Under construction: More than 26,000 buildings coming up in Dubai

Construction activities in Dubai seem to have hit a new high with more than 26,000 buildings under construction in the city.

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Unoccupied construction sites are seen in Dubai's Marina area, November 28, 2009. World leaders expressed confidence in the global economic recovery Friday despite fears about a debt default by Gulf emirate Dubai, while major banks played down their exposure to the debt. REUTERS/Steve Crisp (UNITED ARAB EMIRATES BUSINESS) - RTXR87E

Dubai: Construction activities in Dubai seem to have hit a new high with more than 26,000 buildings under construction in the city.

According to the buildings department of Dubai Municipality (DM) there are currently 26,653 buildings under construction, including 16,870 developer’s villas, 1,238 multi-storied buildings, 770 general buildings, 737 industrial buildings and 6,111 private villas.

Layali Al Mulla, Director of DM’s Buildings Department, said that in the first quarter of this year, the number of buildings under the municipality’s supervision has risen to 110,000, out of which 26,653 buildings are under construction, which include private villas, investment villas, general buildings, public and industrial establishments and various kinds of multi-storied buildings.

Al Mulla said that 3,360 buildings have been completed from the beginning of this year until the end of March, out of which 2,296 are investment villas, 103 are multi-storied buildings, 783 private villas, 67 industrial buildings, 47 general buildings and 65 high rise buildings. More info

Source:  www.zawya.com

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