It’s called the Dubai village that came back from the dead. The much-loved community built in 1977 was slated for redevelopment in 2007. The plan was to tear down the villas and build a new community with the same name. After the last of the village's 300 families moved out in August 2008, the project fell victim to the property crash and was cancelled. The villas were left abandoned and the community members were heartbroken over the loss of their beloved village.
Stantec is working with Nakeel Properties to bring this abandoned development back to life by providing master and urban planning, infrastructure design, visioning, and branding services. The renewal will consist of restoring and improving the old villas, as well as the mosque, club house, school and other common public places. The development’s focal point is the main park, which features football pitches, walking paths, swimming, and a skate park.
Our goal is for residents to feel a true sense of belonging and bring back former tenants and new residents. We are proud to be restoring one of Dubai's oldest and most treasured communities.