The observatory will feature a space museum, gallery, a theatre and a one-metre telescope. It will be 100 per cent compliant with green building standards and will be regarded as a major tourism and educational project. It is expected to open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The Mirdif complex will be complemented by the Dubai Dark Sky Park, an area where people can view the stars away from the city’s light pollution.
There will be amenities at the site for visitors, including a restaurant.