Landscaping at The Galleries at Downtown Jebel Ali is taking on a new dimension, with construction of a 300-seat amphitheatre and 105 square metre screen now underway at the mixed-use community project in Dubai, master developer Limitless announced today (Sunday).
The amphitheatre will be a venue for cultural, arts and social events, and the focal point of The Galleries’ 20,000 sqm outdoor landscaped plaza, which also features 200 trees, lawns, fountains, pools and shaded spots for relaxation. The screen will be housed in a steel structure which, at 288 sqm, is about the size of a tennis court.
Construction of the amphitheatre comes as Limitless marks the third anniversary of the launch of Downtown Jebel Ali, its 200 hectare mixed-use, master planned development on Sheikh Zayed Road. The Galleries – an eight building complex of offices, apartments, retail and leisure facilities – is the first community project within Downtown Jebel Ali.
Saeed Ahmed Saeed, CEO of Limitless, said: “When Downtown Jebel Ali was launched we highlighted our belief that spaces in between buildings are as important as the structures themselves. Communal, outdoor areas make up around half of the project’s master plan, and the innovative landscaping work at The Galleries is living proof of our commitment to creating a healthy balance of indoor and outdoor space in our developments. We are proud of the progress at The Galleries and of all the teams involved in its delivery.”
Downtown Jebel Ali consists of four zones, each with its own Metro station, and, when complete, will accommodate around 200,000 people. More than 250 plots of land have been sold to third party developers, while Limitless itself is developing other plots – including the area where The Galleries now stands.
A-grade office and retail space is available for lease in The Galleries’ first four commercial towers, while residential accommodation will be online in the first half of 2010. Landscaping is scheduled for completion in early 2010, when a mosque for 500 worshippers is also due to break ground.
For leasing enquires, call Limitless on +971 4 435 7868 or DTZ toll-free on 600 522245 (+971 4 332 9267 outside the UAE), or visit www.downtownjebelali.com
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About Downtown Jebel Ali
Downtown Jebel Ali will stretch for 11 kilometres along Sheikh Zayed Road. Located between the Jebel Ali Free Zone and Techno Park, it will have 326 buildings, including 237 residential towers. The project will consist of four zones, each with three distinct districts: The Urban Centre, The Trellis and The Medina, creating a blend of business, residential, shopping, dining and entertainment facilities. Each zone will have a Dubai Metro station, its own internal people mover system, and road access from new interchanges on Sheikh Zayed Road.
Limitless, a Dubai World company, is a global, integrated real estate master developer, delivering distinctive, sustainable and life-enhancing developments that are designed around people. Our master planning of large-scale, balanced, mixed-use communities and waterfront developments aim to drive innovation in urban design, architecture and engineering.