Dubai’s first sustainable 
city project on track

DUBAI - The first sustainable city project in Dubai is getting the final touches and its initial phase is on track for completion in 2013, Dubai-based Diamond Developers said on Wednesday.

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Published: Wed 20 Apr 2011, 11:57 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 3:34 AM

“The revolutionary project will be completed through four phases; the first will be complete in 2013 with each of the three remaining stages finalised over consecutive years. The project will be ready in 2016,” said Engineer Faris Saeed, Chairman of Diamond Developers and a member of the Dubai Real Estate Community.

“The announcement of the launch signifies the culmination of over three years of vigorous efforts to develop the first sustainable city in Dubai. The final concept is the product of in-depth studies and discussions carried out by Diamond Developers with international universities, experts and UN specialised organisations.

The development will be instrumental in stamping the UAE’s fingerprint on the world map, for the progressive initiative and its meticulous attention to every detail,” he said. Saeed said the city project would meet the highest standards of sustainability requirements, including optimal use of land. The project will also respond to the population’s needs for electric power by harnessing solar energy, and to combat growing water shortages in the region, waste and sewage water will be treated and recycled for irrigation purposes.

The city will also adopt several initiatives to reduce carbon emissions by more than 75 per cent and the city will be 100 per cent free of waste due to a fully integrated waste treatment system. “Green areas account for 70 per cent of the total area and include gardens and farms engineered to produce organic food products for the nutritional requirements of the population. There will also be a solar energy farm and a green belt of 100,000 qaaf and palm trees, stretching along eight kilometres in and around the city, that will be able to accommodate 2,500 families,” added Saeed.

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