Sheikh Mohammed launches Jumeirah Central project


His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai recently made an announcement at a private event to launch an urban mixed-use city called Jumeirah Central. The project is expected to become a comprehensive model for Dubai’s urban planning in the future and around the globe,

His Highness Sheikh Maktoum bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai; Mohammad Abdulla Al Gergawi, Chairman of Dubai Holding; Khalifa Saeed Sulaiman, Director General of Dubai Protocol and Hospitality Department; Ahmad Bin Byat, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Dubai Holding; Fadel Al Ali, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Holding, and Huda Buhmaid, Chief Marketing Officer at Dubai Holding were the other top officials who attended the private event.

District size

The district will consist 47 million sq.ft of gross floor area (GFA) along Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road and will introduce new international standards in city planning that can balance requirements from an environmental, urban development and societal perspective, conceptualizing the VP’s vision of Dubai’s future development and evolution.

The Jumeirah Central masterplan is a product of the collaborative work of over 19 government and private agencies, international experts and consultants under the leadership of Dubai Holding over the last two years.

Leading smart world infrastructure

Jumeirah Central will have smart world-leading infrastructure that includes a multi-modal transportation network, environmentally-friendly transport options and aerial gondolas. The district, of which over half will be open space, will offer 1 million sq.ft. of climate-controlled arcades for all-season lifestyle and a comfortable pedestrian experience.

The district will be home to 35,000 residents and will host 100,000 people annually. It will be connected by a comprehensive cycling network that spans over 33 parks and open spaces.

A milestone for the city of the future

Sheikh Mohammed commented, “As our vision for future cities evolves, Dubai will continue to set the benchmark for city development across the globe. Jumeirah Central is a clear milestone in our journey towards building the city of the future and the creation of engaged and happy communities. We will not stop investing in our economy, and these projects are tools to expedite that journey of growth. We are confident in the strength of our economy and are optimistic for the future of our nation. To that end, our vision will continuously evolve and expand.”

The district is located on Sheikh Zayed Road with 25 points of vehicular access. Residents of Jumeriah Central will enjoy a self-sufficient and holistic mixed-use experience, through a range of facilities including schools, offices, parks, shopping centres, quick police services and comprehensive community amenities.

The all-season city district will comprise 9 million sq.ft of retail space including three malls, 4.5 million sq.ft of outdoor shopping space and supported by more than 44,000 car parking spaces. A unique tourism destination, Jumeriah Central will offer 7,200 hotel rooms, which will be the largest number of hotel rooms centred in one district.

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