Dubai-based global developer Emaar and Beijing New Aeropolis Holdings (BNA) are developing a business and tourism complex in the Aero-Economic Area of Beijing Daxing International Airport.
The project will include retail, entertainment, sport, art and lifestyle, as well as offices and hotels. The Aero-Economic Area of Beijing Daxing International Airport is set to be the largest airport in the world.
At a ceremony held at the China National International Convention Centre, Emaar and BNA signed a memorandum of understanding to develop the tourist attraction.
Emaar, a leading global property developer and provider of premium lifestyles, is present in 13 countries, and has built landmark projects in the Middle East, North Africa, the United States, Europe and South Asia.
Emaar also plays an important role in driving China-UAE strategic partnership, and is actively exploring the Chinese market as part of the Belt Road Initiative.
News of Emaar’s latest developments comes after airports in Singapore and Japan opened similar attractions.
Airport attractions around the world
Singapore’s Changi Airport recently unveiled Jewel, a new expansion turning the terminals into an entertainment destination with over 280 shops and restaurants, as well as the world’s biggest indoor waterfall, a forest, slides and mazes.
Elsewhere, Chubu Centrair International Airport in Japan recently opened an “airport theme park” called Flight of Dreams, which includes high-tech immersive activities and F&B centred around the first Boeing 787 Dreamliner.