Construction in Dubai could be cheaper with the new Building Code

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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The emirate of Dubai has released a new building code that simplifies building rules and helps reduce the cost of construction. 

A code highlighting a modified set of construction rules and standards was adopted by the Emirate’s Executive Council. It also developed a unified set of building standards that encourage sustainable development and building design innovation.

Furthermore, the code provides a “one-stop-shop to receive approval from licensing agencies and departments in Dubai,” easing the process for architects, developers and owners.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, Crown Prince of Dubai said, “Ensuring the well-being of the public is one of the primary objectives of Dubai’s development strategy”.

This goal supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to ensure that Dubai’s people and residents experience the highest levels of stability and health, and to lift the profile of Dubai as a global hub for investment.

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His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council

“By maintaining high levels of service efficiency and excellence, we seek to raise the welfare of Dubai’s citizens and residents, who are partners in the emirate’s development journey. Having this goal inspires us to be innovative and creative in developing services and initiatives that can create a better future.”

The new construction code will also help accelerate the design process of construction projects, said the Dubai Media Office.

Investors can verify security with all design requirements without individually checking with different departments.

“The Dubai Building Code will improve the attractiveness of Dubai’s foreign investment and encourage the diversification of projects in the construction sector of the Emirate,” the statement added.