DUBAI // An eco-friendly city in the shape of a flower is to be built in the desert in Dubai.
Desert Rose City has been given the go-ahead and will feature schools, shopping malls, clinics and hospitals, villas and designated housing for Emiratis running on renewable energy.
Hussein Nasser Lootah, director general of Dubai Municipality, said that the project embodied the vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, and was in line with the UAE policy of following a sustainable approach to urbanisation.
He said that Dubai would make a huge contribution to the development of a low-carbon economy in the region through the city.
In addition, the city will have a police station, mosques and other services, with a focus on green spaces, reduced traffic jams and auto-recycling of waste.
It will be built using state-of-the-art technologies and techniques for the preservation of the environment and natural resources. More info