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Sub-community, Motor City, DubaiLand, Dubai
Zawaya Key Information
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Zawaya Overview

Zawaya is a new mixed-use community in Motor City. It represents the first phase of a new masterplan for Motor City to be developed by Union Properties.

Properties in Zawaya will be built around a town square which will serve as a place for markets and various festive occasions or recreational activities.

The development will contain 400 residences, including studios and one- and two-bedroom apartments. There will also be retail and leisure facilities, a wide range of restaurants and cafés, open green spaces, swimming pools, a fitness centre, and squash and basketball courts.

Companies Associated with Zawaya
Master Developer
Zawaya Milestones
Date Launched
September 2017
Construction Started
April 2018
Proximity to landmarks
Burj Al Arab
18 mins drive
Al Maktoum International Airport
29 mins drive
Dubai Mall
21 mins drive
Palm Jumeirah
18 mins drive
La Mer
29 mins drive
The Walk JBR
22 mins drive
Dubai International Airport
26 mins drive
Mall of the Emirates
17 mins drive
Ibn Battuta Mall
20 mins drive

Construction Updates

Infrastructure work began in January 2018 and the overall five-stage project is expected to be completed by 2021.

China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) is responsible for the excavation work to complete the new $2bn (AED8bn) masterplan.


The master plan, of which Zawaya is the first phase, includes 44 high and low rise buildings, over 150 villas, and a range of commercial, entertainment and hospitality facilities.

In all there will be more than 11,500 apartments and villas, around 3,000 serviced apartments, 3,500 hotel rooms, 46,000 square metres of retail space and more than 300,000 square metres of office space.

A sports-themed mall called The Central will have indoor running tracks, cycle tracks, and swimming facilities.

Architecture firms AR Project Design, Altis, and SDA are overseeing the design of the project.

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