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Mon 26 Feb 2007 11:59 AM

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Dubai opens first 'luxury' labour camp

Labour Cities with restaurants, cinemas and sports facilities will eventually house 87,500 workers.

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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mohammad ghouse APCCVFL 13 years ago

Dubai is the biggest construction country with its multistored buildings, highways, airports. I heard that morethan 30% cranes are using for construction work in the world. This shows that the work force of the country. Employees including workers and labours (who are working in Dubai), coming from Sharjah, Ajman, Abu Dhabi and other places to Dubai, have been facing traffic problems for a long time. It is good news for all to accommodate in Luxury lobour camp in Dubai in the coming year. I hope it may increase their living standards, culture, unity, working capacity, health and safety standards. I say heart fully thanks to the Dubai municipality for their bold decession.

arlene 13 years ago

That's 160 square feet per person. Nice!

Vijay Naidu 13 years ago

It is a 'Quality and Commendable' job indeed. Dubai Municipality has proved that it is humane and responds to the needs with a heart. Who cares for the needy who live in such deplorable conditions though involved in the task of building a great nation that is UAE. A good recognition of the efforts of this segment who frequently are prone to depressive tendancies. This high tech sophisticated camp will go a long way in uplifting their spirits and help them improve their productivty and maintain better health and improved life. Another feather in the cap for the Dubai Municipality. God bless the visionaries.

SUNNY 13 years ago

Truly a great way to recognise the unsung hero's of this great Dubai!

Tariq 12 years ago

Can anyone tell me where I can get data on Labour Camps in Dubai - how many are there? What is the demand for the same? How many are coming up? rental rates? etc.