By Andy Sambidge
Developer unveils Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City District Eleven scheme to include homes for airline pilots
The Meydan Group on Sunday announced two major new projects - Mohamed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City District Eleven and Meydan Avenue, two mixed-use developments in Dubai.
The group said Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City District Eleven will feature more than 2,000 residential units, parks, private schools and retail businesses.
The community will include two prime residential areas - 1,500 four-bedroom semi-detached villas for Emirates Airline pilots and an additional 700 four-bedroom units constructed in the Meydan Villas plot, the company said in a statement.
One of the key elements to District Eleven is the launch of Kent College Canterbury - Meydan, a strategic partnership between Meydan Group and one of the most respected educational institutes in the UK, it added.
The school will eventually accommodate up to 2,000 students; and will feature sport and recreational facilities including football and rugby fields, cricket grounds and a running track.
Meydan also announced that construction has begun on its newly rebranded Meydan Avenue, previously known as Diamond Business Park, located close to The Meydan hotel, racecourse and grandstand.
The development will offer a mix of residential, commercial, retail and recreational facilities, as well as a range of conference and exhibition services, as well as the new Meydan Arena, the company added.
Completing the range of developments at Meydan Avenue will be the new Meydan headquarters, leasable office space for local and international businesses.
Meydan chairman Saeed Humaid Al Tayer said: "We are building desirable communities in Dubai which will become integral areas for living and working in the years to come. It's an exciting time for us at Meydan as construction is underway on both of these major new projects and will soon be coming to life."For all the latest real estate news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.