Jumeirah Central Overview
Jumeirah Central is a proposed 47 million sq ft mixed-use district along Sheikh Zayed Road to be developed by Dubai Holding.
When completed, Jumeirah Central will provide homes for 35,000 residents and hotel rooms for 7,200 guests.
The district will also include schools, offices, community amenities and three shopping malls as well as a ‘smart’ police service.
The homes, hotels and malls will be connected by a cycling network that takes in 33 parks and green spaces.
The Jumeirah Central masterplan is a product of two years’ collaborative work by 19 government and private agencies, international experts and consultants under the leadership of Dubai Holding.
There will be a total of 278 buildings comprising 11,000 residential units, one million sq ft of retail space, eight million sq ft of office space, 7,200 hotel rooms, 40 entertainment destinations, 37 public squares, 25 parking entrances, and 33 parks.
Jumeirah Central will have smart world-leading infrastructure that includes a multi-modal transport network, environmentally-friendly transport options and aerial gondolas.
More than half the district will be open space, of which one million sq ft will be climate-controlled arcades providing ‘a comfortable pedestrian experience’ and an ‘all-season lifestyle’.
Drivers will be able to access the district at 25 places and leave their car in one of the 44,000 parking spaces.
Janus Rostock, the Middle East head at architecture firm Atkins, said that Dubai is set to become a less car-centric city, which is also changing its approach to buildings.
"In the past, Dubai was designed for a city of people driving cars. If you look at most of the development on Sheikh Zayed Road, it’s designed for people arriving at 120kph, so the architecture reflected that. When you then go from being a 120kph city to a 5kph city, it changes. And there are several good examples – City Walk is one of these, The Beach [at Jumeirah Beach Residences] is another”.
This innovative project encourages the use of public transport by including metro stations, tram stations and bus stops.
There will be several phases in the construction of Jumeirah Central and the final delivery date has not yet been set.
Dubai Holding expects to start the first phase in early 2017. It will comprise 69 developments including 13 residential buildings, a resort, a mall, a retail market, and three tram stations.
The Jumeirah Central project is expected to cost Dh73 billion ($20 billion).
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