Top 10 Global Attractions That Will Grab High Attention In 2018
Our world is constantly aiming to be better, bigger and more magnificent in everything it builds. The ten global attractions we’ve listed for you here offer a mute testament to this fact. Here are some fabulous things you can look forward to seeing with your own eyes come 2018.
- Louvre Abu Dhabi
The Louvre Abu Dhabi houses priceless works of art on loan from various museums in France and other European countries, loaned for 30 years and 6 months. The Louvre Abu Dhabi, which will be partly managed by the Louvre Paris, is set to be a major draw for tourists to Abu Dhabi in 2018. Located in the Saadiyat Island Cultural District, the Louvre Abu Dhabi takes up approximately 260,000 square feet in space and cost 146 million USD to complete.
- The World’s Longest Zipline, Ras Al Khaimah
Ras Al Khaimah is all set to unveil a fabulous surprise for us all– the world’s longest zipline! This wonder is set to be made public in January 2018. The zipline will be located at the UAE’s highest mountain, Jebel Jais. The zip line will accommodate about 250 people a day, and will be entirely powered by solar energy. The zip line will be as long as 28 football fields, much longer than the current record holder, Puerto Rico’s ‘The Monster’, which is more than 2,200 meters long.
- Abu Dhabi Aquarium (Al Qana)
Al Qana is the latest tourist and entertainment destination in Abu Dhabi. It is located along the Khor Al Maqta area. It will house a 5,000 square-meter aquarium and the very first standalone cinema in Abu Dhabi. The largest cinema in the UAE will also be part of the aquarium complex along with a family entertainment center, restaurants, picnic areas, and dedicated indoor and outdoor sports areas. A walk path that is connected by four bridges is also planned over the waterfront. There’ll be parking for around 3,000 vehicles.
- Freedom Tower, New York City
The Freedom Tower is being built on the grounds of the ill-fated Twin Towers in New York. It’ll be the tallest skyscraper in the city, and a new transit hub to the surrounding areas. There’s also going to be a 9/11 memorial and museum, a park and a mall in the complex, along with a small church, three more towers and a performing arts center. The Freedom Tower will be ready by 2018 though construction will continue in small areas till 2020.
- Guggenheim Abu Dhabi
The Guggenheim Abu Dhabi contains a huge atrium in the middle which is surrounded by a graduated series of enormous galleries, on four levels. Each level is connected to the other via glass bridges. The museum’s galleries take up 13,000 square meters of space. There are eleven unique and cone-like structures that offer additional exhibition space for works by leading contemporary artists. The museum will also have an educational center, and a theater that can seat 350 people. The museum plans on holding performing arts programs and educational programs in these spaces.
- Dubai Frame, Dubai
Dubai Frame is a huge picture frame made of steel that frames the city from a proud spot in Zabeel Park. By 2018, we should be able to step into the frame and see the picture for ourselves. A very panoramic elevator takes visitors all the way to the glass bridge constructed at the very top of this 150-meter high frame. From atop the glass bridge you can enjoy incredibly-panoramic views of the city. Within the frame, you have several immersive digital experiences that take you through Dubai’s history, it’s present-day achievements and plans for the future.
- Salesforce Tower In San Francisco
Salesforce Tower is a design by Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, and when completed, will be San Francisco’s tallest building. The supertall tower will be 1,070 feet in height when it’s all done and dusted. The highlight of this tower is that its crown will feature a beautiful electronic sculpture that’s nine stories tall, by artist Jim Campbell. This sculpture will display abstract videos of San Francisco in low resolutions – videos that will be filmed freshly each day. The sculpture will be the tallest public art installation in the world.
- Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi
The Warner Bros World theme park is located on Yas Island, just down the road from Ferrari World. This exclusive, immense theme park is all set to stun the world with more than 29 immersive and fun-filled rides when it’s completed. Each ride is inspired by classic Warner Bros characters such as Bugs Bunny, Scooby Doo, Fred Flintstone, Tom and Jerry and others. There are rides based on DC Universe villains and heroes as well, such as Spiderman, Batman, Superman, Harry Potter, Supergirl and Wonder Woman.
- Fabulous New Attractions At Disney World, Florida
Disney World is pulling out the stops to jazz the world in 2018. There’s going to be an all-new live stage show in front of the Magic Kingdom called ‘Mickey’s Royal Friendship Faire’. Then there’s the new 18-minute Happily Ever After fireworks show which features moments from 20+ Disney movies using thousands of state-of-the-art projections, and fireworks and spotlights choreographed to an original 75-piece orchestral score. Disney’s Animal Kingdom opens Pandora – The World of Avatar which brings the mythical world of Pandora to life. Visitors entering this land are sent on a simulated 3D flight on a mountain banshee’s back across an alien world.
- Cityland Mall, Dubai
Cityland Mall is another fabulous mall coming up in Dubai. This one isn’t all concrete and steel, though. It’ll be located in the lap of nature, packed with botanical wonders. The 1.6 million square feet mall complex is located next to Dubai’s Global Village. The entire complex is circular, with a 200,000 sq.ft., botanical garden at its very heart, which will be known as – hold your breath – The Central Park. A portion of this park will be another Miracle Garden. There’ll also be a garden full of ancient trees, a 360-degree rooftop garden flanked by restaurants and cafes, and a Japanese Garden. Parking will be provided for 6000 cars. The mall will have 350 retail outlets, grouped in six pavilions themed according to various continents.