Dubai’s cranes are in full motion once again as developers – finding Expo 2020 inching closer with each passing day and the market being driven by genuine demand – are utilising every ounce of their energies in completing announced projects.
As the golden dusts of prosperity and development cover emirate’s popular residential localities, government-backed property developers announce new development project to propel the property sector forward. Amongst such projects is Dubai’s Desert Rose City project whose plans have just been approved by the Dubai Municipality.
Planned to be built into a flower shaped eco city in the desert, the project was first announced in 2014. Per project details, the eco-city will consist of quality educational institutes, all-encompassing shopping malls, hospitals, spacious villas and apartments. Being an environment friendly city, everything in it will be powered by renewable energy.
Per Dubai Municipality Director-General Hussein Nasser Lootah’s comments, the project is in line with UAE Vice President and Dubai’s Ruler Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision of implementing an integrated environment-friendly city in Dubai. Almost 75 percent of the eco-city is planned to be dedicated to housing and its first phase would be built to provide living spaces to approximately 160,000 people across an area of 14,000 hectares.
Although details the precise location of Desert Rose City along with its development costs and construction timeframe have not been disclosed, it has been revealed that the city would generate around 200 megawatts of electrical energy via solar panels installed on roofs of villas and other buildings.
Desert Rose City will also recycle waste water to provide 40,000 cubic metres of fresh water to its residents.
This one of a kind project is expected to lower the cost of living in Dubai further by providing its residents with a sustainable lifestyle. With reduced utility bills, the tenants will be able to save up more and contribute towards becoming eventual home owners.