Dubai to build flower-shaped integrated eco-city

The flower-shaped city will rely on its own resources to provide the means of transport and communications, energy saving and recycling

The integrated city will have plots and villas to offer.
The integrated city will have plots and villas to offer.

Dubai is set to build an integrated environment friendly city in the shape of a flower located in the middle of a desert.

This development is in line with the state policy, following the urban approach to a sustainable growth, and to ensure the progress of the global rows in terms of environmental protection.

The integrated city will have plots and villas to offer, along with schools, shopping centers, clinics and hospitals, mosques and other services, and dedicated housing for Emirati nationals, all running on renewable energy.

It will also have a police station, with a focus on green spaces, reduced traffic jams and auto-recycling of waste.

Hussein Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said: "The project will contribute mainly to the development of a low carbon economy in the region, through the dissemination and application of solutions that contribute to raising the efficiency of energy consumption, and will serve the city's residents."

The smart city will be fully sustainable, and will provide about 200 megawatts of electricity, as it will be used in solar cells that cover the roofs of the homes and premises, to generate clean electricity, distributed over 65,000ha.

Dawood Al Hajiri, executive director of the municipality’s planning department, said: "75% of the city would be dedicated to housing. The first phase is expected to welcome 160,000 inhabitants to an area of more than 14,000ha."

The city will rely on its own resources to provide the means of transport and communications, energy saving and recycling water and health, which will provide more than 40,000 cubic meters of potable water.

The project will include a network of integrated and sustainable transport in accordance with the highest international standards and in line with modern specifications, including a model for future roads in the emirate. Renewable energy will be used for lighting as well.

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