Based on the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai South is a multi-phase development. The master-planned city dubbed as “The Centre of Tomorrow” that was launched in 2006 as Dubai World Central (DWC) was renamed in 2015. Along with a complete residential district with a wide range of amenities, Dubai South is home to the Expo City (at Expo 2020 site), Al Maktoum International Airport and a Business Park.
The eight different phases integrate residential, commercial, logistics, aviation, hospitality and leisure zones in one multi-faceted development under the flagship of the government. This free economic zone in Dubai sprawls over an area of 145 sq. km. with a 7 sq. km. aerospace hub and and 18 sq. km. logistics hub. With many phases currently under construction and many completed over the recent years, Dubai South is also offering freehold plots and off-plan investment opportunity with easy payment plans.
There are three arterial roads which make reaching Dubai South easier; Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Sheikh Zayed Road and Emirates Road. The RTA managed bus F55 services the area.
Dubai South will not only have its own metro line, Route 2020 which is an extension of the current Red Line of Dubai Metro. This will create convenience in travelling especially for people who have to travel from home to their work regularly.
Other metro stations near Business Bay include Burj Khalifa/ Dubai Mall Metro Station, Financial Centre Station and Emirates Towers Station.
Right now there are a few schools near Dubai South in Dubai Investments Park. Dove Green Private School follows the British curriculum, Greenfield Community School offers the American curriculum, Bright Riders School features the Indian curriculum while British Columbia Canadian School offers the Canadian curriculum.
The number of schools and other educational centres will increase when the residential project is fully developed.
As the area is a proud core land for Al Maktoum International Airport, there is Emirates Aviation Services LLC close to the airport site that serves as a training and learning centre of civil aviation.
University options can be found in the two educational hubs, Dubai International Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Park. Both these options are 30 minutes away from Dubai South.
The shopping needs of people living in this district will soon be fulfilled. There will be mega malls in Dubai South. As for now, Ibn Battuta Mall can be reached within 25 minutes and The Outlet Village by Meraas is 22 minutes away.
Other nearby malls include Dubai Marina Mall, Mall of the Emirates and the world-renowned Dubai Mall. These shopping destinations can be reached within a 40-minute drive.
Jebel Ali Beach is one of the best public beaches in Dubai accessible at a drive of 23 minutes while JBR Beach is not more than half an hour away from the community.