the country's development has come, take a look at the historic photos from the 1960s, when Abu Dhabi was a collection of huts surrounding the palace, Qasr Al Hosn, while Dubai's dwellings hugged the creek and little else.

Now the country is on the cusp of generating electricity via a nuclear power plant, airports are expanding and the journey time between Abu Dhabi and Dubai could be cut to 12 minutes.

Instead of resting on what is already here, there is plenty more to come on the back of new technologies and innovation, which is being embraced by the country's leaders.

Updated: April 8, 2019 02:20 PM