Dubai opens first 'luxury' labour camp

Labour Cities with restaurants, cinemas and sports facilities will eventually house 87,500 workers.
Dubai opens first 'luxury' labour camp
Mon 26 Feb 2007 11:59 AM

Dubai Industrial City today announced the completion of its first Labour City in the Base Metal zone, with a capacity to accommodate 12,500 supervisors and groups of workers across Dubai Industrial City and Dubai.

The Labour City, which comprises 14 buildings, is the first of seven that are planned for construction at Dubai Industrial City at a cost of Dhs1.6 billion ($435 million). The remaining six cities will be launched this year and in the first quarter of 2008.

Rashed Al Ansari, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Industrial City said that the completion of the first Labour City is part of a broader initiative to provide accommodation for all levels of workers in the Emirate.

Eventually, the residential area will include restaurants, groceries, banks, medical centres, cinemas and other retail services.

When completed, the city will spread across a total land area of 14 million sq.ft., and have 87,500 beds.

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