The Sustainable City, Dubai

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The Sustainable City is a 46 hectare property development in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Situated on the Al Qudra road, it is the first net zero energy development in the Emirate of Dubai. The development includes 500 villas, 89 apartments and a mixed use area consisting of offices, retail, healthcare facilities, a nursery and food and beverage outlets. Phase 2 of the development will include a hotel, school and innovation centre.

The City was developed by Dubai-based Diamond Developers, whose Chief Executive Officer, Faris Saeed, has stated that much of his inspiration for the development came from UC Davis West Village.

Key elements of the City include:

a residential area of 500 townhouses and courtyard villas inspired by Dubai’s old Bastakiya district

11 natural ‘biodome’ greenhouses, organic farm and individual garden farms for local food production that use a passive cooling method with fans and pads.

10 MW peak solar production

waste water recycling, with segregated drainage for greywater and blackwater using papyrus as a biofilter

biking and shaded jogging trails

charging stations for electric cars

an equestrian centreApart from periphery roads and car parking areas, the development is a car-free site.

The parking areas are topped by solar shading featuring solar panels that are connected to an electrical grid to supply energy into different sections of the city.

Panels are also placed on the roofs of all of the houses.

The construction waste is reused to furniture the public spaces.

The townhouses have UV reflective paint to reduce the thermal heat gain inside the houses.
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  • Run down gardens, starting to look very shabby compared to other communities that are close by. Poorly managed and rentals are way above other communities by a long way.  more »
  • Dubai Sustainable City is a great place to live. (If you plan to visit; don't rely on Google Maps; somehow it gets very mixed up). Placed in Dubai Land and with sustainability at heart and mind...  more »

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