Dubai – MENA Herald: Global developer Emaar Properties PJSC today announced Emaar South its newest mega-development in Dubai South, one of the city’s most sought-after destinations of the future, just minutes from the Al Maktoum International Airport and in easy proximity to the Expo 2020 Dubai site. A dedicated golf district, the nearly 7 sq km Emaar South mega-development is one of the key components of the newly planned city.

Emaar South will be a vibrant residential and suburban lifestyle destination, serving as home to hundreds of thousands of people expected to work in the various integrated districts of Dubai South, greater Dubai area, and in close proximity to Abu Dhabi. With the 145 sq km airport city quickly taking shape, the demand for residences in Dubai South is expected to spike, which will be met by Emaar South.

In addition to people working at the Al Maktoum International Airport, Aviation District and Logistics District, Emaar South will also be a magnet for the 25 million visitors who will attend Expo 2020 Dubai, and for the millions of travellers who will fly by Al Maktoum International Airport. The airport is billed to welcome 220 million passengers annually – making it the worlds’ largest when fully completed. The current expansion will expand capacity to 26.5 million travellers annually by 2017.

Mohamed Alabbar, Chairman of Emaar Properties, said: “Emaar South is a thoughtfully planned project set in Dubai South, a purpose-built integrated urban city destination that creates a vibrant new economic platform centred on aviation and logistics services. It supports the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, to position Dubai as a smart, integrated and connected city with a wide breadth of residential choices that caters to everyone’s needs.”

He added: “The opportunities created by Dubai South will be complemented by Emaar’s new golf-course district. Through Emaar South, we are creating another world-class integrated community that is smart and sustainable, and will generate long-term economic value. We are assigning the best-in-class designers, architects and consultants for this new residential city.”
His Excellency Khalifa Al Zaffin, Executive Chairman, Dubai Aviation City Corporation and Dubai South, said: “We are happy to partner with Emaar, the region’s leading real estate developer. This association reflects the depth of our commitment to establish Dubai South as the premier destination to live, work and invest. A fully integrated, master planned city created to provide life solutions for its residents, our residential communities and real estate offerings will set a new standard in urban living.

“With Emaar’s credentials of developing integrated communities and iconic projects, the synergies between Dubai South and Emaar are a well-made match that serves to fulfill our offering of providing value-added residential products across varied price points and addressing a wider demographic.”

A Smart, Green District
Featuring more than 15,000 residences, in a mix of tiered townhomes, townhouses, villas and apartments, Emaar South is envisaged as a smart neighbourhood. In addition to being home to thousands of people, it will create several hundred new jobs in the hospitality, retail and leisure sectors.

Interconnected through tree-lined boulevards, walking & bicycle trails, and a well-linked public transport network including autonomous vehicles for clean transport, Emaar South will feature six districts anchored by an 18-hole championship golf course & clubhouse, a number of large community parks, dedicated retail precincts, 3 & 4 star hotels assuring contemporary guest experiences, and a number of fascinating outdoor pursuits. Every aspect of the development is centred on the concept of open spaces that serve as the connective element.

Other amenities that are incorporated in the masterplan include a K-12 educational institution by a premier provider and a golf villa recreational centre. Promising an urban lifestyle at a suburban pace, the new master-planned community by Emaar is designed by the guiding principles of connectivity, accessibility, livability, sustainability and optimal residential density. The golf course has been skillfully designed to maximise golf frontage views from the villas, which includes luxury homes set in the heart of the golf course.

First-look at Cityscape Global
A model of Emaar South is displayed at Emaar’s pavilion in Cityscape Global 2016 marking its first public preview. To be developed in four phases, the first phase will include tiered townhomes, villas, townhouses and apartments in addition to retail precincts. The first homes in Emaar South will be announced shortly offering investors the first opportunity to be part of this world-class development.