Bengaluru to get Dubai-like Design District soon; GCC investors expressed interest

The city in India, Bengaluru will get a Dubai-like design on the outskirts of the city soon. Investors from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have expressed interest to set up a world-class Design district in Bengaluru city. The Design District will be set up with an investment of Rs 1,000 crore. GCC is a group of six countries in the middle east including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Oman, and Bahrain.

Established in 2013, the Dubai District Design is a place where the world of design, art, and fashion coexist. The Minister for IT/Bt and S&T, GoK,  C.N. Ashwath Narayan visited the d3 (Dubai Design District) to study the setups that have to be done in ‘Bengaluru Design District’.

“Karnataka is an ideal destination for investments and investors from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) agree on this. As a result, Bengaluru will soon get a world-class Design District. This will be way ahead of the one in Dubai in terms of quality,” Ashwath Narayan said after returning from his 4-day trip to the Dubai Expo. 

He further added that a delegation of GCC will visit Karnataka in November to sign investment agreements. The Gulf Islamic Investment Group alone will invest Rs 3,500 crore in India over a 3-year period. “The group will open an office in Bengaluru and an agreement was signed with them in Dubai,” Narayan said. 

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The area of the city, Bengaluru spread over 100-150 acres. The Design District project is proposed by ISDC (International Skill Development Corporation) and Jain university in association with the World Design Council, UK.