Dubai Municipality’s undertaking to build and construct an expansive, plain sustainable housing district has received the go signal of Sheikh
Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
The project called Desert Rose is explained as a smart sustainable city, a city centre that serves the administrative, economic, and service activities which have an electronic train track linked with Dubai Metro. As for now, the information about the project is limited; only unveiling its service facilities that could generate renewable energy and amenities for recycling wastes and its sewage water for irrigation and gardening.
The city will be constructed in compliance to green growth principles, will highlight expedient and eco-friendly transportation and will aim to lessen the carbon emission from Dubai. It will be situated in between the Al Ruwaya and Al Aweer areas across the Emirates road towards the desert. The project will add a fully air conditioned pedestrian walkway and a green belt for agricultural reasons.
It is said that the plan or design of the project would be in the shape of a multi-colored desert flower combined with the desert environment as a symbol of sustainability. Dubai Municipality even started a competition for local college students who want to contribute or share their ideas and to come up with innovative ideas and proposal for the smart city.
Meanwhile, another developer is presently building a Sustainable City in Dubailand which 100 out of 500 townhouses are about to be to be constructed this year, along with the residential towers and the community centre built by 2015. It will also contain a school, a university, a planetarium, a country club and a community centre with retail and coffee shops. The community also features a green area with 20,000 trees, a 600,000ft2 solar parks and water management system, and a 5,000ft2 long water canal that will recycle 100% of waste water.