Part of a plan to make Dubai a green and sustainable city by 2021, six major projects have been given the green light by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.
The projects will be managed by Dubai Municipality and will focus on culture, sport, industry and services.
The Vertical Industrial City designed by Italian architects is one of such projects, featuring a 280-hectare site that will have residential, commercial and industrial components. Another project is the Gulf Safari, a 100-hectare golf complex with a training academy, reported state news agency WAM.
A new Convention Centre with a capacity to hold 10,000 people has also been approved, with the complex also containing two hotels, offices and the new Mohammed Bin Rashid Library.
Dubai Steps is “a cultural and sport project with includes 500 stairs symbolising the challenges and progress of Dubai,” WAM reported.
The Hardware, Bicycles and Green Building market will be built in the Warsan area of Dubai. Covering an area of 11 hectares, the plans include 100 shops and 53 bicycle showrooms.
Lastly, Dubai Municipality will also build an extensive network of sewerage tunnels by 2020, which will render the current 121 pumping stations used across the city obsolete.
The architects behind the projects have not yet been revealed.