His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Tuesday inaugurated District One of the Dh30 billion Mohammed bin Rashid City, adjacent to Meydan City and 4km away from Burj Khalifa in Downtown Dubai.
Sheikh Mohammed unveiled the memorial plaque of the promising urban, mixed-use, leisure and sports development which spans more than 54 million square feet of prime freehold land with District One alone stretching four million square feet.
Sheikh Mohammed viewed the mega model of the development at the sale centre where he was briefed by Saeed Humaid Al Tayer, Meydan Group Chairman and CEO, owner and developer of the project, about the City which he said has 600 hectares of open and green space of city parkland, waterways, woodlands, water park, the largest crystal lagoon body of water in the world with 7km of stunning lagoons and 14 km man-made beaches, alongside retail zones, leisure and sports attractions. The City will be completed in 2018-2019.
Al Tayer said this unique green heart for Dubai will be surrounded by 1,500 premium luxury villas – to be delivered in four phases before Dubai Expo 2020 – creating without question one of the lowest-density residential environments in any major international city.
Sheikh Mohammed then toured the 300 villa community development and viewed designs of modern Arabic, Mediterranean, contemporary types of 4 to 8 bedroom villas.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, Chairman of Dubai Civil Aviation Authority and Chairman of Emirates Group, and a number of senior officials, heads of government departments in Dubai, and the team supervising the project.
Sheikh Mohammed offers condolences on death of Abel Karim Mohammed Jalfar
His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, offered condolences on death of the late Abel Karim Mohammed Jalfar.
Sheikh Mohammed along with Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, paid a visit to the deceased’s residence at Al Twar Area on Tuesday.
Sheikh Mohammed expressed his heartfelt condolences to the sons of the deceased, who on their part, expressed thanks and appreciation to Sheikh Mohammed, praying the All Mighty Allah to protect him, the leadership and the country.
A number of sheikhs and senior officials accompanied Sheikh Mohammed.