Where near Sheikh Zayed Road is ‘Uptown Dubai’

By Angel Chan

DUBAI 29 September 2017: A world-class district by DMCC – Uptown Dubai – is set to become the new ‘hotspot’ of Dubai offering a 24|7 live-work-thrive experience for residents and businesses.

Uptown Dubai will have 10 million sqft with 7 towers atop 7 levels of podium. World-class architects Adrian Smith + Gordon Gill have designed Uptown Dubai’s two super-tall towers. The new community is within walking distance of Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT).

Construction works have commenced and that phase 1 with more than 2 million sqft of Leed Gold certified development will be underway by year’s end.

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“Uptown Dubai is a world-class smart district unlike anything on the market, innovatively designed to deliver a new beat for business, and a truly urban destination for people to live, work and thrive. Two super-tall towers and a vibrant central plaza will anchor the 10 million sqft development, creating an ultra-connected, energised district designed to meet Dubai’s next wave of growth. This landmark development will create over 10,000 new jobs in Dubai,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman of DMCC.

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Uptown Dubai, formerly known as the Burj2020 District, will have grade A commercial and residential space, more than 200 retail and F&B outlets, approximately 3,000 residences, a central entertainment plaza, and a number of luxury hotels.

The district’s main podium, 28 meters above ground, features a two level central plaza that will be larger than New York Times Square, circled by world class outlets, connected to a retail mall below, all with direct access to the iconic towers.

Uptown Dubai has connectivity to public transport, and is close to DMCC’s Jumeirah Lakes Towers, a community of over 92,500 people, as well as major commercial projects in Dubai’s Southern belt such as Expo 2020 and Al Maktoum International Airport.

Uptown Dubai’s residential properties will be available for off-plan sales in the first quarter of 2018.

Over the next decade, the landmark development is projected to create over 10,000 new jobs in Dubai.