42 Nakheel towers to house 40,000 people in 10,000 apartments in Dubai

Nakheel appoints six Dubai consultants for Dh7.5bn Jebel Ali Gardens community

By Parag Deulgaonkar

Dubai-based Nakheel has appointed six local engineering and architectural consultants to help deliver its Dh7.5 billion Jebel Ali Gardens community.

The developer has tasked six Emirati-led companies with overseeing the design and construction supervision of the development, where 42 towers will house 40,000 people in nearly 10,000 apartments.

A construction tender will be released in first quarter 2017, with anticipated completion in first quarter 2020.
The appointed consultants are: Meecon (Middle East Engineering Consultants); Golden Square Engineering; Adnan Saffarini Office; Arif & Bintoak Consulting Architects & Engineers; Design Center Architects & Engineers Consultants and Bel-Yoahah Architectural & Engineering Consultants.

Company Chairman Ali Rashid Lootah said: “Nakheel itself is a home-grown developer which has rapidly become one the world’s biggest names in real estate. As we embark on a new phase in our growth, we are proud to support Emirati companies to help us achieve our business goals and reinforce our positon as a global leader in creative, innovative engineering.

Jebel Ali Gardens aims to double the number of existing units for lease to nearly 36,000.

It will be built on a 5.5 million square feet site – of which around 20 per cent will be communal green space – with a built-up area of 19 million square feet.

There will be landscaped gardens featuring a central park, swimming pools, jogging track, football fields, tennis and basketball courts, and three mosques accommodating up to 3,000 people between them.

The 42 buildings, ranging from 18 to 29 floors, will be grouped into 12 blocks with retail space on the ground floor.