When it comes to construction, Dubai knows how to surpass our expectations. The latest announcement for a Desert Rose City has been given the go-ahead, and judging by the image posted on Dubai Municipality’s Instagram account, it’s going to be nothing short of beautiful.
The eco-friendly city will be the shape of a flower and feature shopping malls, villas, schools and hospitals. Director general of Dubai Municipality, Hussain Nasser Lootah, has said the project has been approved in line with the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
The project, which Gulf News reports will cost AED 30 billion, will be built on 14,000 hectares of land on the Dubai-Al Ain road. In addition to having plenty of green spaces and recycling facilities, it will be completely sustainable. According to reports around 75 percent of Desert Rose City will be housing, which will utilise solar panel rooftops.
Dubai Municipality posted the image with this caption: “In line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, may God Bless him and in line with the country’s policy to follow the sustainable urban approach in a way that ensures progress in environmental protection. HE Eng. Hussein Nasser Lootah, Director General of Dubai Municipality stated that the Municipality proceed to implement an integrated environment-friendly city in Dubai. Additionally, the go-ahead sign has been given to start the implementation in which the city wil be the shape of a flower in the desert.”
The project will be built using a green building code, meaning that when residents move in they will benefit from better air quality. It’s expected that the project will be completed in stages, although an exact project timeline hasn’t been released.