Sheikh Mohammed Announces ‘Dubai Design District’
(Dubai) – His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has announced that a new district will be created in Dubai dedicated to developing the emirate’s fashion, design and luxury sectors, a statement from the Government of Dubai Media Office said.
The ‘Dubai Design District’ will be adjacent to the Business Bay area of Dubai. The district is expected to become a full service commercial hub for design industry-related organisations, brands, and supporting enterprises within the value chain. It will feature a custom-built creative community that will encompass purpose-built commercial and retail facilities for established and emerging designers, design institutes, waterfront promenade, convention centre and event venues and related academic institutions.
Located at a short distance from Dubai’s arterial highways and the Emirate’s two international airports, the district is in sight of the Creek, Dubai’s historic trading epicentre, the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest building, and Dubai Mall, the world’s largest shopping complex. It is expected to be the most connected fashion district in the world, with Dubai being only 8 hours flight time from 90 per cent of the countries in the world.
The district will be operated by TECOM Investments, a member of Dubai Holding, which has an impressive track record in creating, operating and growing successful, industry focused business parks in Dubai.