Dubai South invests $136m in Sakany staff accommodation
Sakany offers a female-only building; and it is the ideal accommodation for contractors working at the Expo site
UAE developer Dubai South Properties has announced that investments in its first leasehold staff accommodation development, Sakany, have reached $136.1m (AED500m).
Key features of the Sakany development include self-cooking facilities; a dining hall that can accommodate more than 2,000 people; multi-purpose hall in each building; landscaped courtyards; bicycle racks; covered bus shelters; a sports complex comprising football and cricket pitches, as well as two badminton, two basketball, and two volleyball courts, UAE's state run news agency Dubai Media Office reported.
The community has two separate access points, for freezone and non-freezone companies respectively, and is completely secured by CCTV surveillance to ensure the safety of all residents.
Sakany is a gated, female-only building with its own grocery store located on the premises.
In addition, the community is fully compliant with Expo 2020 welfare guidelines, making it the ideal accommodation for contractors working at the Expo 2020 site.
Speaking about the investments, Mohammed Al Awadhi from Dubai South Properties, said: “For many companies, the COVID-19 pandemic has drawn attention to the fact that health and safety is paramount when securing accommodation for staff. Developing a purpose-built complex that offered an environment conducive to fostering an engaged, active, and productive workforce was a priority for Dubai South from day one, when we set out to develop Sakany."
Sakany currently accommodates 7,000 individuals, accounting for around 80% occupancy across ten buildings, all of which are equipped with dedicated medical and fit-for-purpose quarantine rooms to ensure the safety and wellness of residents.
Phase 2 of the development was recently launched, offering 900 additional rooms in six new buildings, ready to meet demand.