Logistics growth drives interest in Jebel Ali Property

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Published May 31st, 2011 - 08:27 GMT
Suburbia residential project
Suburbia residential project

DAMAC Properties, the largest independent developer in the Middle East, has announced it has reached the third level of its ‘Suburbia’ residential development adjacent to the Jebel Ali free zone.

The developer is rapidly progressing with construction, to ensure it’s well positioned to meet increasing demand for residential apartments within close proximity to Dubai’s expanding trade and logistics hub.

Jebel Ali is one of Dubai’s main economic growth engines; it generated more than $60 billion dollars worth of trade over the past twelve months. Logistics and trade are creating employment and that is stimulating demand for nearby housing. More than 200,000 people work at the Jebel Ali Port, and of that number, currently about 80 per cent commute to work from elsewhere in Dubai, or the wider Emirates, said Niall Mc Loughlin, Senior Vice President DAMAC Properties.

‘’We are developing our ‘Suburbia’ residential project at pace in anticipation of increased demand for residential housing in this particular area of Dubai over the next few years”.

Suburbia is a low rise multi-building development influenced by Moroccan architecture. It will offer 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments as well as townhouses on the ground level. The development will also include first class facilities including a state of the art gymnasium, children’s play area and swimming pool. It is also located within walking distance of the Dubai Metro station.

“We have reached the third floor on the north and south towers of the project and are extremely pleased with the rate of construction. The project is slated for delivery in 2013, and we are on track to meet that deadline” Mc Loughlin added.

The main contractor for Suburbia is Sharpoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd., which has been active in the Middle East for more than 40 years. The enabling works were carried out by Stromek Emirates Foundations.

Suburbia is positioned in the middle of the ‘Dubai Logistics Corridor,’ which was officially opened by the Ruler of Dubai H. H Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum last year. It is designed to be the world’s largest multi-modal logistics platform that links sea, land and air to facilitate the transportation of goods in record time. The unified project, with its extensive facilities, is expected to considerably boost logistics operations in Dubai.

Last year alone, 480 new companies, including 55 multinationals, launched operations in Jebel Ali. Companies are drawn by the convenience of having all relevant services readily available to conduct effective business operations.

“Jebel Ali is the heart and soul of logistics in Dubai. The potential for growth in the logistics sector is enormous, and from that we are predicting there will be a flow on effect to demand for residential property within the logistics corridor” Mc Loughlin commented.

The optimistic outlook is supported by a recent forecast by the IMF, which is predicting growth to remain steady in the UAE at about 4 per cent for the next six years. The improved outlook reflects large public investment spending by Abu Dhabi as well as stronger tourism, logistics and trade in the emirate of Dubai.

DAMAC Properties constantly assesses and evaluates the macro-economic environment to provide property and investment solutions in rapidly changing markets. As one of the leading developers in the Middle East, DAMAC Properties has an impressive track record of selecting and developing the right properties in the right location at the right time.

Background Information

Damac Properties

DAMAC Properties has been at the forefront of the Middle East’s luxury real estate market since 2002, delivering residential, commercial and leisure properties across the region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Jordan, Lebanon, Oman and the United Kingdom.

Jebel Ali Free Zone

We are the leading Free Zone of the region that lies at the centre of trade and is part of a unique ecosystem that offers end to end solutions and growth opportunities to businesses that operate locally and globally.
With all the right resources in one place, Jafza has the foundation for you to tap into fresh opportunities with suppliers, trade partners and logistics providers to reduce your costs and increase your profits.

للسبت الـ15.. احتجاجات السترات الصفراء تتواصل في فرنسا

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:46 GMT
من احتجاجات السترات الصفراء في فرنسا
من احتجاجات السترات الصفراء في فرنسا

يواصل الآلاف من محتجي حركة "السترات الصفراء" تظاهراتهم للأسبوع الخامس عشر على التوالي في العاصمة باريس ومدن فرنسية أخرى.

وقالت الشرطة في بيان، "أعلن في باريس عن خمس تظاهرات، ثلاث منها بشكل تجمعات، أما المسيرتان الأخريان اللتان سميتا على موقع فيسبوك للتواصل الاجتماعي "تسونامي أصفر" و"كلنا في الشانزيليزيه لا نتراجع عن شيء"، فستنطلقان من قوس النصر ظهر اليوم السبت على التوالي وتنتهيان في ساحة تروكاديرو".

وأضاف البيان أن هذه المسيرات ستعبر جادة الشانزليزيه وحي الأوبرا وتلتف حول متحف اللوفر وتتوقف أمام مقر "حركة شركات فرنسا" ثم تواصل طريقها إلى ساحة تروكاديرو.

من جهتها قالت وزارة الداخلية الفرنسية بشان الأرقام التي تنشرها، إن حجم التظاهرات تراجع في أيام السبوت الأربعة الأخيرة.

بدورهم أعلن أربعة آلاف شخص من رواد مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي مساء الجمعة عبر فيسبوك عن نيتهم المشاركة في هذه التجمعات، وقال أكثر من 18 ألفا آخرين إنهم "مهتمون" بها.

وذكرت مواقع التواصل أنه ستُنظم تجمعات في مدن أخرى غير العاصمة، مثل بوردو، التي تعد مع تولوز من مواقع التعبئة الكبرى التي تشهد باستمرار صدامات عنيفة مع قوات الشرطة.

من جهتها أبلغت نقابة شرطة بوردو المسؤولين مساء الجمعة عن "الوضع الحرج" و"الإنهاك المعنوي والجسدي" لرجال الشرطة، مطالبة بوسائل أكثر فاعلية لمواجهة "حرب العصابات في المدن".

لكن وزير الداخلية الفرنسي كريستوف كاستانير صرح خلال زيارة إلى ضاحية أوبرفيلييه شمال شرقي باريس "إذا كان البعض يعتقدون أن رجال الشرطة سينهكون وسيتم استنزافهم، فهم مخطئون"، مؤكدا أن "رجال الشرطة سيكونون حاضرين وسيقومون بمهامهم".

يشار إلى أن 41 ألف شخص تظاهروا في فرنسا السبت الماضي، مقابل 282 ألفا في 17 نوفمبر أول يوم للتحركات الاحتجاجية الاجتماعية، بحسب بيانات رسمية

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