A major masterplan for a district development on Sheikh Zayed Road in Dubai which includes eight different types of transport has been approved.
Jumeirah Central will be a mixed-use city district with a 14M.m2 gross floor area.
The plans include 25 points of access, which will accommodate eight modes of transit including metro, tram, buses and an aerial transportation system. Overall the development will be 5% residential, 21% office space, 19% hotels and 24% retail.
“Dubai Holding has a strong track record of delivering iconic city districts across Dubai. The uniqueness of this district captures the ambitions of Dubai and will contribute to the Emirate’s long-term social development and growth,” said developer Dubai Holding vice chairman and managing director Ahmad Bin Byat.
“Jumeirah Central extends Dubai’s tourism vision past 2020 and will further reinforce Dubai’s position as the region’s leading international tourist destination.”
Site clearing and preparation is already underway, with phase one breaking ground next year, which will include three Dubai Tram stops.
“Dubai Holding has been working closely with government agencies and authorities to strive for innovation in urban planning that can improve the quality of life for Dubai residents and tourists alike,” said Jumeriah Central chief operating officer Morgan Parker.
“Working together, these entities have played a critical role in discussing infrastructure requirements, connectivity to current transportation networks, development of tourism and bringing new ideas to the overall masterplan.”