New facilities & innovations coming in UAE – 2023.

UAE is planning many things for 2023 likes Driver less car, COP28 and many more. Here is some list of it.

1. Driverless Taxis on Dubai road

You could be riding driverless taxis by the year end. At least 10 of these futuristic autonomous taxis will begin to carry passengers in late 2023. The vehicles will be equipped with sensors, cameras and LiDAR systems – light detection and ranging (laser scanning technology) to monitor road conditions, and controls to avoid collision with objects which human eyes may fail to see.

2. COP28.

COP28 will be the UAE’s most important event in 2023, said His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The 28th session of the Conference of the Parties (COP 28) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) will be hosted at Expo City Dubai from November 30 to December 12 next year. Over 140 heads of state and government leaders and 80,000 delegates are expected to attend the event.

3. Dubai's most anticipated resort.

Dubai’s most anticipated resort, Atlantis The Royal, will make its grand debut in 2023. The 795-room the hotel features 90 swimming pools and 17 restaurants – eight of which are by world-class celebrity chefs. The property will be also home to the world’s largest jellyfish aquarium and a water fountain that breathes fire.

4. Snow park in Abu Dhabi

A fun-filled experience awaits residents as the world’s largest snow play park, Snow Abu Dhabi, opens at the capital’s Reem Mall. Divided into distinct zones, the 10,000 square foot park features 13 world-class rides and attractions besides a Snowflake Garden.

5. Seaworld Abu Dhabi

The UAE’s first marine life dedicated theme park will be the latest addition to Yas Island’s tourism offering. between all life on earth and our oceans. The custom-built 183,000 sqm facility features over 68,000 marine animals including manta rays, sea turtles and reptiles in the world’s largest aquarium, along with six different realms that showcase the complexity, interconnectivity and beauty of life under the sea.

6. Instant payment platform

You could be using an Instant Payment Platform (IPP) for financial transactions. The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates (CBUAE) said the IPP will be launched in the first quarter of 2023 with a pilot group of licensed financial institutions.

7. More outlets on Sharjah's latest beachfront

Sharjah’s newest recreational development, Al Heera Beach will add several restaurants and entertainment zones before the first quarter of 2023. The three commercial units that opened here on December 22 include a restaurant, café and a gym.

8. Robotic Biobank

The UAE will open its first biobank with the potential to manage around seven million specimens. Al Jailia Foundation is investing Dh17million to build the state-of-the-art facility aimed at boosting the advancement of medical research in the area of genetic disorders, cancer and other chronic diseases and pandemics.

9. World's tallest hotel

The world’s tallest hotel may not open in 2023 but it will certainly dwarf many skyscrapers in the city. The Ceil Tower in Dubai Marina will reach 365 metres high, beating Dubai’s former record holder Gevora Hotel by nine metres.

10. China Town at Dubai Mall

A one-stop shop for all things Chinese opens at Dubai Mall next year. As with other Chinatowns across the world, this Emaar-backed venture will be home to Chinese shops and bakeries.

11. Minifootball World Cup

Ras Al Khaimah will host the 2023 Minifootball Worldcup. Held every two years, the competition attracts thousands of spectators and fans from around the globe.

12. Maldives-inspired resort in RAK

A hotel inspired by resorts in Maldives is set to open in Ras Al Khaimah. Overlooking a mangrove-lined eco reserve, the Anantara Mina Al Arab will have 306 guest rooms and overwater villas – a first in the Emirates.

13. Ain Dubai to reopen

This isn’t exactly new but long awaited. The world’s biggest and tallest ferris wheel is likely to reopen in the first quarter of 2023. The Bluewater Island attraction was closed for maintenance and refurbishment in March this year.

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