Limitless plans mosque tender by June

Developer of Downtown Jebel Ali to add 500 person mosque to Galleries

Salah Ameen, executive director of Limitless in the Middle East.
Salah Ameen, executive director of Limitless in the Middle East.
The first residential units are expected to be ready in early 2011.
The first residential units are expected to be ready in early 2011.

Limitless expects to issue a call for tenders for 500 person-capacity mosque in 'about four to six weeks'.

The mosque will be located at the master developer's The Galleries project, part of Downtown Jebel Ali.

"We are in the process of finishing [The Galleries]," said Salah Ameen, executive director for Limitless in the Middle East, speaking on the sidelines of the launch of The Galleries' plaza, a 300m x 70m landscaped outdoor space.

Ameen, who described the mosque as part of the project's community facilities, also indicated there may be other small jobs to come up for grabs as the project enters its closing stages. These may include some finishing work around the nearby Metro station, which is still to open.

"We have the Metro station, which we are pushing the RTA to get opened, and there are still a few things that from our side may need to be done, to allow people access," said Ameen.

Limitless opened the landscaped plaza area, which takes up roughly a third of the development's footprint, on Wednesday. The plaza features an amphitheatre with a 105m2 screen and seating space for around 300 people. The plaza's water features use recycled water from the air conditioning units in the four office towers.

The company reports that 50% of its office space in The Galleries is leased, or being finalised.

It expects the first package of 330 residential units to be ready in early 2011.

As master developer for Downtown Jebel Ali, Limitless retained control of about 30 plots for itself, selling on a further 250 to third party developers.
 

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