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Dubai South (Dubai World Central)

Dubai South is Dubai’s largest single urban master development focusing on an aviation and logistics ecosystem that houses the world’s largest airport when fully operational complemented by a multi-modal transport infrastructure connecting air, land and sea. Positioned as a global transport hub and major contributor to the economic growth of Dubai and the United Arab Emirates, Dubai South offers business-friendly free zone benefits and a living environment with a diverse range of residential homes and apartments to suit different lifestyles.

Dubai South Overview

Dubai South is an integrated city developed by the Government of Dubai spanning across approximately 145 square kilometres. Dubai South conceptualizes an evolutionary vision and aspires to be ‘The Centre of Tomorrow’.

Dubai South has been previously known as Dubai World Central and currently comprises of 8 districts:-

  • Dubai South Residential District: Covering an area of 715 hectare, the Dubai South Residential district comprises state-of-the-art accommodations for mid-wage residents working within the community.
  • Dubai South Commercial District: Covering an area of 795 hectares, the Dubai South Commercial District is separated into eight zones each offering a multitude of employment opportunities:-
  • The Urban Village
  • Lake District
  • The Seven Towers
  • Central Park
  • Creative Commercial District
  • Grand Central
  • Business District
  • Residential Crescent
  • Dubai South Logistics District: Dubai South Logistics District facilitates logistical control and promotes efficiency within supply chain management by providing the former and latter with the most advanced facilities to ensure the highest quality of performance.
  • Dubai South Aviation DistrictCovering an area of 7,500 square meters, the Dubai South Aviation District, is to become the world’s largest maintenance, repair and operations centre.
  • Dubai South Humanitarian District: The Dubai South Humanitarian District will be utilized in conducting council meetings for humanitarian organizations such as the UN and IHC.
  • Dubai South Golf District (Emaar South)The Dubai South Golf District developed by Emaar is an aspiring 18-hole golf course covering an area of almost 2,000 hectares.
  • Dubai South Exhibition City: Dubai South Exhibition City will be the location of the renowned Dubai World Expo in 2020.

Dubai South is located alongside Emirates Road and Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and is directly linked to Jebel Ali Port. Dubai South has direct access to the future Etihad Rail network, Al Maktoum International Airport and Jebel Ali Port, granting ease of transportation to multiple other areas in Dubai.

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  • Al Maktoum International Airport is 5 minutes away from the core residential district
  • Sheikh Zayed Road is at a 20-minute drive
  • Downtown Dubai is 40 minutes away
  • Sharjah is an hour away


  • It is a remodelled community launched in 2006
  • Dubai South is a master-planned city with eight different sub-areas
  • Home to the Al Maktoum International Airport
  • Host events such as World Expo 2020 and the Dubai Airshow
  • It is a city within a city and has everything residents look for
  • The location of the area makes it easily accessible from different parts of Dubai
  • Is a free-zone area
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