The private developer behind the world’s largest horse racing complex revealed plans to construct an airline pilots’ village as part of the second phase of the Dh21 billion Mohammed bin Rashid City megaproject in Dubai.
Mohammed bin Rashid City, District Eleven, a collection of 1,500 four-bedroom semi-detached villas spanning a total of 450,000 square metres, will be left to Emirates Airline pilots.
Separately the developer will also construct 700 four-bedroom villas for sale containing another 210,000 square metres.
The project, next to Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Al Ain Road, will also comprise a new private school, Kent College Canterbury. The school will focus in equestrian training and in time will cater up to 2,000 students from year 1 to 12 based around the British curriculum.
District Eleven will develop into a sought-after housing community in Dubai as they bring in exceptional education facilities, set off by one-of-a-kind landscaping and green space.
The Mohammed bin Rashid City project, situated along Sheikh Zayed Road, Emirates Road and Al Khail Road, was divulged in November 2012. At the time it was lined up to include the world’s biggest shopping mall named the Mall of the World and more than 100 hotels.
On the other hand, the mission of building the Mall of the World has been passed to the government multinational Dubai Properties and situated on land it owns off the Sheikh Zayed Road.
The MBR City project, which was pronounced by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in November, represents a revival of a similar Mohammed bin Rashid Gardens project, which was first revealed in 2008 but never succeeded the drawing board due to worldwide financial crisis.
The 2008 master plan had recommended the Gardens project would cover 74 square kilometres and expense will be US$60 billion.