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Falconcity of Wonders

Residential community, DubaiLand, Dubai
Falconcity of Wonders Key Information
Location type
Residential community
Area

Falconcity of Wonders Overview

Falconcity of Wonders is a vast 380 hectare residential, tourist, entertainment and recreational complex shaped in the form of the UAE’s Falcon emblem. The development is situated on the Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road (E311) to the west of the Dubai-Al Ain Road (E66) and is themed around several ‘wonders of the world’.

It was first proposed as part of the DubaiLand project in 2005, but like so many other schemes at that time it ground to a halt during the 2008 global financial crisis. The project is now picking up speed thanks to interest from a number of Indian investors, and the first residential buildings are finished and occupied, although the Wonders are not yet built.

Falconcity’s proposed wonders are a mix of buildings inspired by the classic and more recent wonders of the world with the Eiffel Tower, a theme park and a shopping mall thrown in for good measure. Oh, and Venice.

Although no construction work on any of the Wonders has begun, two residential districts have been built and people have already moved in. There have been mixed reviews about the build quality of the villas, but residents seem happy with the spacious floor plans. As of late 2015 there are no shops or other facilities yet in the development.

The Wonders

Pyramids Park

Apparently the large Pyramid, named Saam Antares, is to be the largest pyramid ever built. How it compares in size to the Great Pyramid at Giza we are not told, but it will be a mixed use complex of residences, offices and recreational attractions. Two more pyramids will complete the wonderful illusion, the Dubai Medium Pyramid, Saam Polaris, and the Dubai Small Pyramid, Saam Vega, structures of 20 and 10 storeys respectively that will house serviced hotel apartments managed by ‘a world class hospitality chain’.

Taj Arabia

A ‘multidimensional’ development of freehold apartment buildings, mixed-use office/residential buildings, and buildings providing fully serviced apartments. The centre piece of this neighbourhood will be the Taj Arabia Palace Hotel, ‘a breathtaking look-a-like of the original and yet four times larger!’ It will be surrounded by Mughal inspired landscaped gardens full of greenery and water features.

The Tower of Pisa

A mixed use residential and office buiding cleverly disguised as a tourist attraction. Unlike the original this tower, it is hoped, will not begin to lean. Also unlike the original, The Tower of Pisa will, rather curiously, be located in ‘the city of Rome’ where visitors and residents alike ‘will enjoy the Grand Structure and the Engineering Marvel of the Historical Wonder’. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

The Dubai Hanging Gardens of Babylon

We don’t have much to say about this wonder, except that it is an eco-friendly complex of luxury flats, open-air restaurants and coffee shops, and, yes, a garden overlooking the Falconcity Mall.

The Dubai Light House

Like its ancient forebear the new Dubai Light House will serve as a landmark for Falconcity. The design of the tower is based on the detailed descriptions of the Lighthouse of Alexandria recorded in 1166 CE by Arab travellers two hundred years before it fell into ruin. The Dubai Lighthouse will contain commercial, residential, recreational and retail elements.

The Great Wall

Higher than a three storey building and 1,700 meters in length this high-rise jogging track will provide a ‘buffer zone’ (ie sound barrier) between the theme park and the residential area. A definite must-see attraction.

The Dubai Eiffel Tower

This is to be the central feature of the Falconcity commercial sector, home to a variety of commercial, residential, recreational and retail elements. Surrounding the tower will be the landscaped Falcon Elysees with its parks, cafes, gardens and fountains. A circular shopping arcade ‘enriched by famous brands of fashions and styles’ will run around the perimeter of the tower complex.

The Town of Venice

In the developer’s own words, ‘The most romantic place in the Falconcity would be Town of Venice situated by the waterfront. Developed with wonderful waterfront, open-air cafes, gondolas and pedestrian shopping, Town of Venice brings to you a unique Italian dreamy experience.’

Theme Park

Not much is known about the content of the Theme Park except that it is ‘a tourism, hospitality, entertainment, leisure and retail mega project’ covering an area of 4 million square feet. Its modest claim to be ‘the most ambitious tourist destination ever created’ hints at what we might expect.

Falconcity Mall

Fast forward a few years and imagine you are flying over Falconcity of Wonders. Below you you see the shape of a Falcon formed by housing, roads and attractions. What looks like the head of the Falcon is the shopping mall.

Falconcity Towers

These 24 towers will be at the feet of the Falcon and comprise apartments, offices and hotels. They will be surrounded by such international cities ‘as Rome, Venice, Beirut, and India’, together with a miniature (1,000,000 sq ft) version of New York City’s Central Park.

Villas

There will be over 5,500 apartments and villas located in the Falcon’s wings. The villas come in various sizes of detached, semi-detached and townhouses and are available in a choice of four styles, Aegean (Greek), Andalusia (Spanish), New World (North American), and Santa Fe (Mexican). Family centres, sports facilities and schools are also included in the master plan.

Falconcity of Wonders Milestones
Date Launched
April 2005
Proximity to landmarks
Dubai Mall
20 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
27 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
29 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
32 mins drive
Burj Al Arab
29 mins drive
La Mer
28 mins drive
Palm Jumeirah
29 mins drive
The Walk JBR
33 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
37 mins drive

Construction Updates

Phase 1, Western Residence South, has been completed. It consists of 215 villas and 131 townhouses.

Phase 2, Western Residence North, consists of 214 units and should be complete by the end of 2015.

As of late 2015 there is no official planning permission for the Pyramids, and it has been suggested that they are at least 3 years away.

The infrastructure has been completed in a bid to attract sub developers.

In 2018 foundation work began on the medium and small pyramids.

Masterplan

Design Stage

Falconcity of Wonders Reviews

See what the residents have to say by reading 3 user reviews courtesy of flatreviews.com

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Falconcity of Wonders receives an overall rating of 2.5 based on 3 reviews. Users were asked to consider many factors including the view, finishing, layout, noise levels, traffic, public transportation, parking, security, swimming pool, gym, and maintenance.

6th Apr, 2015
Stefan
From Germany
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
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Falcon City of future wonders?
We moved to Falcon City because of the location and the relatively good price for a 5 bedroom villa. Luckily we didn't fell for the agent's up-sell of this being the future amusement destination of Dubai. :) Because what Falcon City truly is currently is a quiet villa area with more… not much around. The villa's layout is good, the finishing not so good and I simply can't understand why they didn't put a swimming pool in a family-oriented community. While getting out onto E311 is easy towards Silicon Oasis and Mirdif, it's a whole different story towards Abu Dhabi! Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
11th Nov, 2014
Wim
From Belgium
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
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Worst quality villas in Dubai
Villa layout and parking
Quality of house, airco and water system, windows, no community pool
Falcon City houses are big and have good layout, but really, really bad quality. We lived all over Dubai in the past 8 years, I have never experienced this poor finishing. These houses were build during the crisis and they used all cheap materials and installation. Since we moved a more… year ago every week something breaks. - Both water tanks had to be replaced. 4 heaters broke in the last year. - The aircons smell stale even after cleaning. The airco motors are all placed in front of the intakes, so that in some rooms you can hardly hear yourself talk because of the noise they make, and there are no remotes for the A/C available. - The windows are hard to open and close and are of really cheap quality. Most of the mosquito window doors are damaged. - The bathroom has the worst bath tub ever - there is a seat in it so you can not lie down. But due to the issues with the water it hardly gets used - you cannot fill it with hot water, because the heater cannot cope with the amount. - The bathroom and kitchen cupboards are very cheap quality and the doors need to be straightened all the time. - The washroom smells of sewer, it seems they forgot to place the correct drain for the washing machine. - The ventilation of the washroom broke, but there is no access in the ceiling to get to it. - There is a garage door, that is positive, but the mechanism is constantly broken, so most people leave them open throughout. - Numerous tiles in the living room sound hollow when you step on them, giving a very insecure feeling when you walk around. - The outside of the house is the same poor finishing, pieces of concrete are falling out of the walls. - The rather small garden has a big ugly water tank in it above ground. - There are NO community facilities except a tiny shop that sells basics. We have been to several other houses in the neighborhood, and it's the same everywhere or worse. In one house the ceiling in the kitchen was 40 cm lower on one side than the other. In another house the ceiling of the bathroom came down after a heater sprang a leak, cracked tiles,... and so on... To sum it up, the price that you pay for a house in Falcon City is way to high for what you get for it. The RERA index is completely wrong, it does not take into account the poor quality of a house or building. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC
9th Jun, 2014
Monica
From Europe
Moved here in 2014
Family with children
starstarstarstarstar
Lots of space, quiet surroundings
Huge villa with lots of space, friendly neighborhood, good price
No shops and restaurants open yet, have to drive everywhere
We moved here from Springs, and the main reason was: we could get a 5 bedroom villa for almost the same price as our 3 bedroom townhouse. Of course we had to sacrifice living in a completed community, but so far we are all happy with our choice. The community more… is right on Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed road, so getting in and out is very easy, but the area is still quiet. We never lived in a villa of this size, so I can't compare to anything similar, but we simply love the extra rooms and space we have here. Show less
This review is the subjective opinion of a FlatReviews.com user and not of Propsearch LLC

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