Desert Rose housing project launched in Dubai
Posted on 20th May 2014
Dubai Municipality announced plans of a new sustainable city which will be built at a cost of Dhs.20 billion in the emirate, reported Gulf News.
The project which will be called Desert Rose is expected to accommodate 20,000 plots for Emiratis and will be located near Emirates Road between Al Ruwaya and Al Aweer and will cover a total area of 14,000 hectares. The project will take the shape of a desert flower in different colours which is in line with the desert environment and as a representation of local sustainability.The project whose design and concept is currently under study will be carried out in several stages, and is expected to be completed in time for Expo 2020.Dawood Al Hajiri, director of the Planning Department at Dubai Municipality said, “Desert Rose is an Emirati housing project that will have recreational and sustainable features, where the roofs of homes and buildings will be covered with solar panels that will provide 200 megawatts of electricity. The city will also recycle over 40,000 cubic metres of waste water. The pedestrian path will be designed in an eco-friendly way that will be air-conditioned only during the hot season, and will have a green belt equipped with environmental and economical benefits that will be used for agricultural purposes."
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He also stated that the city will include an electronic train track connected with Dubai Metro.
Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality said, “The project will incorporate the entire requirements of citizens under one roof of the proposed city. The city will take into account the geographical nature of the location and will include the reduction of dependence on private transportation, providing housing along the Metro line and stations, waste recycling, and the reduction of carbon footprint.”
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