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Developer prepares ground for an ‘old city’ in Dubai

A touch of old Arabia — a new development in Dubai hopes to recreate some of that history through a project expected to cost between Dh5 billion to Dh7 billion. Land for the proposed “Knooz Alsharq City” is currently being negotiated and could take up between 15 million to 20 million square feet.

In what is a significant departure from standard real estate developments now, the city would be built around a mosque, in much the same way that it was in ancient Damascus. In fact, the detailing of the new masterplan owes a lot to the “old city” of Damascus and even to recreating the ancient Roman gates that surrounded it. Elaborate alleyways and other architectural touches are being integrated to give that authentic look and feel. (As with the original, there will be seven exits/entrances to the new city.) Interestingly enough, the project was first planned for Damascus itself, and then the conflict happened. The promoters then considered Bahrain and Jeddah among likely possibilities before finalising on Dubai. Now, it hopes to conclude negotiations for the land and be in a position to launch a full plan in three months

http://m.gulfnews.com/business/property/developer-prepares-ground-for-an-old-city-in-dubai-1.2154221#

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The project will also include traditional hotels called caravansaries, three mosques, and museums to commemorate the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum.

Surrounded by a giant wall, the city will have seven giant gates constituting its main entrances. Four gates are named after the late Sheikh Zayed, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. The other gates are named after prominent Islamic cultures, such as the Mamluk and Umayyad Gates.

http://www.arabianbusiness.com/cons...ubai-project-to-reflect-historic-islamic-eras

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