Dubai mega-development will feature 3,000 serviced apartments

Union Properties (UPP) has revealed a new masterplan for its MotorCity development in Dubai.

The developer has signed an agreement with China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) to build the new mega development, which will have a completed value of more than AED8 billion ($2.18 billion).
The MotorCity masterplan willinclude 44 new high and low rise buildings, more than 150 villas, and a wide range of residential, commercial, entertainment and hospitality facilities. It is expected to include more than 11,500 residential units, around 3000 serviced apartments, 3,500 hotel rooms, 46,000 square metres of retail space and more than 300,000 square metres of office space.

At the heart of the new masterplan will be a new design for Union Properties' Vertex - a mixed-use development with five towers, that will include a five-star hotel and serviced apartments.
Nasser Butti Omair bin Yousef, chairman of Union Properties, said: "Our partnership with CSCEC is a significant milestone as we set out a new direction for Union Properties. Today, with our new management team and clear growth strategy in place, we are setting out on a new phase that will take UPP to the next level, both in the UAE and internationally. Our MotorCity Masterplan embodies our new vision. From design through to construction, we are partnering with the best minds in the business to create a truly iconic City within a City."

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"It’s been really good. For a first event, the numbers are good, and we’ve had some very positive feedback from the owners that we’ve invited here. We’ve had some really good conversation with partners and potential owners. The atmosphere has been really good - I think the tours of Bangkok yesterday which allowed people to get to know each other on an informal basis was a great idea. I’m sure the event will grow from here."

Douglas Martell, chairman & CEO, Onyx Hospitality Group

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