The Dubai Steps are coming and it looks like they’re gonna be awesome!
The Dubai Steps, announced in April, will reach up to 100 meters and will likely be built near Union Square on the Deira side of the Creek. That’s not confirmed however as the Municipality is currently seeking out the ideal site, so the Steps may also go somewhere else near Dubai Creek or near the Dubai Marina.
Dubai Steps project: the pictures
Photos recently released by Dubai Municipality shows how impressive the Dubai Steps will look like once completed. The rendering also show the iconic feature complemented with the UAE flag, which the public will be able to see from all sides down below.
Dubai Municipality told Emarat Al Youm that the steps will only take a year to construct (once construction starts, that is, and that date still hasn’t been set).
Once finished there will be 500 steps to climb on the tower, and so it will be an attraction for both tourists and those wanting to get fit (there’s nothing like a vertical run to boost fitness, and it’s not like hills dot the Dubai landscape).
Climbing the attraction will be like walking up a 25-storey building, and the Municipality imagines that it will be a perfect location for many new types of races and sporting events in the city.
Also, there will be rest stops and attractions after every 100 steps so that people can take a break mid-climb (our quads are already hurting in anticipation).
Dubai Steps project: the city’s iconic landmarks
Abdullah Rafie, general director assistant of the planning and engineering section at Dubai Municipality, said:
The status of the project is for it to become one of the city’s iconic landmarks, which is aimed to promote culture and sports, mainly through its architectural design. This is the first time [globally] that such a project will be carried out.