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ONE OF A KIND Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One, Dubai


ELITE LIVING MEANS having the utmost in luxury every way you turn, and nowhere does this quite as emphatically as Dubai. At the heart of this city lies the latest in luxurious living: the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City District One, an exclusive residential community and expansive development that is due to be completed by 2020. Phase one of the project, which comprises villas and mansions, commenced handover in October 2016. Its developer Meydan Sobha celebrated a


milestone in December 2015 when the 8.4 km-long cycle path and running track was inaugurated. The District One track is part of the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – UAE’s Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai – and also the desire of Meydan Sobha to provide a world-class amenity, not just for its residents, but for the community as a whole. In an aspect that has come to epitomise the


work of Meydan Sobha, the running track’s surface is state-of-the-art and not only lowers the risk of injury, but also enhances speed and is slip-resistant. This isn’t the only sporting endeavour available to the development’s residents. The Crystal Lagoon at District One will become


the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates and, upon completion, will become the world’s largest man-made lagoon. It will offer residents of District One exclusive access to swimming, paddle- boarding, kayaking and other non-motorised aquatic leisure activities. “District One is one of the lowest density


developments in the heart of any international city, with 60 per cent dedicated to open spaces and green areas,” says a Meydan Sobha spokesperson.


418 A LEGACY OF LUXURY


“The luxurious residential community will lie along sublime beaches and sweeping parklands with Dubai’s breathtaking architecture as the backdrop.” The District One mansions range from


16,400 sq ft up to 38,000 sq ft and are available in three architectural styles: Modern Arabic, Contemporary and Mediterranean. “All mansions are crafted to a meticulous level and are the very highest quality,” says a spokesperson, “nestling amid a beautiful pastoral retreat.” The Modern Arabic mansions use traditional


Middle Eastern architecture as a starting point and blend practical functionality with aesthetic splendour. The Contemporary villas feature clean and minimalist lines, with calm open spaces that interlink to create open-plan living, perfect for the way many families now want to interact. Full-height glazing and strip windows create an incredibly light ambience, breaking down barriers between interior and exterior, and helping to bring the outside inside. To enhance the feeling of space, the visual palette is clean and neutral, using natural materials and several shades of grey. The Mediterranean Villas reflect a harmonious


blend of Mediterranean and northern European architecture, and feature the cutting edge of interior design, delivering homes that offer complete privacy. District One lies close to all the major routes into


the city, with quick access to Downtown Dubai, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai World Trade Center and the airport. “District One is for the buyer who craves exclusivity,” says a spokesperson. “as this project offers the opulent life right in the heart of the city – a life for the elite.” — www.meydansobha.com


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