City is a country themed architecture of
residences, business opportunity, and tourist attractions.
It will cover 800 hectares (8 million square meters) and its geometry was
inspired by the intricately patterened traditional
carpets of the Middle East. Once completed, the
project will contain studio, one and two bedroom
apartment units and accommodate over 60 thousand
International City is located in
the Al Warsan region of Dubai, which is along the
Dubai-Hatta road and between Interchange 5 and 6
of Emirates Road, opposite to the Dubai Central
Fruit and Vegetable Market. It is located 9 kilometers
(5.4 miles) from the Dubai
International Airport, which is around a 15-20
minute drive from the center of the city. It will
comprise of 6 key areas, including The Central District,
Dubai Design Centre, The Dragon Mart, The Residential
District, Lakes District and the Forbidden City.
The Central District
The Central District is spread over 21 hectares
and comprises of 34 plots that will be sold to independent
developers. It will act as the nerve center of International
City and will be home to retailers, wholesalers
and corporate offices.
Dubai Design Centre (Dubai Gates)
Dubai Design Center is an exclusive area for permanent
and temporary exhibitions and it occupies three
sides of the Internet City. It will also contain
two hotels with 3 to 4 hundred rooms each, to accommodate
exhibitors and visitors alike.
The Dragon Mart
The Dragon Mart spreads across 50 hectares and is
a large trade mall designed in the form of a colorful
dragon, with a 1.4 kilometers (0.85 miles) long
Central Spine. The dragon's head serves as the main
entrance, which is accessible from the Dubai-Hatta
road. With 2 thousand parking spaces, it will serve
as a commercial center for more than 3 thousand
The Residential District
The Residential District is spread out across 300
hectares of land, featuring 2,100 studio (44.5 square
meter) and one bedroom (66.5 square meter) apartments.
These freehold apartments will feature unique architectural
styles of Italy, Spain, Morocco, Persia, Greece,
China, Indonesia, England, Russia, Thailand, and
France, divided into large and medium-sized neighborhoods.
The apartment units were designed to be converted
into two bedroom flats and they will accomodate
more than 60,000 people.
Lakes District & Public Park
The Lakes District will comprise of 60 hectares
of lush green landscape that borders a serene lake.
It will contain 24-26 buildings with a total of
1375 apartments, which are either 2 and 3 bedroom
duplex apartments from 150 to 170 square meters
Forbidden City will be a replica of the biggest
and best-preserved cluster of ancient buildings
in China and will spread over 240 thousand square
meters. It will accommodate authentic residential
and retail outlets set amidst awe-inspiring gardens,
museums and performance courts.