Dubai Industrial City, one of the largest industrial hubs in region, has today announced the completion of major construction and infrastructure projects to help its community keep pace with manufacturing and logistics demand in the UAE.
Two highway extensions to Emirates Road have been completed, giving heavy-tow trucks direct access to the major causeway linking Abu Dhabi with the Northern Emirates, Oman and Saudi Arabia. By improving the community’s 127-kilometer-long road network, a major part of its enabling infrastructure, the upgrades enhance mobility for more than 750 business partners.
Dubai Industrial City has also inaugurated a 14,000-bed worker accommodation village, which brings the total number of available beds in the community to more than 56,000. The modern, well-equipped, low-rise buildings comprise living quarters, dining areas, leisure facilities and other amenities.
More than AED 410 million has been invested to develop the two projects, both of which have been completed and are now operational.
Since its inception in 2004, Dubai Industrial City has seen indirect investments of more than AED 8.4 billion pumped into its ecosystem to create a hub for players in the light and medium manufacturing sectors to set up easily and expand regionally.
Speaking on the completion of major infrastructure works in the community, Saud Abu Al Shawareb, Managing Director of Dubai Industrial City, said: “As a strategic driver and enabler of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030, we have continued to invest significantly in the development of our world-class infrastructure to strengthen our status as a global platform for knowledge-based, sustainable and innovative industries.”
The manufacturing sector is the fourth-largest contributor to the emirate’s economy and the industry reached a major milestone last year, achieving more than 60% of the Dubai Industrial Strategy 2030’s phase one objectives. Dubai Industrial City is a key stakeholder in the initiative and is responsible for two priority subsectors: such as food and beverage manufacturing and machinery and equipment.
The industrial hub is designed around a competitive masterplan divided into sector-focused zones: minerals, base metals, food and beverages, trading and distribution, transport, chemicals, and machinery and equipment. This has created an integrated end-to-end supply chain representing every aspect from raw materials such as cement and asphalt to food production, manufacturing, packaging, warehousing and logistics.
Photo Credit: Dubai Industrial City website.