|One of the fastest growing cities in the world, Dubai is rapidly building a reputation as the centre of the modern world. As Dubai’s population and inward investment increase exponentially, visionary strategic developments such as Palm Dubai, Burj Dubai and Dubai World Central (DWC) are set to play a vital role in realising its global ambitions.|
The 140 square kilometre-Dubai World Central (DWC) can rightly be considered the most strategic commercial infrastructure development to be launched in the Middle East in recent times. Dubai World Central (DWC) is a multi-phased development comprising 6 clusters that span an area twice the size of Hong Kong Island. Positioned next to the Jebel Ali Port and Free Zone, it ensures sea to air connectivity in less than 4 hours – a world leading turnaround time. With links to the emirates light rail network – the Dubai Metro – and several high capacity road networks, Dubai World Central (DWC) aims to transform the region into one of the most powerful global centres for logistics, tourism and commerce.
In addition, this self-contained city within a city will house a living and working population exceeding 750,000 – a number larger than the combined populations of Zurich and Brussels, and greater than the current population of Frankfurt. Residential City, Dubai World Central’s (DWC) designated area for living will provide additional housing for the many thousands who are expected to make the emirate their home. Serviced by a spate of facilities including schools, malls and hospitals, Residential City is ideal for existing DWC staff and an essential ingredient in the make-up of the massive project.
Covering approximately 800 hectares of prime land, Dubai World Central (DWC) targets middle income households with the mammoth urban aviation community. Residential City, when complete would accommodate over 260,000 people, and will be linked to the Peripheral Road around the Dubai World Central International (JXB) airport, thereby offering easy access to other DWC components and adjoining developments.
|Dubai World Central’s (DWC) vision is three-fold – firstly, the obvious convenience of living close to the workplace. Secondly, the availability of end-users ensuring housing demand, and thirdly, as an area where affordability and compatibility to specific targeted income groups is paramount.|
The DWC is centred on the light rail system that runs along the main spine of the Residential City, serving both the eastern and western edges of the development’s heart. A well-integrated road network links diverse sections and offers incumbents of Residential City reliable access to their workplaces. Apart from residential spaces, this massive development also incorporates a multitude of commercial units including 3 hotels, five-star, four-star and three-star properties and a shopping mall.
Accommodation options span luxury apartment buildings of varying heights ranging from 5 to 10 storeys and a selection of two-storey villas. Most of the towers are located along Residential City’s main spine. Plot sizes range from 2200 square metres to around 12,000 square metres. In keeping with its commitment to creating an eco-friendly environment, Residential City will be served by a comprehensive system of district cooling through eight Central Utility Complexes around the development.
Located in landscaped environs, Residential City will also be home to a showpiece Staff Village. A dedicated area of 75 hectares have been allocated at the south east corner of Residential City for this purpose built community that will house around 43,000 of DWC’s blue-collar staff. Punctuated by open spaces, restaurants, community facilities, shops, service centres and recreational and sports facilities, Staff Village presents a desirable living environment in picturesque surroundings with direct access to relevant warehouses, buildings and offices. It will be a gated community segregated from other establishments within Residential City and will be fully operated by DWC to ensure development integrity.
Pointers on the project
- Development site close to Jebel Ali Port & Free Zone
- Encompasses 800 hectares of prime land
- Sea to air connectivity attainable in less than 4 hours
- Well-connected with Dubai Metro
- DWC’s Residential City set to house 750,000 people
- Plot sizes range from 2200 square metres to over 12,000 square metres
- City to offer commercial spaces in addition to residential units
- Residential City to provide cheaper housing options to Dubai residents
- Home to a custom-built Staff Village for blue-collar staff