Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai has launched the phase two of Dubai Healthcare City expansion project.
Through the project, the Healthcare City will be enlarged by 22 million square feet and around AED3-5 billion or $1.36 billion will be outlaid for its realization.
It was reported that the Deputy Chairperson of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority already discussed with Sheikh Mohammad and Sheikh Maktoum Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum the details of the project.
According to the Deputy Chairperson of the Dubai Healthcare City Authority, the expansion project is in accordance with the UAE Vision 2021 and Dubai Plan 2021, aiming to boost and improve the position of UAE as a desirable destination for healthcare, medical and tourism. He also added that 25% of the land will be reserved for medical services and another 25% will be allocated for hospitality and retail. Dedicated bicycle and jogging tracks and pedestrian crossings are also included.
This project comprises the Nashami healthcare project covering a space of 2.4 million square feet which is expected to handle 20,000 people. It will feature hospitality and leisure facilities, retail stores and also rehabilitation facilities facing a waterfront.
Other upcoming projects that will be carried out for the next five years were also talked about including the Hamdan Bin Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum College for Medical Sciences and Dentistry and an advanced first aid section.