DMCC, the world’s flagship Free Zone and Government of Dubai Authority on commodities trade and enterprise, announced today the renaming of Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) metro station to DMCC, effective immediately. The move highlights DMCC’s ongoing effort to develop, enhance and connect the JLT district, host to a growing community of over 100,000 people who live, work and visit the area.
The JLT district is a mixed-use, energetic community comprising of 68 commercial and residential towers. In 2017, DMCC announced the development of a new premium district, Uptown Dubai, set to offer world-class commercial, residential and retail spaces, including hotels, restaurants, recreational areas, and two iconic super-tall towers designed by leading architects Adrian Smith & Gordon Gill.
DMCC also revealed that an air-conditioned walkway is planned that will provide pedestrians with direct access to both Uptown Dubai and Almas Tower from the DMCC metro station without having to step outside.
“As the master developer of JLT, DMCC is excited to play a prominent role in defining the development of its community and paving the way for an even more integrated and vibrant business and leisure hub. The metro station plays a central part in our mobility plans; connecting and integrating our community with Dubai and ensuring individuals can commute with ease. In addition, the last few years have seen greater changes to urban mobility, and as part of our Smart District programme, we are looking at innovative solutions that will improve all aspects of travel to and from the world’s leading free zone at DMCC,” said Ahmed Bin Sulayem, Executive Chairman, DMCC.
According to Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA), public transport, including metro, buses, tram and marine, carried 277.91 million passengers in the first half of 2018. The Red and Green metro lines carried an additional 2.734 million commuters in the first half of 2018, in comparison to the previous year. The newly named DMCC station serves as one of the busiest metro stations in Dubai, carrying 5.524 million passengers in 2018.