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Dubai Design District's full plans to be revealed at Cityscape

Dubai Design District's full plans to be revealed at Cityscape

A closer look at the city's new creative space

Set to unveil its detailed masterplan this week, Dubai Design District’s colossal space will include a 1.8km waterfront landscape of hotels, boutique retail stores and a variety of dining and entertainment venues

Taking over a total area of 21 million square feet, the official master plan for Dubai Design District (D3) will launch today at Cityscape Global in Dubai, according to an official statement.

With D3's first phase of office and retail space planned to be released in the first quarter of 2015, Tecom Investments – the company behind Dubai's upcoming creative haven  said the project will feature a range of luxury, 4-star and boutique hotels, and furnished apartments.

The master plan also includes over 2.5 million square feet of retail space, boasting a "vibrant business zone featuring office space for the design, fashion and luxury sectors with capacity for over 10,000 workers" the statement said.  The luxury design hub will even include a dedicated creative community to host 4,000 creatives from the fashion, art and design world.

It will also provide a new platform for Dubai's art scene, set to house well-known galleries, pop-up showcases, open-air installation spaces, workshops and studios.

"D3 aims to harness the elements that distinguish the established creative hubs that have grown organically in the world's leading cities, with the state-of-the-art infrastructure and contemporary facilities that are possible in a purpose-built development," the statement explained.