Dubai to have eco-friendly smart city with housing areas and an electronic train connecting to the Metro.

Dubai Municipality has publicized its initiative of building a “Desert Rose”, which will be a smart city, in the shape of a desert flower. They have been granted permission to go ahead by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The 14,000 hectare “Desert Rose” will consist of sustainable housing areas, which will provide residents with services and facilities. There will also be a city center which will be routed to the Dubai Metro by an electronic train. In order to deliver customer satisfaction and comfort to the residents and visitors, air-conditioned pathways will be designed for people walking in the area.

“The project will be located in between Al Ruwaya and Al Aweer areas across the Emirates Road towards the desert. The urban planning of the project would be in the shape of a desert flower in different colors in sync with the desert environment as a symbol of sustainability,” said Hussain Nasser Lootah, Director-General of Dubai Municipality.