International City Dubai
True to its name, is a melting pot of the divergent nationalities and cultures making Dubai modern and cosmopolitan. Initiated with a vision to provide affordable yet stylish living experience to more than 60,000 people, International City has been successful in helping realize the dreams of many to own a home in Dubai.
Spread over an enormous 800-hectare plot, International City offers wide range of business activities, retail opportunities and tourist attractions that goes hand-in-hand with the residential features.
International 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 residents.
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 Chinese companies.
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 Lakeside)
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 each.
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.