Dubai Culture announces Phase 1 of redevelopment plan for Al Quoz
Phase 1 of the project comprises physical upgradation, with Dubai’s RTA improving infrastructure including roads and signages
The Dubai Culture and Arts Authority (Dubai Culture) announced the implementation of Phase 1 of the redevelopment plan for Dubai’s Al Quoz industrial district following the approval of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
According to the Dubai Media Office, the official news agency for the emirate of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed has approved Dubai’s vision for culture, which includes the establishment of a creative zone in the Al Quoz district that will encourage local artistic production and enable designers, artists, and creatives to live, work, and exhibit in the area.
Dubai Culture will implement the initiative as project leader, with the help of key strategic partners Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office; Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing; Dubai Municipality (DM); and Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Phase 1 of the project comprises physical upgradation of the Al Quoz area, with Dubai’s RTA improving the area’s infrastructure including roads and signages, and promoting Al Quoz on public transport routes.
Later stages of the project will involve renovating the area, installing facilities for the influx of new visitors, as well as branding the area among residents and tourists.
Commenting on the redevelopment plan, director general and chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of Dubai’s RTA, HE Mattar Al Tayer, said: “The biggest challenge of the project is to transform the setting of Al Quoz from an industrial profile into a cultural, artistic and innovative environment. RTA will collaborate with the Dubai Culture and Arts Authority to support the project by enhancing the right-of-way of the locality with artistic touches, easing the mobility of people and vehicles, and maintaining traffic safety.”