Dubai Municipality has approved the Desert Rose City project, the first phase of which is scheduled to be completed by the Expo 2020, Meconstructionnews.com reports citing the official press release.
Moreover, a committee, chaired by Abdullah Raffia, assistant director-general for the Engineering and Planning Sector, has been established to carry out supervision of the project implementation.
The Dhs30 billion mixed-use development will spread across 14,000 hectares and house 160,000 residents. Clusters will be made in the shape of desert flowers and 20,000 plots have been allocated for building luxury homes for Emiratis while 10,000 plots will contain affordable housing units for expatriates.
200 megawatts of solar energy will be generated there.