By Gavin Gibbon
Businesses invited to tender for mixed-use transit oriented development project at Union station
Union Metro Station in Dubai is set to be transformed as part of a public private partnership (PPP) project launched by the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
Union is one of Dubai Metro’s busiest interchange stations in the Deira area and will form an integral part of a new mixed-use transit oriented development (TOD) project, which will also encompass the nearby bus and marine stations.
Known as Union 71, the TOD will be a mix of commercial, residential and retail units located exactly above the Dubai Metro underground station.
Local, regional and international businesses have been invited to tender for the project.
The bid also includes another project, ‘Saahat Deira’, just half a kilometre away from Union 71, which is to be developed as a rooftop entertainment plaza/café with a car park.
A statement from the RTA said: “The applicants shall be short-listed based on the technical and financial competencies and proposed revenue models.”