Knowledge Village Announces Plans To Build New Campus Double Current Size

Aim is to consolidate Dubai’s position as leading centre for knowledge and training

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By  David Robinson Published  December 6, 2004

Knowledge Village, a Dubai Holding entity, today announced plans to build a much bigger campus that will meet the strong demand from the educational community from both within and outside the region. “We have been overwhelmed by the demand on our facilities. We are one year old and have just about fully completed our facilities, but we have already outgrown our current campus, which is large by any means,” said Dr. Abdullah Al Karam, CEO of Knowledge Village. “To satisfy our long list of prospective clients we shall build a new campus that will be double the size of the current one. The new Knowledge Village will occupy a space of 25 million square feet and will house between 25-30 international universities and accommodate more than 36,000 students,” Al Karam says. “We have taken the decision and are in the process of working out the details. An announcement detailing the ambitious new project will take place towards the end of this year. The new village will be ready for students — who come from different parts of the world — in about two years. This will help Knowledge Village achieve its goal of making Dubai an international centre for education and training.” Al Karam says: “We hope that the new expansion will fulfil all the requirements of Knowledge Village until 2010. We shall build facilities for training, accommodation, activities and leisure, all of which will certainly help make it a unique campus and comparable with any in the world.” Knowledge Village, which recently completed a year since it was established in 2003 in the Dubai Free Zone for Technology and Media, was set up to attract the best universities in the world to Dubai.

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