Access to The Galleries, Limitlessâ€™ flagship community project in zone one of Downtown Jebel Ali, is now quicker and easier, thanks to a newly-opened road connecting Sheikh Zayed Road (SZR) directly with the development.
The slip road allows motorists on SZRâ€™s northbound (Dubai-bound) carriageway to drive straight into The Galleries, saving time and fuel, and cutting congestion on Dubaiâ€™s main highway.
The link is part of a major new junction on SZR â€“ Interchange 8 â€“ that will serve Downtown Jebel Ali and the Jebel Ali Free Zone when it is fully operational. Interchange 8 will open in summer, according to the Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Salah Ameen, Executive Director for Limitless in the Middle East, said: â€œWe welcome the opening of the northbound slip road, which means shorter journeys, lower fuel consumption and, most importantly, more convenience for our tenants and visitors.Â These benefits will be further enhanced when Interchange 8 is fully operational, as southbound traffic will also have direct access to and from The Galleries. We look forward to the RTAâ€™s opening of the entire junction â€“ and the Metro station serving Downtown Jebel Ali and Jafza â€“ as soon as possible.â€
Meanwhile, Downtown Jebel Aliâ€™s interior road network is also taking shape as Limitless continues its infrastructure delivery.Â More than 1.5 kilometres of tarmac is already laid, representing 20 per cent of the eight kilometre route network in zone one.
â€œAs master developer of Downtown Jebel Ali, we have sufficiently completed deep services infrastructure to allow third party developments to begin. Now we are laying the roads, streets and pavements that will connect The Galleries with other districts and buildings,â€ added Salah Ameen.
The Galleries is an eight-building mix of A-grade offices, apartments, retail and leisure facilities, and is set in 20,000 square metres of landscaped grounds which were officially opened in April.Â It is 45 minutesâ€™ drive from Abu Dhabi.
Current office tenants include Lâ€™Oreal, Ericsson, Kraft Foods, Standard Chartered Bank, SPX Corporation, Permasteelisa Gartner and Capitalstone. Retailers and restaurants already operating or at fit-out stage include Citibank, Blom Bank France, Diamond Lease, Appetite, Subway, Oregano, Mushmaool restaurant and Fresh Plus convenience store.