Gate Avenue at DIFC on track for H1 opening

January 30, 2018

Work is in full swing at the Gate Avenue at DIFC, a premium urban retail, leisure and cultural development at the heart of Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC), and is all set to open in the first half of 2018.

DIFC Authority said more than 95 per cent of the concrete structure had been completed on the giant urban infrastructure development being built at a cost of Dh1 billion ($272 million).

The pouring of concrete was still on at the project site with over 40,000 cu m poured till date, while the blockwork installation on the project was now 80 per cent complete with over 45,000 cu m of concrete blocks installed, stated the developer.

Stone paving work and planting of the softscape was also well underway, while 140,000 linear meters of cables, wires and trays have already been installed, it added.

Spanning across 660,000 sq ft of built-up area and 880 m in total length, Gate Avenue at DIFC will link the podium levels of all buildings located in DIFC, from the Gate Building to Central Park Towers.

Upon completion, the flagship development is set to enhance the DIFC’s position as a first-of-its kind destination with over 200 dining, boutique, retail and entertainment options, as well as a state-of-the-art mosque, it added .