Al Futtaim Motors said it planned to open a huge facility for cars at Dubai Investments Park in the next two years as it looks to take advantage of the complex’s proximity to the logistics hub of Jebel Ali and Dubai South.
The conglomerate is the official distributor of Toyota, Lexus, Honda, Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge cars in the UAE.
The auto park, which is expected to be in use by 2017, will cover more than 34,000 square metres and will be capable of accommodating nearly 1,400 vehicles from these car makers.
It will also host Al Futtaim Group’s other businesses, which includes tyres, batteries, workshop equipment and body shop divisions.
Al Futtaim Motors also operates a parts distribution centre in Dubai Investments Park.
Al Futtaim said that the facility would be completed in two phases and that the concept designs had been already finalised.
The auto park will target a rising demand for vehicles at Dubai Investments Park and other neighbouring communities.
“Dubai Investments Park is expected to witness exponential growth because of its strategic proximity to Al Maktoum International Airport and the Expo 2020 site,” said Len Hunt, the president of Al Futtaim Motors.
“This will translate into surging growth in its industrial and residential offerings, and cascading demand for quality commercial and passenger vehicles.”
Dubai Investments Park is fast earning a reputation as the preferred hub for cars in Dubai. Several leading car brands and companies have opened showrooms in the development, which also includes service outlets and repair facilities.
Located with a proximity to the International Airport in Jebel Ali, Dubai Investments Park has access to Sheikh Zayed Road, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road. The park also features industrial, commercial and residential areas.
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