DIP labour/staff accommodation sees huge demand
The DIP labour accommodation zone accommodates over 90,000 people
Dubai Investments Park (DIP) is witnessing huge demand for its labour and staff accommodation facilities amidst the heightened construction activity in the neighbourhood.
The DIP labour accommodation zone, which currently has a total of 225 plots for staff accommodations, accommodates over 90,000 people.
Fitted with both indoor and outdoor recreational facilities, the labour accommodations within DIP are well served by public transport facilities as well as the day-to-day lifestyle necessities such as supermarkets, shopping centres, ATMs, clinics and mosques.
DIP’s proximity to the Expo 2020 site is also fuelling the demand for its labour and staff accommodation complex, says Oman Al Mesmar, general manager, DIP.
"Dubai's successful bid to host Expo 2020 has attracted a lot of construction and business activity to this part of the emirate, and there are has been a huge demand for quality accommodation within DIP with its closeness to the Expo site,” Al Mesmar said. “We are well equipped to handle any kind of industrial, manufacturing or labour accommodation requirements arising out of this.”
"DIP continues to grow as per its envisioned goal to become a self-contained city within a city,” he added. “Providing good living conditions for labourers and staff has always been a priority for DIP. The high-standard labour and staff accommodation at DIP complements Dubai's all-round growth and development strategy in line with its emergence as a world-class business and tourism hub.”
As the first-of-its kind development in the region which set new standards for labour as well as staff accommodation way back in 2001, the DIP labour accommodations maintains the best health and cleanliness standards, with regular inspections by site supervisors as well as Dubai Municipality officials.
General safety standards are of the highest levels with self-closing and smoke proof fire exit doors, secure staircase exits and openings sealed with fire sealants. The materials used in construction are as per the specifications of the Civil Defense. Smoke and heat detectors as well as fire extinguishers undergo periodic maintenance to ensure reliability.
The kitchen area is conveniently located on the ground floor and away from the sleeping area. Authorised LP gas companies connect a central LPG system to fixed LPG tank installation adding to the safety with regular maintenance.
Rubbish and trash build up is maintained at minimal level and removed daily. There are strict rules against storage in pump room, electric rooms, or under fire exit stairs as well as storage of hazardous materials. Occupants are all given adequate training in first-aid and fire-fighting.
The staff accommodation plot also maintains 10-20% of the area for landscaping purposes, thereby making it an environment-oriented development. Healthcare facilities are also ensured for the staff at a DIP clinic conveniently located near the camps with top-notch first aid facilities.
DIP also provides a 24-hour patrol service to ensure a safe and secure environment with emergency numbers to contact DIP security round-the-clock.
DIP is the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East, and is a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC.