Dubai, May 14, 2017: Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC), the world’s largest healthcare free zone, today announced its partnership with Swiss Property, a boutique real estate developer, to increase wellness residential capacity in the free zone’s Phase 2 expansion in Al Jaddaf Dubai.

In line with its strategy to become a global health and wellness destination, DHCC aims to strengthen key drivers in the wellness industry such as wellness-oriented real estate, thus meeting the demand for living spaces designed to optimize wellbeing. 

As per the agreement, the new project, La Reserve Residences, will be jointly developed by both parties in DHCC’s Phase 2, which overlooks the widest stretch of the Dubai Water Canal, Dubai Creek and Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary.

The masterplan for Phase 2 incorporates specialized health and wellness facilities, residences, retail, hospitality and leisure components. Till date, committed projects make up about 40 percent of the Phase 2 masterplan.

The new project with Swiss Property will complement the residential cluster in Phase 2, estimated to have more than 25,000 people living and working - once various projects are completed.

Bader Saeed Hareb, CEO, Dubai Healthcare City Investments, said, “We are pleased to partner with Swiss Property, and to work together to tap into the wellness lifestyle real estate, one of the fastest-growing global wellness markets.” 

On the destination concept, Hareb explained, “In creating a world-class health and wellness destination, DHCC believes that a residential cluster is important to enhance the wellness experience and make the destination livable.” He added, “DHCC’s focus is on long-term value creation for our partners in the DHCC community and for future residents who will call our wellness expansion their home.” 

La Reserve Residences will comprise 230 units, ranging from one- to four-bedroom simplex and duplex apartments designed in a unique Swiss style. The project is centered on wellness and incorporates holistic elements, integrating the indoors and outdoors - visually or through connected activity. From open terraces, outdoor activity areas and pedestrian trails, to running tracks, pools, gyms, and expansive greens for recreation, the project is designed to promote healthy living and is expected to be completed by the end of 2019.

Karim Adi, CEO of Swiss Property, said, “We believe healthy living can be nurtured by integrating active design concepts and making physical exercise a natural part of our everyday life. We support DHCC’s focus on wellness and are delighted to work with DHCC to develop a community that addresses today’s lifestyle challenges and enables residents to enjoy an elevated quality of life,”.




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About Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC)


Dubai Healthcare City (DHCC) is a free zone committed to creating a health and wellness destination.  

Since its launch in 2002 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the free zone has worked towards its vision to become an internationally recognized location of choice for quality healthcare and an integrated center of excellence for clinical and wellness services, medical education and research.

Located in the heart of Dubai, the world’s largest healthcare free zone comprises two phases. Phase 1, dedicated to healthcare and medical education, occupies 4.1 million square feet in Oud Metha, and Phase 2, which is dedicated to wellness, occupies 22 million square feet in Al Jadaf, overlooking the historic Dubai Creek.

The free zone is governed by the Dubai Healthcare City Authority (DHCA) and regulated by the independent regulatory arm, Dubai Healthcare City Authority – Regulation (DHCR), whose quality standards are accredited by the International Society for Quality in Healthcare (ISQua).

DHCC has close to 160 clinical partners including hospitals, outpatient medical centers and diagnostic laboratories across 150 plus specialties with licensed professionals from almost 90 countries, strengthening its medical tourism portfolio. Representing its network of support partners, close to 200 retail and non-clinical facilities serve the free zone.

DHCC is also home to academic institution the Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences, part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Academic Medical Center. The free zone’s integrated environment provides leverage for potential partners to set up operations to promote health and wellness.


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