Hardly a week goes by without the mention or announcement of a new architectural design or development being slated for the city of Dubai, which continues to grow upwards at a frenetic pace, so why should this week be any different? New real estate plans for four new developments have received the green light from Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the UAE's Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The projects will be overseen by Wasl Asset Management Group and will include at least two mixed-use developments. One – Creek Heights Residences, is set to be a development of two towers incorporating a five-star Hyatt Regency hotel and luxury furnished apartments. Another, Zabeel Park 1, will comprise hotels, residential and office buildings, cafes and restaurants, recreational facilities and shops.

Stand out features will be a building that is shaped like the number one. Symbolising Dubai's plight to be the number one city in the world. A year-round snow fountain (set to be the world's first) and a water fountain, which will be fitted with the latest lighting technologies, also feature.