Plans to build hundreds of flats and offices above Dubai’s busiest metro station took a step forward as Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) said it planned to issue tenders in May.
The RTA issued detailed guidelines to potential developers to build Union Oasis, a tower project above the two-level, 15,000 square metre Union Metro station in Deira, saying that it would invite tenders through an auction process.
Dubai’s authorities have been crafting plans for high-density developments on a number of metro stations since before the rail system was opened in 2009, The National reported.
Previous studies were commissioned, but any plans for work were delayed by the global financial crisis.
The project above Union station would be the first of its kind in the region, encouraging more people to use the rail system and to bring more businesses and homes to old Dubai.