Published On: Tue, Jun 6th, 2017

More Than 26000 Buildings Coming Up in Dubai

Construction activities in Dubai seem to have hit a new high with  ccurrently 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, according to the buildings department of Dubai Municipality (DM).

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.

All the transactions and services of the Buildings Department are provided electronically through the Dubai Municipality portal.

Around 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.

The new buildings cover an area of 33,470,772 square feet. The multi-storied buildings occupied 5,313,909 square feet while the investment villas occupied 7,420,682 square feet.

Al Mulla said that the Engineering Supervision Section inspectors carried out about 18,840 construction inspections on buildings under construction, while permits were issued against 4,157 applications for transporting fresh sand, and the Section also received 927 applications for the transfer of sand.

The inspectors visited 292 consulting offices for field inspections. The number of registered contracting companies has reached 7,200 and 397 new contractors have been approved, in addition to upgrading 58 companies. The inspectors of the Consultants and Contractors Qualification and Registration Section carried out about 1,634 inspection visits.

The total number of the suppliers and manufacturers of ready-made concrete registered in the Building Department registry has reached 60 companies while two companies were newly approved as suppliers of ready-made concrete.

During the first quarter of this year, the Building Permits and Systems Section received 20,067 requests for new construction, which included 5180 private villas, 3820 investment villas, 3975 multi-storied buildings, 2582 industrial buildings and 2310 high rise buildings. Out of this 11139 applications were completed, which included 1863 multi-storied buildings 3330 private villas, 2708 investment villas, 1038 industrial buildings and 1038 establishments.

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