Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE visits The Sustainable City


Dubai: A delegation headed by His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Belhaif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment of the UAE, visited The Sustainable City (TSC), the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community. 

The ministerial delegation toured the agricultural farms, biodomes that produce around 1 million saplings every year, Sanad Village, the largest rehabilitation and education center for people of determination, and SEE Institute, the positive-energy building which will produce 150% of its energy requirements.

The delegates lauded TSC’s efforts to comply with the highest standards of environmental sustainability through an integrated and socially inclusive approach while leading sustainable development in the region. They also discussed ways to foster sustainability, raise environmental awareness and accelerate the fight against climate change.

His Excellency Dr. Al Nuaimi said: “TSC is a prototype of a sustainable community that promotes environment-friendly production and consumption practices in line with the UAE’s drive to achieve sustainability across the board and combat climate change to build a better future for the current and next generations.”

The visit was a major step in strengthening the partnership between the Ministry of Climate Change and Environment and TSC. 

The delegation, including top ministry officials, was welcomed by Eng. Faris Saeed, Chairman of Diamond Developers, and his team.

Thanking the ministerial delegation, Eng. Faris Saeed said: “We are grateful to His Excellency and his delegation for the visit and appreciation. The support from the authorities strengthens our journey of building low-carbon and climate-resilient communities.”

TSC, which considers the three pillars of sustainability – social, environmental and economic – is globally known for its future-proof sustainable solutions. After receiving worldwide recognition for its successful self-sufficient model, Diamond Developers has launched a second TSC project in the neighbouring emirate of Sharjah. The UAE-based company also has plans to announce more sustainable cities in the region and beyond.

About The Sustainable City:

The Sustainable City in Dubai is the world’s first fully sustainable community, and GCC’s ‘Happiest Community’.

An icon of Dubai, it represents a new era in real estate, where social, environmental and economic facets are perfectly considered and seamlessly blended, to offer harmonious, quality sustainable low-carbon living.

Born from a vision to accelerate the transition towards sustainable development, The Sustainable City demonstrates the living, working proof of this future-ready concept and acts as a benchmark for sustainable living. 

Located in Dubailand, the mixed-use development spans some 46 hectares and provides an array of green residential facilities and amenities with no negative impact on the environment. 

A unique concept which redefines sustainable living; offering energy-efficient housing, zero maintenance and low service fees, green education and health care and a host of indoor and outdoor leisure and wellness activities, an urban farm, green mosque and innovation center.

The Sustainable City won over 20 awards, including the Gulf Real Estate Award for the ‘Happiest Community’ for three consecutive years. In addition to being voted as the ’Overall Winner’, the community also won top honours as the ‘Best Real Estate Project (Master Development)’, ‘Best Real Estate Research’, and ‘Best Real Estate Developer – Sustainable Green Development’ awards at the GREA 2019. It has also received the Emirates Energy Award 2017 for energy efficiency.