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Dubai’s new Urban Tech District promises 4,000 jobs

Innovation will be the defining factor of the newly-launched Urban Tech District.

Dubai’s new Urban Tech District promises 4,000 jobs
[Source photo: Anvita Gupta/Fast Company Middle East]

With an aspiration to be home to the most visionary entrepreneurs and soon to be synonymous with innovation in urban technology, Dubai-based URB has unveiled the new Dubai Urban Tech District. 

The Urban Tech District in Dubai’s Al Jaddaf neighborhood will generate 4,000 jobs in green urban tech, education, and training. It will be home to venture funds, fueling entrepreneurs and enabling a distinctive collaborative urban tech ecosystem. 

The new district will offer conference rooms, training platforms, research labs, seminar rooms, business incubators, and other attractions. The building’s construction process will offset the embodied carbon emissions from use.

“Dubai is better positioned to lead the urban tech transformation than any other city in the world. The Urban Tech District will be a new global tech hub for urban innovation. With a total of 140,000 square meters of built-up area, it will be the world’s largest urban tech district, thus making Dubai the center for urban innovation,” said Baharash Bagherian, CEO of URB.

The district will also house an urban tech institute, which will nurture the subsequent generation of urban tech leaders. The institute would promote public-private partnerships, offering prospects to test-drive budding innovations based on applied research.

URB is a leader in creating sustainable cities with the intention of hastening the global shift to net zero projects. Headquartered in Dubai Design District, the company is currently planning several massive-scale sustainable cities.

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