Dubai-based Diamond Developers has announced plans for the construction of the emirate's first sustainable city.
The sustainable city will consist of a residential community and other associated essential facilities including a mosque, a hospital, a school and a multi-use complex.
Plans also include the construction of a unified complex for government departments and a university to teach sustainable environment sciences.
The project will also feature a solar energy-harnessing project, wastewater and sewage water recycling facilities and a sustainable transport system with solar-powered vehicles. Horses will also be relied upon as a major means of transport.
A 143-room resort providing eco-friendly tourism will also be part of the development.
The project is planned to be completed in four phases with the first phase reaching completion in 2013 and the entire development scheduled for completion in 2016.