Dubai’s ruler has unveiled the latest mega project to be developed in Jumeirah on Saturday – Jumeirah Central, a fully self-sufficient futuristic mini-city.
His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai announced the project launch in multiple tweets over the weekend, reiterating the significance of this forward-looking development.
The project will add to the major revamp the district is currently experiencing, boosted by the opening of the Dubai Canal next year.
“The Jumeirah Central city is part of our vision for the future cities and our end goal is to make Dubai a role model for the entire world,” said one tweet by Shaikh Mohammad. “The mini-city, which will be able to accommodate 100 million visitors, will involve 37 public courts. It is the most environmentally, civilizationally balanced city.
“The Jumeirah Central city includes a stratified transportation network with tracks underground. It also includes environmentally-friendly land transportation and mid-air Tram network.
“It will provide its people with a healthy environment as 56 per cent of its total area will be open.”
The project will be located off Shaikh Zayed Road in what was to be the site of the Mall of the World, the largest mall in the world upon completion.
Last week Dubai Holding, the mall’s developer, announced the project’s relocation to an area on Mohammad Bin Zayed Road.
Market sources have said that the decision to relocate the mall near Mohammad Bin Zayed Road comes from a need to spread Dubai’s mega-development across a wider area.
Sources also said that the new district will preside over the makeover of the Jumeirah and Umm Suqeim locations, and at the same time complement the extension of the Canal.