30 April, 2014

DIP labour & staff accommodation sees huge demand amid construction boom

Dubai, April 30, 2014: Dubai Investments Park [DIP], the largest integrated commercial, industrial and residential community in the Middle East and a subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, is witnessing huge demand for its labour and staff accommodation facilities amidst the heightened construction activity in the neighborhood.

DIP's proximity to the Expo 2020 site is also fuelling the demand for its labour and staff accommodation complex, built as per international standards and a testimony to DIP's commitment to human capital and resources.

The DIP labour accommodation zone, which currently has a total of 225 plots for staff accommodations - from apartments to labour camps, accommodates over 90,000 people. Specifically fitted with the best of recreational facilities - both indoor and outdoor, the labour accommodations within DIP are well served by public transport facilities as well as the day-to-day lifestyle necessities such as supermarkets, shopping centres, ATMs, clinics and mosques.

"Dubai's successful bid to host Expo 2020 has attracted a lot of construction and business activity to this part of the Emirate, and there are has been a huge demand for quality accommodation within DIP with its closeness to the Expo site. We are well equipped to handle any kind of industrial, manufacturing or labour accommodation requirements arising out of this," said Mr. Omar Al Mesmar, General Manager of DIP.

"DIP continues to grow as per its envisioned goal to become a self-contained city within a city. Providing good living conditions for labourers and staff has always been a priority for DIP. The high-standard labour and staff accommodation at DIP complements Dubai's all-round growth and development strategy in line with its emergence as a world-class business and tourism hub," said Mr. Mesmar.

The first-of-its kind development in the region which set new standards for labour as well as staff accommodation way back in 2001, the DIP labour accommodations maintains the best health and cleanliness standards, with regular inspections by site supervisors as well as Dubai Municipality officials. General safety standards are of the highest levels with self-closing and smoke proof fire exit doors, secure staircase exits and openings sealed with fire sealants.

The materials used in construction are as per the specifications of the Civil Defense. Smoke and heat detectors as well as fire extinguishers undergo periodic maintenance to ensure reliability. The kitchen area is conveniently located on the ground floor and away from the sleeping area. Authorized LP gas companies connect a central LPG system to fixed LPG tank installation adding to the safety with regular maintenance.

Rubbish and trash build up is maintained at minimal level and removed daily. There are strict rules against storage in pump room, electric rooms, or under fire exit stairs as well as storage of hazardous materials. Occupants are all given adequate training in first-aid and firefighting.

Lavish landscaping with beautiful green surroundings makes it an ideal place to live and work at. DIP lives up to its promise of being one of the most environment oriented developments in the region. To achieve this, they maintain a 10% to 20% landscaping area for the staff accommodation plot.

Excellent healthcare facilities are ensured for the staff at a DIP clinic conveniently located near the camps with top-notch first aid facilities. DIP also provides a 24-hour patrol service to ensure a safe and secure environment with emergency numbers to contact DIP security round-the-clock.

About Dubai Investments Park: 
Dubai Investments Park [DIP] is a unique, self-contained mixed-use industrial, commercial and residential complex operated by Dubai Investments Park Development Company LLC. Spread across an area of 2,300 hectares (with 1,700 hectares leased), its master-plan was developed in 1997. It has been designed as a city-within-a-city offering state-of-the-art infrastructure and outstanding facilities and services. A subsidiary of Dubai Investments PJSC, DIP is divided into three distinct zones - each setting the benchmark for high quality projects in a well-planned, fully-integrated master community development. DIP is strategically located within minutes from the Al Maktoum International Airport and Jebel Ali Port. 

© Press Release 2014