UAE. Dubai Industrial City (DI), the region's leading manufacturing and logistics destination and a member of TECOM Investments, launched the second phase of its warehouse and showroom development, offering state-of-the-art storage facilities that will augment the growing logistics industry in Dubai and the UAE.
Built at a cost of AED750 million (US$204.21 million), the new phase comprises 3.5 million square feet of warehouses and retail showrooms equipped with back storage, featuring units measuring 5,000 and 10,000 square feet.
These new facilities double the present size of the current storage facilities, and along with an additional 3 million square feet of open storage yards that are equipped with asphalted tarmacs and round-the-clock security, bring the aggregate amount of current storage at the light to medium industrial destination to 10 million square feet – the largest-of-its-kind under one area in the UAE.
Dubai Industrial City now features a total of 627 eight-meter high warehouses, and 122 retail showrooms with amenities for temperature-controlled and chemical storage, workshops for light industrial activities and machinery operation, in addition to warehouses for general-use.
Abdulla Belhoul, Managing Director, Dubai Industrial City, said: “There is an increasing demand for quality and specialized storage facilities in the market, with a heightened emphasis on health and safety. The launch of the second phase of warehouses at Dubai Industrial City addresses such needs, and will further consolidate Dubai’s position as the current logistics hub in the UAE and the Middle East. It will also spur growth in the nation’s industrial sector, which has grown by approximately 11 per cent in 2011, making it the second largest contributor to the UAE’s economy after the hydrocarbon sector.”
Underlining the health and safety dimension of the warehouses, Belhoul added: “The warehouses are engineered to respond to the sophisticated industrial and safety needs of the diverse light and medium industrial units operating at Dubai Industrial City such as food and beverage, machinery and equipment, as well as base metals and chemicals. The units are subjected to periodic monitoring and supervision by Dubai Industrial City’s Health, Safety and Environment Department to ensure full compliance.”
Located on Emirates Road near the new Al Maktoum International Airport, Dubai Industrial City offers a strategic advantage due to its proximity to major highways and the Jebel Ali Port. Covering an area of 560 million square feet (55 square kilometers), it offers a dedicated manufacturing destination comprising six industrial clusters - food and beverage, base metal, mineral products, chemicals, transport equipment and parts and machinery and mechanical equipment.
About Dubai Industrial City
Dubai Industrial City (DI), a member of TECOM Investments, is the second largest non-real estate project in Dubai and is spread across 55 square kilometers (560 million square feet) of land. The industrial destination was established to serve as a catalyst for the growth and expansion of the industrial sector in the United Arab Emirates - especially in light to medium manufacturing sectors with specific emphasis on Machinery and Mechanical equipment, Transport Equipment and parts, Base Metal, Chemicals, Food and Beverage and Mineral Products.
Dubai Industrial City provides a cost effective and efficient business environment together with a number of industry supporting products and facilities including warehousing and logistics solutions, modern offices, labour villages, vocational training, commercial and industrial land as well as a one stop shop for the issue of required licenses and permits.
Dubai Industrial City is strategically located next to the new Al Maktoum Airport (Dubai World Central) and in close proximity to the Jebel Ali Free Zone. The City provides a traffic free environment with direct connections to the Emirates Road, Dubai By Pass Road providing easy and convenient access to global transportation points via road, air and sea.