Blueprints ready for five projects in city

DUBAI — The designs of five different projects in Dubai that would offer a variety of services to the city’s residents have been finalised by Dubai Municipality.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Tue 1 Nov 2005, 9:29 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:33 PM

Works of the projects, which are being undertaken at a total estimated cost of Dh203.86 million, are expected to commence by the end of this year or early next year.

Qassim Sultan, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, said the projects include a Dh10 million project to carry out landscaping of Al Mamzar interchange and the adjoining streets, a Dh150 million annex building for the civic body, a Dh10 million public library complex at Al Mankhool, the Dh9.18 million headquarters for Al Nahda Women’s Association in Hatta, and a Dh8 million Ladies Club for the civic body's female staff.

“Works of the landscaping and beautification project for Al Mamzar interchange and adjoining areas will begin soon. It will be completed in nine months,” he said.

The Al Mamzar interchange is regarded as a gateway to Dubai from Sharjah and other northern emirates and enough consideration is given to this point in implementing the beautification project, Sultan pointed out.

“A large number of vehicles pass through this junction every day. In designing the landscape of this area, we have considered the significance of this interchange. Various types of plants including date palms, ground covers, grass meadows and flowers will be used in the project. Some portions shall be fixed with small and large rocks along with plants suitable for the environment,” he added.

Apart from the interchange, parts of Al Ittihad Road between Al Mulla Plaza and Al Tawun interchange and road sides as well as the median along the roads leading to the interchange would also be planted with small types of plants, green meadows and seasonal flowers. Where there is no underground service cables, large trees would planted, he explained.

The DM annex building project, which includes a large car parking facility for the staff, would be tendered soon, said Sultan, adding that initially, a two-storey building would be built with two basements and ground floor, with the provision of adding a 20-storey tower in future. Basement (1) would offer 283 parking spaces while Basement (2) would have 309 parking lots. The ground floor would house a reception and waiting area for customers, offices for Dubai Municipal Council, prayer areas for men and women plus commercial outlets. There would be 77 parking lots outside the building, he informed.

According to Sultan, the Al Mankhool Library building, which consists of ground and first floors with a total built-up area of 2,400 square metres, will include separate main reading halls for male and female visitors, a fully-equipped children’s reading hall, separate reading halls for magazines and periodicals (for male and female visitors), a multi-purpose hall that can accommodate 150 persons, administrative office, general services, prayer hall, store, guard room, shaded area for children’s games, small garden and a parking lot for 42 cars. Located close to the Eid prayer ground in Al Mankhool area, the new library could serve, apart from Al Mankhool itself, the highly populated areas of Bur Dubai such as Karama, Satwa, Al Dhiyafa, and Al Jafiliya.

The Al Nahda Women’s Association building in Hatta, to be built at a total area of 3,114 square meters, would include an administrative block, a recreation facility, cultural complex, nursery and kindergarten facilities, and sports complex, he said, adding that the Ladies Club would be built alongside the existing DM Staff Club in Al Garhoud area.

The club would include all recreational facilities such as those for practising sports, workouts, yoga and a health club consisting of Jacuzzi, sauna, steam and massage facilities, he said, adding that there will be Internet booths and a hall for children equipped with appropriate games.

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