Dubai : Desert Rose City project approved

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The Desert Rose City, a smart and sustainable satellite city project first announced in 2014, has officially been approved by Dubai Municipality.

According to Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality, this eco-friendly project has received the green signal to begin construction, and is in line with the vision of the Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.

Built over 140,000 hectares on Dubai Al-Ain Road, the DH30 billion mixed-used development will accommodate 20,000 plots for luxury housing building for Emiratis  and 10,000 affordable housing units for expatriates. The city will have its own resources to provide transportation and communication, energy consumption and recycled water, with more than 40,000 potable water cubic meters.

Director of the Planning Department, Dawood Al Hajeri, explained that this blooming city will produce 200 megawatt of electricity using solar panels on the rooftop of houses and commercial buildings.

He also added that reducing carbon emissions and improve air quality, the environment as well as community health are the reasons to realizing the green building project.

The first phase of the Dubai Desert Rose city project aims to be completed before Dubai will host the world Expo in 2020.

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