Jebel Ali District
Jebel Ali District Overview
Jebel Ali is a coastal district lying to the South of Dubai. If you look on a map for Palm Jebel Ali, it’s right there.
Palm Jebel Ali is not yet populated, but the same cannot be said of Jebel Ali Port which is the largest marine terminal in the Middle East, and the world’s ninth largest container port. It has the world’s largest man-made harbour and can accommodate ships of any size in existence and on the order book.
A significant benefit for Jebel Ali Port is its location within Jebel Ali Free Zone. Established in 1985, the free zone currently houses more than 7,000 companies active in manufacturing, trade, logistics and a range of industrial and service-orientated sectors.
Jebel Ali Port & Free Zone, known as Jafza, has grown from a small operation of just 19 companies to a thriving business community today that provides jobs for 135,000 people and attracts more than 20% of the UAE’s foreign direct investment. More than 50% of Dubai’s total exports pass through this port with a trade value of $69 billion.
Jebel Ali is a heavily industrialised district that has paid little attention to housing since its inception in the 1980s. Jebel Ali Village was built in the 1970s to provide accommodation to expatriates and has now been refurbished to provide low rent housing. Not everyone is happy with the quality of the work, but people seem to like living here.
The 2008 property crash put a stop to several planned residential developments, and it is only now in 2015 that some of those plans are being redrafted and put out to tender. Nakheel, the palm islands developer, aims to build 80 apartment buildings on the site of the Dubai Waterfront project, a stretch of coastline facing Palm Jebel Ali. Yet another ‘world's largest’, it could be at least 2017 before the first ‘For Sale’ boards go up in this seaside development.
Meanwhile on the land side of the Waterfront Canal the same developer has completed 66 villas and townhouses for lease at its Veneto community a ‘distinctive’ residential district comprising 1,400 villas and townhouses, and 1200 low-rise apartments.
Downtown Jebel Ali is another yet-to-be-built development. Infrastructure work is about to start on this 200-hectare mixed-use community that will stretch for 11km along Sheikh Zayed Road. There are more than 300 third party plots available to investors for building a mixture of apartments, hotels, offices and retail developments.
In summary, as a place to live, Jebel Ali is still tomorrow’s world.
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Jebel Ali District Amenities
For the thousands who work in the Port Free Zone or the Technology Park and who choose to live nearby there is a limited menu of attractions apart from a trip to Ibn Battutu, the world’s largest themed shopping mall, consisting of six stylised courts: Egypt, India, China, Andalusia, Persia and Tunisia. With 275 shops, 50 restaurants, a 21-screen cinema including an IMAX theatre you could happily spend all day there.
For those who don’t get a kick out of shopping there’s always the Jebel Ali shooting club, or a trip into nearby Dubai Marina where there’s lots more to do.
Jebel Ali District in the News
Jebel Ali is located towards the southern end of Dubai’s coastline and alongside Sheikh Zayed Road, the main highway though Dubai and onwards to Abu Dhabi. The airport is 50 minutes drive and Abu Dhabi 65 minutes.
Jebel Ali is the end point of the red metro line and has three stations: Jebel Ali, Danube and Energy. Two metro stations serve the district, with journey times to Dubai Mall and the airport of around 30 and 60 minutes respectively.
An extension to the Dubai Metro Red Line linking Nakheel Harbour & Tower station to the Expo 2020 site will be completed by May 2020. Two new stations planned for The Gardens and Discovery Gardens will connect this neighbourhood to all parts of the metro system.
Jebel Ali District Communities
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Jebel Ali District Buildings
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