DWC Secures 80-kilometre Boundary

DUBAI - The installation at the cost of Dh26 million of fences and gates around Dubai World Central (DWC), a multi-phase urban land development centred around the world’s largest airport, Al Maktoum International has been completed.

By Aneela Batool

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Published: Mon 12 Jan 2009, 1:01 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:14 AM

Announcing the completion, Abdulla Al Falasi, DWC’s Director of Marketing and Corporate Communications said: “The entire fencing is equivalent to that an area nearly twice the size of Hong Kong Island — a feat quite remarkable in itself.”

“By this special fencing, the way has been paved for a clear delineation and security within DWC’s major components. It also provides with security and protection from any possible untoward outside intrusion as DWC’s construction particularly Al Maktoum International Airport goes full steam ahead,” he explained.

A total of around 30,000 tonnes of steel and wires were used throughout the entire area, which took workers some 365 days to finish.

DWC is 140 square kilometre urban aviation community centred around the Al Maktoum airport. Currently being built 40 kilometres from the existing Dubai International Airport the project is almost twice the size of Hong Kong Island.

With infrastructure costs estimated at $33 billion, comprises six specialised clustered zones: DWC-Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai Logistics City (DLC), DWC Aviation City, DWC Commercial City, DWC Residential City and DWC Golf City.

Slated as a new benchmark in urban planning and destination living designed to support Dubai’s aviation, tourism, commercial and logistics requirements until 2050 and beyond, and represents one of the most important developments in the history of the United Arab Emirates.

Eventually home to over 900,000 people, DWC will be true ‘city-within-a-city’ with all the amenities that make up a world-class residential destination.


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