x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Currently, a park is being constructed and a mosque has been announced. Construction is also about to begin on a daycare centre and plans for a school are also being considered.

The executive chairman of Dubai Multi Commodities Centre Authority (DMCC), Ahmed bin Sulayem, is keen to provide all the facilities his community needs - all within easy reach.

A park is currently being constructed and a mosque has been announced.

“The more we provide amenities, the more we put what people require, the more they will spend time in JLT. The only thing I wouldn’t build in JLT is a mega mall, like Mall of the Emirates or Dubai Mall,” he said.

“For now the retail that we have is more than enough and with the expansion we’ll see how that comes to fruition. We’re not too far from the major malls, and just walking distance from Dubai Marina Mall so that is something I wouldn’t touch. We look at Dubai as a whole and then if there is something missing, we provide that.”

Construction is about to begin on a daycare centre and plans for a school are also being considered.

“A proper school, from grades 1 to 12, that is something I would like to see in JLT,” said Mr bin Sulayem.

“That would serve not only the JLT community, it would serve the surrounding communities as well.”

malkhan@thenational.ae