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Two phases of Imdaad homes for 950 staff completed in Dubai

Phases 2 and 3 of the Manzeli staff accommodation complex in Jebel Ali have been completed, with Phase 4 due to complete in Q3 2018

Imdaad is building a staff accommodation facility in Jebel Ali.
Imdaad is building a staff accommodation facility in Jebel Ali.

Dubai-headquartered facilities management (FM) company, Imdaad, announced the completion of a staff accommodation building in the city.

Phases 2 and 3 of the Manzeli staff accommodation complex in Jebel Ali have been completed, and up to 950 Imdaad staff have been moved to the new buildings. 

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The four-storey buildings comprise a total of 184 rooms, and feature amenities such as solar water heating systems, and centralised television services and gas systems. 

A laundry station, wooden lockers, prayer rooms, and recreation areas have also been developed within the buildings. 

Additionally, a water recycling facility has been developed as part of the complex. 

Phase 1 of Manzeli, comprising 191 rooms and housing 1,000 staff, was completed in April 2016. 

The fourth-phase completion of Manzeli is due in Q3 2018.

Eventually, the 2.78ha facility will comprise 492 rooms and accommodate 2,765 staff.

The housing project is expected to streamline Imdaad's administration and day-to-day operations by "bringing together staff from different emirates", allowing them to live closer to their place of work. 

Commenting on the project, Marwan Othman, executive director of human capital and administration at Imdaad, said: "Manzeli brings together our staff who were previously living in different emirates with daily long-distance [commutes] and provides them with a well-equipped, comfortable, and secure homes.

"The innovative housing project not only provides our staff with a unique opportunity for bonding, but also ensures increased productivity and efficiency at work by being a central place of living."

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