Diamond Developers recently invited international diplomats to visit the final stage progress of Phase One of its flagship project, ‘The Sustainable City’.

The delegation comprised of 11 diplomats from eight embassies and consulates based in the UAE. This included Alastair Long from the British Embassy, HE Bogdan Kolarov and Dimitar Dimitrov from the Consulate of Bulgaria, and Charitha Yattogoda from the Consulate of Sri Lanka.

The first phase of the project comprised of the construction of a biodome greenhouse, a community mall, equestrian centre, as well as cycling and jogging tracks.

Commenting on the occasion, Engineer Faris Saeed, CEO and founder of Diamond Developers, commented: “Dubai is a prime location for sustainable living owing to a multitude of economic, environmental and social initiatives.”

He added: “More than 50 families have moved in already and we are expecting even more to do so by Q3 of this calendar year. We very much look forward to welcoming more families and visitors in due course.”

Wassim Adlouni, Co-Founder of Diamond Developers, shared: “Our tenants will enjoy the benefits of our internal urban farm, where they will be receiving fresh herbs, fruit and vegetables from the 11 biodome greenhouses across the central farm.

He added: “We also demonstrated the seven key environmental elements of the project, including 100% wastewater recycling for non-productive and productive re-usage, waste-sorting at source and recycling programmes and solar powered transportation systems for internal and external use.”

The next phase of development for ‘The Sustainable City’ will include the construction of five-cluster residential complexes, each equipped with playgrounds, solar-shaded parking and a wind tower.

The project will also include a ‘green’ school for kindergarten to grade six, as well as the Diamond Innovation Center, a knowledge and research facility dedicated to environmental living.