Sharjah Sustainable City celebrates year of milestones toward sustainable living

The Sharjah Sustainable, in partnership with Diamond Developers, has announced that the year
2022 was a year of milestones following an overwhelming response to the city’s movement toward a
sustainable way of life.
Sharjah Sustainable City is the first sustainable master-planned community developed by the
Sharjah Investment and Development Authority (Shurooq).
Over the past year, the city’s first two phases, including 604 spacious and modern villas, have been
entirely sold out, and it also launched the third phase comprising 324 villas. The phase 1 handover
has been completed, with handovers of phase 2 and phase 3 expected to take place in 2023 and
2024, respectively.
One of the city’s most significant milestones of 2022 was the handover of the first villas to
homeowners, marking the city’s transition from a real estate project into an active community. Over
110 families have moved in and started enjoying their new sustainable homes and the many benefits
they offer – both environmental and economical.
Yousif Ahmed Al-Mutawa, Chief Executive Officer of Sharjah Sustainable City, commented, “As we
look toward the new year, it gives me immense pleasure to see the enormous progress we have
made at Sharjah Sustainable City – bringing us ever closer to becoming the first eco-friendly city in
the heart of Sharjah.
“We have achieved a great deal over the past 12 months, and this would not have been possible
without the support of our partners, our staff members, our workers, and of course, our home
buyers. I thank each of them for supporting us in our journey toward realizing a sustainable world
where we can all live in harmony with nature and ensure a bright future for the generations to come.”
Extended over an area of 7.2 million square feet in Sharjah’s Al Rahmaniya Area, Sharjah
Sustainable City is a leading eco-friendly residential community, promoting a lifestyle that is
compatible with the future. With a total of 1,250 sustainable villas, the city is divided into blocks of
three-, four- and five-bedroom properties ranging between 2,035 square feet and 3,818 square feet
in a built-up area.
The development is in line with national efforts related to the food-energy-water nexus as it provides
practical solutions related to food security, water and energy management, as well as natural
resources conservation.
The city is equipped with renewable energy produced from rooftop solar panels and built with
sustainable materials and passive designs that reduce utility bills and operational costs. As a result,
residents can save up to 50% on water and electricity bills. On top of that, the city offers zero service
fees for the first five years, as well as complimentary energy-efficient kitchen appliances and smart
home features.
Sharjah Sustainable City also offers a host of other key amenities such as parks, gyms, a swimming
pool, a shopping centre, walking/cycling paths and green mobility. Additionally, to support food
security efforts, the city is home to indoor farming facilities and partially solar-powered greenhouses
called biodomes that annually produce about 10,000 kg of chemical-free leafy greens and
vegetables, which is expected to increase to 15,000 kg in the future.
The city contributes to several United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), particularly
SDG6, focused on access to water and sanitation for all, and SDG7 that among other things, calls
for ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, and modern energy services and increasing
substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.
Over the past year, the city reported a surge in people reaching out to learn about the residential
project, which represents a fundamental change in the concept of future cities and urban planning,
showing how more and more people are becoming increasingly environmentally conscious and
opting for sustainable living. To boost awareness about sustainability, the city plans to organize
community outreach programmes with a focus on women, youth and children.
Designed on the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, social, and economic, Sharjah
Sustainable City aims to reduce carbon emissions and embraces the concept of “living locally” in a

fully integrated and vibrant community offering a unique and sustainable lifestyle, thereby supporting
national and global efforts toward reducing the carbon footprint.


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