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Dubai approves plans for world’s largest sustainable city

14 May 2014, 7:34 GMT | By Colin Foreman

New project will be built in the Al-Ruwwayah area

Dubai’s Ruler Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum has approved plans to build the world’s largest sustainable city in the emirate, known as the Desert Rose.

“The Desert Rose will be the world’s largest sustainable city,” said Abdulla Mohammed Rafia, assistant director general for engineering and planning at Dubai Municipality, speaking at MEED’s Arabian World Construction Summit in Dubai on 13 May. “It is a city with a population of 150,000. It has passed out of the feasibility stage and has been approved by the ruler.”

The project will include a commercial centre, 10-storey residential blocks and villas. It will be built in the Ruwayyah area of Dubai, off Emirates Road (formerly known as the Bypass Road) and close to the Nad al-Sheba area.

The municipality plans to hire a consultant to complete the design of the project by the end of 2014. “We are floating the tender [for consultants],” Radia told MEED. “It will be due by the end of this year.”

Sustainability is a key focus for new projects in Dubai. Other sustainable projects that are planned include the Frame building in Zabeel Park and the Dubai Safari scheme, which is being developed in the Al-Awir area


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Desert Rose housing project to bloom in Dubai



The 14,000-hectare smart city will be built between Al Ruwaya and Al Aweer

By Mariam M. Al Serkal, Senior Reporter
Published: 21:00 May 19, 2014

Dubai: The emirate’s plans for a sustainable city are taking shape as officials on Monday confirmed that the residential project will be known as Desert Rose.

The project – which is expected to accommodate 20,000 plots for Emiratis – is located between Al Ruwaya and Al Aweer and will cover a total area of 14,000 hectares. The city will be built in the shape of a desert flower.

“We do not have a time frame yet but the design and concept of the project is currently under study. It is a huge project that will be carried out in several stages, and we expect some of it to be completed in time for Expo 2020,” Dawood Al Hajiri, director of the Planning Department at Dubai Municipality, told Gulf News yesterday.

The project is aimed at enhancing Dubai’s ambition to become one of the top 10 sustainable cities by 2020, and will be built at a cost of Dh20 billion.

http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/uae/h...e-housing-project-to-bloom-in-dubai-1.1335067

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Dubai seeks consultants for new sustainable city

9 June 2014, 9:52 GMT | By Colin Foreman

Work involves designing infrastructure for city with a population of 160,000 people

Dubai Municipality has invited consultants to bid by 22 June for the infrastructure design of a new sustainable city that is planned to house more than 160,000 people, most of whom will be UAE nationals.

The Desert Rose sustainable city project was approved by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, earlier this year. It involves building a commercial centre, 10-storey residential blocks and villas. The concept masterplan includes three types of neighbourhood, each with 8,000 detached houses.

The scheme will utilise solar and thermal energy as Dubai Municipality aims to reduce energy consumption on future projects by 30 per cent. “We want to achieve 30 per cent in energy efficiency by 2030,” said Abdullah Rafia, assistant director-general of planning and engineering at Dubai Municipality, at MEED’s Dubai Real Estate 2020 event held in Dubai on 9 June.

Desert Rose will be built in the Ruwayyah area of Dubai, off Emirates Road (formerly known as the Bypass Road) and close to the Nad al-Sheba area. The site will also be connected to the proposed extension of the Dubai Metro’s Green Line and the Etihad Rail line, which will connect the seven emirates of the UAE.

The consultancy role involves pre-design work and preparing designs for the roads and landscaping.

Sustainability is a key focus for new projects in Dubai. Other sustainable schemes that are planned include the Frame building in Zabeel Park and the Dubai Safari project, which is being developed in the Al-Awir area.

The local/German Al-Rostamani Pegel is the contractor for the Frame building. Malaysia’s Eversendai is constructing the steel structure for the building.

http://www.meed.com/sectors/constru...ants-for-new-sustainable-city/3192742.article

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