The Follow up Committee of the Initiatives of UAE President has completed construction of the Mohamed bin Zayed Residential City housing project in Fujairah, a $517.3m (AED1.9bn) development, which spreads over an area of 2.2km2.
According to UAE state-run news agency Wam, the project is located in the Al Hail area in Fujairah, 3km south of the Fujairah airport, Mohamed bin Zayed Residential City includes 20 public parks and plots of land designated for public services.
It expects to accommodate 1,100 residential villas equipped with advanced facilities, with the aim of providing housing for about 7,000 citizens in the emirate.
It will also include schools, mosques, parks and commercial stores in addition to a community cultural centre and a men's council.
The project features modern designs with innovative ideas, combining local and Andalusian heritage.
Emphasis on housing sector
The UAE leadership has placed the housing sector at the top of its priorities in order to achieve development across all regions of the country.
The city has been set up in line with the vision of the president of the UAE, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan; and under the directives of crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the armed forces, HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan; with deputy prime minister and minister of presidential affairs, HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, overseeing the project.
Ensuring citizens’ well-being
The project was launched to meet the needs of citizens, support the well-being and stability of Emirati families, and improve the quality of their lives.
Speaking about the project and the region’s emphasis on the housing sector, president of the UAE, HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, said: "We will continue to carry out projects that ensure a high quality of life and standard of living for Emirati families. The Mohamed bin Zayed City in Fujairah is testament to the ability to excel in planning and implementing top construction projects.”
Housing work in the Mohamed bin Zayed Residential City
The houses will be handed over by a joint committee that includes representatives from the Crown Prince Court – Abu Dhabi, the Follow-Up Committee of the Initiatives of the UAE President and other authorities.
The total area of housing works in the Mohamed bin Zayed Residential City is 950,400m2, or 44.2% of the total area of the project, while the road area extends to 361,895m2, representing 16.8% of the total area.
The green areas cover around 281,240m2, or 13.1% of the total project area.
The housing units of the city comprise 583 five-bedroom villas, 417 four-bedroom villas, and 100 three-bedroom villas.
The city also includes three main power stations and 19 subsidiary power stations and pumping station for firefighting, in addition to a sewage system station.
The Fujairah Municipality has completed the installation of 1,100 signage boards based on the Makani system, covering all units in Mohamed bin Zayed City as part of its efforts to transform Fujairah into a smart city.