Green light for Desert Rose City to bloom in Dubai

WCN Editorial Team 21 Jul 2016 MIDDLE EAST BUILDINGS

Dubai Municipality has approved the construction of an AED20bn ($5.4bn) sustainable city in Dubai.

The Desert Rose City, which was first announced in 2014, will be constructed in the Al Ruwayyah area. It will cover an area of 4,000ha and accommodate 160,000 residents.

The development will deliver 20,000 plots for building luxury homes and 10,000 affordable housing units.

The city, designed in the shape of a desert rose, will feature schools, shopping centres, clinics, hospitals, mosques, a police station and other services. It will also have resources to provide more than 40,000cb m of potable water.

Dubai Municipality planning department director Dawood Al Hajeri said the city will produce 200MW of electricity using solar panels on the rooftops of houses and other buildings.

The first phase of the development is anticipated to be complete before Dubai hosts the World Expo 2020.

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