Cotai is a 5.2sqkm stretch of newly reclaimed land set between Coloane and Taipa Island. Officially called the Cotai Strip, it is reminiscent of the Las Vegas Strip and acts as an extension to Macau, providing more space for the nation's numerous mega-casinos. Less densely-populated than Macau proper, the brightly neon-lit area is essentially a collection of ... More>high-end casino hotels: the first to begin operations in 2006 was the Grand Waldo Casino, quickly followed by the 40-storey Venetian Macao. The largest casino in the world, The Venetian Macao is home to 3400 slot machines and 800 gambling tables. However, by far the most impressive feature in Cotai is the 420,000sqft City of Dreams which is home to a total of 550 gaming tables and 1,500 machines. Within this ‘complex' are two theatres – the first is an immersive HD experience and the second is the largest water show of its kind in the world. Also within the City of Dreams is a 175,000sqft retail complex spread over two stories and offering over 20 restaurants and bars.