The Dubai Municipality will develop two new projects worth Dhs15.6m following the approval of their contracts by deputy ruler of Dubai and chairman of Dubai Municipality Sheikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The projects include a new municipal services office in Al Aweer and a women’s fitness club in the Al Lusayli area, official news agency WAM reported.
The two buildings will be “eco-friendly” and have been designed to meet green building standards, the report quoted director-general of Dubai Municipality Hussain Nasser Lootah as saying.
They form part of the government’s strategy to improve services, he added.
The municipality is currently undertaking several mega projects in the emirate.
Last month, it announced that it had awarded a contract worth Dhs1bn for the construction of the massive Mohammed bin Rashid Library.
Located in Al Jaddaf, the 650,000 square feet library project – dubbed the biggest cultural project in the Arab world – will house more than 4.5 million printed, digital and audio books.
The project is slated for completion in mid-2018 and will have the capacity to welcome 42 million visitors annually.
Earlier in the year, Dubai Municipality also awarded a Dhs1.8bn contract to develop its new Convention Centre (Arena) project which will feature the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.
Targeted towards supporting the World Expo in Dubai in 2020, the project features three buildings as well as a huge conference hall.
It will also feature two hotels: A 33-storey three-star hotel spread across an area of 250,000 square feet and a 410,000 sqft four-star hotel comprising 48 floors.
The Arena project is one of the largest projects that will be carried out by the municipality for Expo 2020.
Some of the other major projects unveiled recently by the Dubai Municipality include a 100-hectare Safari Golf project, a Vertical Industrial City, a sports project called Dubai Stairs and a new Hardware and Bicycles market.