Dubai’s RTA Headquarters Speed Up Construction to Deliver by Expo 2020


The new headquarters for Dubai’s Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) have just had their designs approved for construction. The construction, with a planned cost of AED335 million (USD $91.2 million) is expected to conform to green building codes and achieve a Green Building Certification of Gold Rating.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, approved of the design of the Enterprise Command & Control Center (EC3). With the upcoming Expo 2020 being held in Dubai, His Highness has approved plans to speed up construction to deliver the building in time to manage the necessary public transport systems.

The building is also expected to be one the city’s landmark buildings. The construction will have a total floor area of 10,900 square metres spread across five stories. It will act as the operational headquarters for Dubai Metro, Dubai Tram, traffic systems, and other modes of public transport.

Mattar Al Tayer, director general and chairman of the RTA, added that the central room will rise 13 metres in height and span 430 square metres. The building will contain office spaces, a press centre, an auditorium, and four utility buildings. It will streamline crisis management operation, event planning, management, and mobility, making mega events like Expo 2020 possible.

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