The Dubai Municipality has unveiled several new projects as part of plans to make the emirate a “green and fully sustainable city by 2021”.
Some of the new projects include a massive convention centre with a 10,000-seat capacity, a 100-hectare Safari Golf project and a Vertical Industrial City, official news agency WAM reported.
The projects were revealed during a visit by the UAE’s Vice President and Prime Minister and Dubai’s ruler His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum to the municipality.
Spread across five hectares in Jaddaf, the Convention Centre project includes a 10,000-capacity main hall – named Rashid Hall – several smaller halls, two hotels and offices. It will also include the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library and car parking for 2000 vehicles.
Another major project is the 100-hectare Safari Gulf, which will include golf courses spread across 70-hectares and a golf-training academy. The Safari project will be “open to everyone with a fee to be set by the municipality”, WAM said.
Spanning across 280-hectares, the new Vertical Industrial City project will come up at the Al Layan area. It will feature industrial, residential and hospitality elements alongside a business park.
The municipality also revealed a new “cultural and sports” project called Dubai Stairs, which will consist of 500 stairs “symbolising the challenges and progress of Dubai”. The location of the project has not been decided.
A new Hardware and Bicycles market has also been planned in the Warsan area, which will include 100 shops and 53 showrooms for bicycles.
Spread across 11 hectares, the market will also feature a section for the sales of construction materials and four solar power generation panels. It is set to be completed by end of September 2016.
The municipality is also working on the sewerage tunnels project, which will see the addition of 121 sewerage pumping stations across the city. The tunnels will be four to six metres deep and will be able to last for up to 100 years.
The project is hoped to help Dubai reduce carbon emissions and boost energy saving by 30 per cent, according to WAM. It is slated for completion in 2020.
Sheikh Mohammed approved the projects and said he considers them “necessary and strategic” for the future of the nation.
محمد بن راشد يزور بلدية دبي ويطلع على حزمة من المشاريع التنموية الجديدة
— Dubai Media Office (@DXBMediaOffice) April 5, 2016