A huge Dhs8 billion project named 1 Central has just been announced that will be part of Dubai World Trade Centre and will sit just next to Emirates Towers on Sheikh Zayed Road.

The development will feature tall towers and low rise areas. It will be mixed use, meaning you’ll be able to live there, eat there, work there, stay in hotels there and hang out there (they’re saying there will be “recreational facilities” too, although we’re not sure exactly what those are yet).

Here’s a bit of what to expect…

H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, was briefed on the engineering plans for the project today.

Here are some more photos of the project:

one-central-in-storyThere will be low rise elements to the project featuring roof gardens that look somewhat similar to the Gate Village in DIFC.

1 central dubai world trade centreThere will be retail, restaurants and more. 

Little else has been released about the project yet, but it certainly looks like it will transform the plot of land between the current Dubai World Trade Centre and Emirates Towers. We’ll keep you updated when more information comes out.

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Photos: Twitter/Dubai Media Office.