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Dubai's DMCC unveils Burj2020 District master plan

New commercial district will be nearly twice the size of New York's Rockefeller Center

Dubai's DMCC unveils Burj2020 District master plan

DMCC, the authority on trade, enterprise and commodities in Dubai, on Tuesday unveiled its conceptual master plan for the Burj2020 District.

Set to be the commercial heart of south Dubai and the epicentre of business activity, the project will be spread over 1 million square metres, the equivalent size of approximately one-third of the existing JLT area and nearly twice the size of New York's Rockefeller Center.

In addition to commercial space which will include Burj2020, the world's tallest commercial tower, a retail offering totalling over 100,000 square metres will serve the DMCC Free Zone, JLT and the surrounding areas.

Ahmed Bin Sulayem, executive chairman, DMCC, said: "Dubai's commitment to expanding economic growth and its strong track record in attracting global businesses is continuously driving DMCC to deliver efficient premium marketplaces for the leading businesses of today and tomorrow.

"The Burj2020 District is central to this strategy and will deliver the ideal balance of world-class commercial, retail, hospitality and residential space, all set within a thriving urban landscape at Dubai's southern gateway."

The Burj2020 District master plan was created by world-renowned tall tower architects, Adrian Smith and Gordon Gill (AS+GG) who were also the architects for Kingdom Tower in Saudi Arabia.

Adrian Smith, partner, AS+GG said: "Inspired by faceted gemstones, the Burj2020's stunning design is rooted in the principles of perpetual value, enduring strength and everlasting beauty. Symbolising the next stage of growth for the city, the design of the Burj2020 is also inspired by the facets of a diamond - elegant, bold and timeless."

The Burj2020 District will be integrated with the DMCC Free Zone in the JLT, with its 66 towers and is part of DMCC Free Zone's expansion strategy aimed at providing a commercial property offering unique to Dubai.

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