Dubai Developer Sobha To Hire 2,000 As Mega Project Takes Shape


By Aarti Nagraj

Dubai-based property developer Sobha plans to hire around 2,000 people in Dubai within the next year as it begins developing mega-project Mohammed Bin Rashid City – District One in the emirate.

The Dhs25 billion mixed-use project, being developed by MeydanSobha, a joint venture between Meydan and Sobha, will include the world’s largest man-made lagoon and luxurious residential units.

“This is a very exclusive development in terms of location,” PNC Menon, founder and chairman of Sobha Group told Gulf Business on the sidelines of Cityscape. “You can’t dream of a low-density development like this in the heart of any big city. Only 35 per cent of the development will used for habitation, with the balance 65 per cent comprising parks, greenery, water-bodies and beautiful roads,” he said.

“So we have a lot of activity coming up and we will be hiring more people for the next one year – we are recruiting about 2,000 people in Dubai,” he added.

The first phase of the development is slated for completion in June 2016 and will offer 332 villas. Showcase villas have been built over the last five months and open to public this week.

“We have seen a lot of interest from investors – mainly from the Gulf, the Middle East, India and Pakistan,” said Menon. But most are end-users, he added. More info