Dubai: Dubai Sports City has revealed the full progress made since the project was launched in 2004, with a huge push towards completion now underway.
With major milestones set to be met in the next two years, construction on new residential, commercial and sport facilities are scheduled to be completed in what is already a thriving community, which is part of the vision of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and his focus on healthy lifestyle communities.
The 50-million square feet community – the world’s first integrated purpose- built sports city – located on Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road, has already seen huge projects completed such as Victory Heights, The Els Club, Canal Residence West, Canal Retail Promenade and Sports Village, which is constantly growing as more and more residents and visitors use the world- class facilities on offer.
Khalid Al Zarooni, Dubai Sports City president, said: “It is wonderful to see Dubai Sports City growing everyday. Our aim is to set up a community with an active lifestyle for residents and visitors. With what we already have in place and what is soon to be added, we are quickly becoming the ultimate home and destination.”
With growth currently in full swing, Dubai Sports City expects to see a further 5,000 residents move in over the next 12 months, taking the population to 20,000. Once development is completed, the community will be home to 70,000 people. On top of the huge effort to make Dubai Sports City a place where an active lifestyle is on residents’ doorsteps, 200,000sqf of retail space will soon be a part of the community, with shops opening up along the Canal and within the housing developments. “We’re making great progress now,” said Vijay Sajjanhar, Dubai Sports City CFO. “We have a great mix of residential, sporting facilities and F&B outlets which are proving big success stories.”
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