The contracts will cover the construction of more than 226,000sqm of accommodation for 500 trucks and heavy vehicles
Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has awarded contracts for the construction of three all-inclusive truck rest stops, in partnership with the private sector.
In a statement, the RTA said that the first contract was with Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC), while the other two contracts were with Almutakamela Vehicle Testing and Registration. The contracts outline the construction of three integrated truck rest stops over a total area of more than 226,000sqm, with a capacity to accommodate about 500 trucks and heavy vehicles.
The three stations will provide an array of services to enhance the safety and well-being of drivers. They include residential quarters for drivers, maintenance workshops, restaurants, administrative buildings, prayer rooms, driver training centres, clinics, pharmacies, exchange shops, laundry and other support services for the safety and well-being of trucks and heavy vehicle drivers, the statement added.
Mattar Al Tayer, Director-General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, RTA, expressed his delight with the partnership with the private sector, and the growing engagement of private businesses in infrastructure and services projects.
“The agreement concluded with ADNOC and Almutakamela to build and operate these three rest-stops, aims to enhance the safety and well-being of drivers by providing amenities and services they need in daily life. The total area of the three stations is about 226,000sqm, and their capacity ranges between 120 and 200 trucks and heavy vehicles each,” he said.
The three stations are situated in key areas nearby key roads and logistical cities that witness considerable numbers of trucks every day. International standards will be applied to ensure the safe entry and exit of these stations, the RTA noted.
The trucks rest stop undertaken by Almutakamela Vehicle Testing and Registration on the Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road is located near Jebel Ali Free Zone and Al Maktoum International Airport. It spans 100,000sqm and has a capacity of 200 trucks and heavy vehicles.
The second station, which is undertaken by ADNOC, is situated near Emirates Road, next to the Al Tayy Racetrack. It has an area of 76,000sqm and a capacity of 150 vehicles.
The third station, which is also undertaken by Almutakamela, is located nearby the entry to the Dubai Industrial City (DIC) and covers 51,000sqm and has a capacity of approximately 120 trucks and heavy vehicles.
In November 2022, the RTA announced the completion of improvements on Al Manama Street.