Satellite city will be linked to Dubai Metro Green Line


By Parag Deulgaonkar

Dubai project for 10,000 affordable expat housing units

Dubai Municipality has allocated 10,000 residential units in its Dh30-billion Desert Rose master development for affordable housing for expatriates, according to a senior government official.

“We will have 30,000 dwellings in the project of which 20,000 will be for Emiratis and 10,000 will be affordable housing for expatriates,” Abdulla Mohammed Rafia, Assistant Director General for Engineering and Planning Sector, DM, said addressing the Destination Dubai 2020 conference on Tuesday.

The new ‘satellite city’, located between Al Ruwaya and Al Aweer areas across the Emirates Road, will cover an area of 4,000 hectares and house 160,000 inhabitants on completion.

The plan to build the ‘smart sustainable city’ was approved by the government in May 2014, with the design being inspired by the desert flower. More info