DWC Residential City

About Dubai World Central Residential City

The 715-hectare Residential City lies in the northeastern quarter of Dubai World Central The project offers high quality accommodation for middle income households working within the giant urban aviation community. Dubai World Central’s vision is three-fold; firstly, the obvious inconvenience of living close to the workplace. Secondly, the availability of end-users ensuring housing demand, and thirdly, as an area where affordability and compatibility to specific target groups is paramount.

Housing around 250,000 people and employing around 20,000 more, Residential City will be linked to the Peripheral Road that runs around the Al Maktoum International Airport allowing easy access to other DWC components and surrounding developments. The City is geared to service the new airport and its main facilities, providing suitable and appropriate housing for employees and their families.

As the majority of Residential City’s population will work at the new airport and its adjoining components, designers have carefully assessed the needs and demands of the inhabitants.


Accommodation options at DWC Residential City comprise high quality apartment buildings with heights ranging from 5 to 10 storeys. Most of the higher buildings are concentrated along Residential City’s main spine. Plot sizes range from 2200 sq. m to around 12,000 sq. m.

Residential City will also be home to a showpiece Staff Village set in landscaped environs. A dedicated area of 75 hectares have been allocated at the south-east corner of the project for this purpose-built community which will house around 43,000 of DWC’s blue-collar staff.

With open spaces, restaurants, community facilities, shops, service centers and recreational and sports facilities, Staff Village will be a desirable living environment in picturesque surroundings with direct access to relevant warehouses, buildings and offices. As the Staff Village is a gated community with direct links to DWC’s other components, employers within the urban aviation master community will be able to curtail costs on transporting their workforces to their relevant places of employment.

Transportation and Components

At the core of DWC is the light rail system that runs along the Residential City’s main spine, serving both its eastern and western edges. A comprehensive and integrated road network with a clearly defined road hierarchy, will cater for easy accessibility between the various areas within the City.

Residential City also boasts a variety of services along its main spine. In addition to an office and hotel zone, there will also be three hotels – five-star, four-star and three-star properties, and shopping malls.


  • Ample open public space
  • Green recreational spaces
  • Public facilities
  • Healthcare centers
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Religious facilities
  • Post offices
  • Police stations
  • Civil defence and public libraries