Yousef Ahmed Al-Mutawa, Executive Director of Sharjah Sustainable City, said, “The sustainable city of Sharjah is part of a global movement that adopts a lifestyle more suitable for the future. The city provides practical solutions in light of the increasing demand for food, water and natural resources that has doubled over the past 50 years.”
Al-Mutawa stated in statements to Al-Vision that “Sharjah Sustainable City was developed as part of the partnership between the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq) and the“ Diamond Developers ”Real Estate Development Company, and this came after the signing of a memorandum of understanding between them in March of 2018.
The Sharjah Sustainable City project has been designed to meet the highest standards of social, economic and environmental sustainability.
Al-Mutawa added that Sharjah Sustainable City is the first fully sustainable community in the Emirate of Sharjah, as it provides a pioneering model for a “city of the future” that lives with energy self-sufficiency while significantly reducing the level of carbon emissions and at the same time enjoys a luxurious and modern lifestyle, where the city is fully operational. With renewable energy that is produced by solar panels with recycled water and waste.
Various types of vegetables and fruits are grown using modern technology in green houses. In addition, the villas are equipped with equipment and devices to save water. The city also features electric mobility solutions, including charging stations for electric vehicles and a distance of 2.4 km dedicated to self-driving electric vehicles.. And in his answer to the question, “Are the prices of housing units in sustainable cities more expensive compared to others?”
Al-Mutawa said, “On the contrary, Sharjah Sustainable City offers a competitive offer in the current market for homeowners and investors, and our residential units are characterized by spacious living spaces with prices starting from 1.3 million dirhams, without a down payment, and without service fees for the first 5 years, and with plans.
Installments for UAE citizens for a period of 25 years, and savings of up to 50% on electricity and water bills, ”pointing out,“ The total cost of developing Sharjah Sustainable City is 2 billion dirhams, and the total area of the project is 7.2 million square feet. ”
It is noteworthy that Sharjah Sustainable City is a joint project between “Shurooq” and “Diamond Developers”. This city, which was launched after the great success of the “Sustainable City” project in Dubai, aims to create a world-class, sustainable and happy community in the UAE, and it is the first integrated community in The emirate of Sharjah consumes 0% energy, and includes 1,120 residential units consisting of 3, 4 and 5 bedroom units with exceptional shared facilities that provide the highest levels of luxury and comfort.
The Sustainable City is 6 minutes from Sharjah International Airport and 18 minutes from Dubai International Airport. As for the facilities, the city includes a mixed-use plaza, a sustainable school, and others. Energy sources are completely sustainable, water is completely reused for irrigation, 8 green houses with vertical farms and the first electric autonomous vehicles to move within the city, and the city is considered a safe community equipped with gates and security guarding and saving in electricity bills of up to 100% and saving in water consumption of up to 50%.