Dubai looks to the stars as Dh50 million Astronomy Centre to open next month

Dubai’s Dh50m astronomy observatory will open next month and a landmark astronomy resort in the Marmoun desert is planned for next year, as the city seeks to tap into an enduring fascination with the stars that draw in old and young alike.

After some delays, construction of Al Thuraya Astronomy Centre is complete and a soft opening is expected in September 15. The grand opening will be on National Day, December 2.


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