Ambitious new projects aimed at making Dubai a sustainable city by 2021 were approved by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai.
Dubai Media Office, the official government agency, tweeted the visit had resulted in the launch of the Dubai Convention Centre, Vertical Industrial City, Dubai Steps, and the Hardware and Bicycles Market projects.
Dubai Convention Centre will span five hectares and its main hall, called Rashid Hall, will have a capacity of 10,000 people. Other components of the project include a congress hall, two hotels and offices, and a car park for 2,000 vehicles. The Mohammed Bin Rashid Library will also be developed as a part of the project.
The Gulf Safari development will span 100 hectares, of which 70 will be allocated for a golf course. It will be open to everyone with a fee to be set by the Municipality.
The Vertical Industrial City will include three zones. – industrial activity, apartments and hotels and a business park.
Dubai Steps is a cultural and sports project which will include 500 stairs, symbolising the challenges and progress of Dubai.
The Hardware, Bicycles, and Green Building Market will be constructed in Warsan. Up to 100 shops and 53 showrooms are expected to be housed in the market.
The market itself is set for completion by the end of September 2016 and its green building section will focus construction materials. Four solar power generation panels will also be developed at the project.