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The initiative aims to significantly raise the criteria of quality of life and well-being in residential areas for citizens.
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Dubai: Under the guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and Ruler of Dubai, the Municipality of Dubai has completed the first phase of its Integrated Neighborhood Initiative for Housing Areas citizens in Al Khawaneej 1 and Nad Al Sheba Region.

The initiative aims to significantly raise the standards of quality of life and well-being in residential areas for citizens and improve community happiness in line with His Highness’s vision of making Dubai the best. city ​​of the world in which to live.

Dawoud Al Hajri

Dawoud Al Hajri, Director General of Dubai Municipality, said: “The plan provides a streamlined operational framework to achieve tangible improvements in all aspects of citizens’ quality of life to significantly improve their well-being and their happiness. “

The Dubai Municipality’s plan aims to develop the Citizen Housing Areas as integrated communities where all residents have easy access to its various facilities. Residents will be able to access the facilities by walking a short distance through a network of tree-shaded trails. Jogging trails and sports activity areas will help residents adopt a healthy lifestyle.

The plan also provides for the implementation of urban design standards that support determined people and the elderly, paying particular attention to providing them with access to all public services.

The phases

As part of the first phase of activation of the new plan in Al Khawaneej-1 and Nad Al Sheba, residential areas, sidewalks, cycle paths and roads were built and trees were planted. In addition, playgrounds have been built and the entrances to the area have been identified and numbered.

The second phase will see the reforestation of interior streets and alleys in the neighborhoods and the development of paths to facilitate access to all services in a pleasant walking environment shaded by trees.

Three main axes

The integrated district plan of the Municipality of Dubai has three main axes. The first is to rehabilitate old residential neighborhoods close to the city center and to offer an attractive environment for citizen families so as to preserve the cultural identity of these neighborhoods.

Second, the Municipality of Dubai seeks to improve the quality of life in 26 existing residential areas by focusing on public and community services, green spaces, pedestrian and bicycle paths and other key elements identified in the plan, in addition to implement full reforestation of internal streets and to provide public parks and children’s playgrounds that meet the highest design standards.

The third axis targets residential areas planned for the future. The municipality is currently developing guidelines for integrated urban designs for various sectors, including residential areas, in accordance with the principles adopted by its plan.

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