Dubai World Central is aiming for an early 2009 first airing of Commercial City , which will spread across a substantial 1,500 hectares.
Commercial City will bear inspiration from a welter of urban landscapes, including New York, Paris and Tokyo, as well as some that are unique of its own. “Of course, we have studied other model cities, but we are designing a city that will meet the demands of today â€” in other words, smart technology and modern infrastructure,” says Khalid Bin Harib, CEO of DWC, Real Estate.
The development will have a relaxed ambience about it and be unlike any other commercial project in Dubai.
The obvious intention is for it to be the business hub of Dubai World Central, but with the allotted area allowing for optimum use of open spaces, parkland and amenities for leisure and entertainment. There will be 800-odd high-rises, town-houses, as well as housing complex catering to mid-income households. As many as 300,000 people are projected to call Commercial City their home.
DWC is calling in support from other quarters as well. A joint venture will be formed with a major developer to take on a string of projects at Commercial City.
Local andÂ international investors are expection the release of prime plots in the development. At least 25 hotels are planned.
Considering business travelers and short-stay visitors alike, DWC Real Estate is planning on hotel room capacities that would fulfill everyone’s need and budget. Many options will be available, from deluxe hotels to basic three-star accommodation.
There will be eight zones with their own themes, including the Creative Commerce District, Grand Central, Business District, Central Park, The Urban Village, The 7 Towers, Residential Crescent and Lake District.