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Damac to plant forest in Dubai desert for Akoya Oxygen development

The Dubai developer aims to transplant 4,000 trees to create what it describes as a 'lush green environment' on the site that will be located off the Umm Suqeim Road extension.

Akoya Oxygen, spread over 55 million sq ft, will showcase the greenest living spaces in Dubai with parklands, green open spaces and private gardens. Courtesy Akoya
Akoya Oxygen, spread over 55 million sq ft, will showcase the greenest living spaces in Dubai with parklands, green open spaces and private gardens. Courtesy Akoya

Damac plans to plant a forest in the desert to help sell its latest Dubailand project.

The property company known for its lavish developments today revealed plans for its 55 million square feet Akoya Oxygen project.

The London-listed developer aims to transplant 4,000 trees to create what it describes as a “lush green environment” on the site that will be located off the Umm Suqeim Road extension.

It wants to sell homes around its planned golf course development but did not disclose the number of units to be sold or their cost.

“From low emission residences, to our utilising of recycled materials, all this will contribute in transforming Akoya Oxygen into the first green luxury residential address in Dubai,” said Ziad El Chaar, managing director of Damac Properties.

Damac is one of several Dubai developers investing in Dubailand where a number of projects were put on hold in the wake of the 2008 property crash but which is now witnessing a strong rebound.

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