Damac launches lush green ‘Akoya Oxygen’
Dubai, August 20, 2014
Dubai-based Damac Properties has introduced Akoya Oxygen, its second master development in Dubailand, providing a lush green environment with an upscale resort feel.
The project, which follows the launch of Akoya by Damac last year, is set to be the largest in the area and is spread over 55 million sq ft. It will showcase green living spaces with parklands, green open spaces and private gardens.
The development, located off the Umm Suqueim road extension and approximately 10 minutes from Akoya by Damac, will include various residential home options surrounding a championship golf course designed by a well known international golfing star.
Akoya Oxygen is being developed along the ethos of ‘escape the city’’.
Luxurious residential properties will be integrated with retail and hospitality products including a five-star hotel, a luxury wellness centre featuring wellness therapies, yoga programmes, herbal treatments, diet control and exercise. The fully-integrated community will also include globally-recognised retail brands, leisure and entertainment offerings, and organic market places all set within beautiful manicured landscaping.
Ziad El Chaar, managing director of Damac Properties, said: "Akoya Oxygen is set to be the first community of its kind in Dubai. It is being designed to be a masterpiece that isn't just architecturally accomplished, but also lives in harmony with the environment. We will be relocating over 4,000 trees into the development to ensure cleaner air and naturally cooler temperature. This will be in addition to many water features throughout the community’’.
"’When we created Akoya Oxygen, we had a clear vision that is being translated into every component of the project. 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. This green concept will be integral to this new community. Homes will incorporate energy efficient materials such as lighting, low-emission paints and solar water heating systems and will all feature strongly in the building process.’’
Also within the development, the road network is designed in a way to minimise pollution, he said.
Established in 2002, Damac Properties has delivered almost 11,000 units to date and currently has a development portfolio of over 26,000 units at various stages of progress and planning as of June 30. - TradeArabia News Service