Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One picks up coveted urban development award

  • ‘Best Architectural Design Community’ presented to Meydan Sobha

Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One has been recognised as the Best Architectural Design Community at the Urban Community Development Middle East Forum Awards, organised by IQPC Middle East.

Samir Al Zaai, Vice President of Group Procurement for Meydan Sobha picked up the award at the ceremony held at The Meydan Hotel on Tuesday 16 May.

Organised alongside the Urban Community Development Conference, the awards are designed to recognise the game changers in urban community development.

Saeed Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman of Meydan Sobha said: “To be recognised for our achievements in architectural design is a great motivator for us to continue developing and building communities such as Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One. With AE7 we have realised some outstanding designs which are shaping District One into the luxurious community we set out to develop.”

A joint venture project between Meydan Group and Sobha Group, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One is the first residential community taking shape in MBR City.  With a total land area of 45 million square feet, enclosed by glorious green natural surroundings, the community presents one of the lowest density villa developments in the heart of any international city.

District One brings together a 7km crystal lagoon, sublime beaches, a 14km boardwalk, sweeping parklands and breathtaking architecture.

Phase 1 comprised 267 villas, broken down into five communities, featuring a range of four, five and six bedroom freehold villas designed in three prototypes – Modern Arabic, Mediterranean and Contemporary Design.

The Crystal Lagoon at District One offers residents exclusive access to swimming, paddle boarding, and other non-motorized aquatic leisure activities.  State-of-the-art environmentally friendly technology keeps lagoon waters crystal clear, adding to the appeal of a feature which industry experts say will overtake golf courses to become the amenity of the future for luxury real estate developments.

The 8.4km District One Cycling and Running Track has become one of the most popular attractions in town for the UAE’s growing number of cyclists and runners since its launch in December 2015.  Two new tunnels have also been added to the track to ensure the safety of all those taking advantage of the free facilities, which are equipped with 386 solar light poles for environmentally friendly and energy efficient light at night.

District One is also situated next to the spectacular Meydan One leisure, commercial, and entertainment destination, Meydan One will host the world’s tallest residential tower, the tallest observation deck, the longest indoor ski slope and the largest dancing fountain as well as the newly launched Meydan One Mall.

The prime location provides an aspirational lifestyle.  Owners are close to all the major routes into the city, providing quick access to the Dubai International Financial Centre, Downtown Dubai, Dubai World Trade Center and Dubai International Airport.  And after work, the world’s finest Racecourse and Grandstand, a 9-hole floodlit golf course, a tennis academy and a 5-star luxury hotel, The Meydan are just minutes away.

Potential homeowners interested in learning more about Meydan Sobha’s freehold options within Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One, can visit www.meydansobha.com or call the toll free number 800 111 111 for more details.