Dubai: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, presided over a meeting of the Higher Committee for Development & Citizens Affairs in Dubai and approved its new plan for developing model residential neighbourhoods for citizens.
The first phase of the plan, covers a total area of 177,712,000 sq. ft. in the residential areas of Al Mizhar 1, Al Khawaneej 2, and Al Barsha 2, according to Dubai Media Office press release on Wednesday
Sheikh Hamdan highlighted the importance of providing the best possible environment, facilities and services to the citizens of Dubai in line with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
Sheikh Hamdan said: “We constantly strive to raise the quality of life of citizens in Dubai and strengthen community bonds as part of our comprehensive human-centred urban development plan that aims to build sustainable future cities.”
He directed directed the Committee’s teams to develop plans and initiatives to support economic development activities in residential neighbourhoods that will enable citizens to launch their own projects.
The meeting was attended by Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs and Deputy Chairman of the Higher Committee for Development & Citizens Affairs in Dubai and Mattar Al Tayer, Commissioner General for the Infrastructure, Urban Planning and Well-Being Pillar and the Director General and Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors of the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA).
The Crown Prince approved plans and designs for residential developments in Al Mizhar 1, Al Khawaneej 2, and Al Barsha 2. Each development will have its own distinctive character and identity. The design of the Al Mizhar 1 development was inspired by the Ghaf tree, while the design of the Al Khawaneej 2 development was inspired by water and the Al Barsha 2 development by sand dunes. Gardens and squares in the residential neighbourhoods will provide facilities for sports and recreational activities.
The three model residential neighbourhoods will cover an area of approximately 177,712,000 sq. ft. (57,048,000 sq. ft. in Al Barsha 2; 72,871,000 sq. ft. in Al Mizhar 1; and 47,791,000 sq. ft. in Al Khawaneej 2). The model neighbourhoods offer investment and business opportunities for citizens residing in the area through restaurants, open markets, shops, halls and sports facilities.
Chaired by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed, the Higher Committee for Development & Citizens Affairs aims to create comprehensive plans for developing residential neighbourhoods for citizens in Dubai and raising their quality of life, in cooperation with the public, semi-government and private sectors.