Master plan rendering of the Auto Park in DIP
Al-Futtaim Automotive Division – exclusive distributors of leading car brands in the UAE – has announced plans to open its Auto Park within Dubai Investments Park [DIP], the one-of-its-kind integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in Middle East.
The state-of-the-art Auto Park in DIP, to be operational in 2017, will showcase top car brands distributed by Al-Futtaim, including Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge. The Auto Park will also include Al-Futtaim’s ALAC business, comprising tyres, batteries, workshop equipment & body shop divisions.
The multi-level showroom complex, which will span a total area of 34,466 square meters, will be among one of the largest automobile parks in the region. Once ready, the Auto Park will offer a wide array of services including sales, service, repairs, car hire and spare parts sales, among others. The Auto Park will accommodate over 1,400 vehicles for sale, service & stock inventory.
DIP is fast emerging as the preferred automobile hub in Dubai, with leading car brands and companies opening showrooms within the development. The Auto Park perfectly complements the wide array of automobile attractions on offer within DIP, which includes car showrooms for new and used cars, and 14 automobile service outlets and repair facilities which offer vehicle maintenance and convenience for customers.
Omar Al Mesmar, General Manager of DIP, said: “Dubai Investments Park is proud of its automobile portfolio, and the new Al-Futtaim Auto Park will further redefine the vehicle purchase and maintenance experience within the development, and catering to the discerning needs of our customers. The wide array of automobile retail outlets within DIP is part of its commitment to offer a multifaceted brand experience to our customers.”
He added: “With this new Auto Park, DIP will serve as a new sales and service channel for leading car brands amidst surging volumes and growth in demand expected in the auto market in the coming years.”
Len Hunt, President of Al-Futtaim Automotive Division, said: “We are on the threshold of aggressive expansion in the UAE and the Auto Park in Dubai Investments Park is designed to meet the growing demands of customers in DIP, and neighbouring communities. DIP is expected to witness exponential growth due to its strategic proximity to Al Maktoum International Airport and the Expo 2020 site, which will translate into surging growth in its industrial & residential offerings and the cascading demand for quality commercial and passenger vehicles.”
He added: “Our Strategic Market Research revealed a huge latent potential for an Auto Park in DIP, which will provide added customer convenience and access in the area. The project will be completed in two phases and the concept designs have been finalized.”
Al-Futtaim Motors also operates a massive Parts Distribution Centre within DIP to meet the growing demand for automotive parts and accessories in the region. The company’s facility, one of the biggest Toyota Parts Distribution Centres in the world, consists of two warehouses plus ancillary buildings.
DIP is one of the largest integrated residential and business communities in the Middle East and offers state-of-the-art infrastructure, including 140-km of internal road network coupled with other attractions.