UAE-based Diamond Developers is to start construction on the second phase of its flagship Sustainable City project, a net zero energy area in Dubai.
Located in Dubailand on Al Qudra Road, the development is Middle East’s first operational sustainable community comprising 500 villas in five residential clusters.
In the first phase, five residential clusters of 100 villas each have been built besides a community mall, a central green spine, an equestrian centre, bicycle, walking and jogging tracks.
The Sustainable City has at present around 1,000 residents with more than 250 villas already occupied.
The second phase will see the construction of an eco-resort, a country club, a green school, a science museum and the sustainability centre of excellence, said Diamond Developers.
Diamond Developers will be showcasing its projects at the 10th edition of the World Future Energy Summit which is to be held at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre from January 16 to 19.
Established in 2003 by a team of eco-minded entrepreneurs, architects and civil engineers, Diamond Developers’ vision is to be at the forefront of an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable property industry and to deliver premium quality properties and businesses.
Faris Saeed, chief executive, said: “The summit is dedicated to advancing future energy, clean technologies and energy efficiency, and our involvement is in line with our commitment to global efforts aimed at achieving sustainable development.
“Long before the term sustainability was introduced, we had been placing sustainable development at the top of our agenda.
“Aligning itself with Dubai’s Green Economy Vision, The Sustainable City was specifically designed to focus on the three pillars of sustainability; economic, environment and social. It has adopted many initiatives in this regard and made tremendous efforts toward the consolidation of sustainable development.”