Plans for Dubai’s organic-themed development back in bloom after delay


By Luccy Barnard

The private developer behind some of Dubai’s biggest private gardens has said it will finally press ahead with plans to build an organic-themed housing, shopping, dining and hospitality project set to be one-and-a-half times bigger than Dubai Marina.

The Zaal family, owners of the Farm organic restaurant and the Greenworks nursery, said after four years of waiting, it was ready to relaunch plans for 9 million square feet of homes, gardens, shops and offices. The project will also feature the city’s first Thai-style floating market at its Al Barari development in Dubailand.

The family, which is putting the final touches to the last of its 217 super luxury villas surrounded by lush gardens and greenery at Al Barari’s 6 million sq ft first phase said yesterday it had started to sell off-plan apartments for its adjacent second phase. More info