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Construction begins on new mixed-use district near Dubai's JLT

Construction works on the formerly known Burj2020 District – Uptown Dubai – have started, with Phase 1 to commence by year-end, according to the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC)

Ground breaking at the Uptown Dubai development across JLT.
Ground breaking at the Uptown Dubai development across JLT.

Construction works on the formerly known Burj2020 District – Uptown Dubai – have started, with Phase 1 to commence by year-end, according to the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC).

Uptown Dubai will be located adjacent to Jumeirah Lakes Towers and will be anchored by two super-tall towers and a retail district.

The district was designed by international architects Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill from Chicago with the master plan developed by WATG.

 

With Phase 1 stretching across more than 186,000m2, the LEED Gold certified development will include over 200 retail and F&B outlets, a central entertainment plaza, and a number of luxury hotels. The district will also accommodate around 3,000 residences.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman of DMCC, said: “Uptown Dubai is a world-class smart district unlike anything on the market, innovatively designed to deliver a new beat for business, and a truly urban destination for people to live, work and thrive.

“Two super-tall towers and a vibrant central plaza will anchor the 10 million sq/ft development, creating an ultra-connected, energising district designed to meet Dubai’s next wave of growth.”

Bin Sulayem added that the development will create over 10,000 new jobs in Dubai over the next decade.

The residential properties will be available for off-plan sales in the first quarter of 2018.

Other features include a 28-metre main podium in the middle of a two level central plaza, set to be larger than New York Times Square, and a retail mall that will have direct access to the two towers.

 

 

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