Expo City Dubai: When will the first group of commercial tenants move in? – New

The legacy site of Expo 2020 will be entirely pedestrianized and will not allow cars in its neighborhoods



Published: Mon 12 Sep 2022, 1:35 PM

Last update: Tue Sep 27, 2022 2:26 PM

Expo City Dubai, the legacy site of Expo 2020 Dubai, will be home to big names in its free zone destination, including companies that were founding partners of the Expo’s landmark six-month event.

The free zone site will also be home to many “affiliate tenants” from COP 28 2023, a senior Expo City Dubai (ECD) official said in an interview with Khaleej Times.

Ahmed Al Khatib, Director of Development and Delivery, ECD, said: “We will welcome tenants including Siemens, DP World and Terminus from October through early 2023; tenants will move in in stages, depending on size and We also look forward to hosting COP 28 in 2023, which is expected to welcome a number of affiliate tenants.

Al Khatib also shed light on how Expo City Dubai is very selective in selecting its anchor tenants who promise to bring innovative solutions to various challenges.

“From a broader perspective, we are continuing our careful screening process to ensure that all tenants – our partners in growing Expo City Dubai – are aligned with the values ​​of the city. ‘welcome tenants focused on innovation, technology, education and healthcare,’ Al Khatib said.

Building on its resounding success and retaining 80% of the infrastructure built by the Expo, Al Khatib explained how the revamped destination will provide a “smarter, more balanced, resilient and sustainable way of life”.

“Expo City Dubai will not allow cars in its neighborhoods. Visitors accessing the city by car can park just outside the neighborhood boundaries and then take advantage of buggies, Expo Explorer, eScooters and e-bikes available for hire in town.”

Expo City Dubai is easily accessible by Dubai Metro, car and taxi. Parking, including designated designated person parking, is available in the Al Forsan, Jubilee, Mobility and Sustainability areas.

“As part of the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan, Expo City Dubai exemplifies the solutions-creating capabilities of a clean, green, human-centric and technology-driven city of the future. The city is based on a deeply rooted belief that a broad coalition of people, working together, can propel human progress to help create a more sustainable and dignified future for all,” Al Khatib said.

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