The Sustainable City, Wadi Al Safa 7 FAQs.

These are some of the most frequently asked questions and answers about The Sustainable City in Wadi Al Safa 7, Dubai.

  • What is The Sustainable City?

    The Sustainable City (TSC) is a master planned community covering 5 Million sq. ft. area located  the district of Dubailand in Dubai. It is nestled amongst other residential communities such as Arabian Ranches, Mudon, Layan and Al Waha. It is just 15 minutes away from many from major  Dubai landmarks like Downtown Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Marina, Jumeirah Beach Residences and the World Expo 2020 location whilst only a 20-minute drive from Dubai International Airport.

    Comprised of various land usage classifications such as residential, commercial, educational, urban farming, leisure, healthcare and The Diamond Innovation Centre, the development is a practical illustration of social, economic and environmental sustainability. The city embodies the true meaning of sustainable living by stakeholder engagement, innovative design and future monitoring designed strategically to further sustain itself.

  • What is sustainability?

    Sustainability can be interpreted and defined in many different ways. The World Commission on Environment and Development defines sustainability as “Development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.” 


    The goal of sustainability is to enhance the quality of life without compromising the needs of future generations. Sustainability is achieved by balancing the social and economic needs of humans with the environment.

    There are three (3) main pillars that make up sustainability, often referred to as the 3P’s: People, Planet and Profits or the 3E’s: Environment, Economic and Social Equity.


    TSC’s story for sustainability encompasses all the three main pillars embedded not only in the branding DNA, but also in what the organization and the development strives to achieve.


    1. Social Sustainability; 
    2. Economic Sustainability; and
    3. Environmental Sustainability

    PS: We have linked it to the factsheet PDF file on our website.

  • Is it true that there is no community fees?

    Yes. The Sustainable City is a net zero service and a maintenance free community.

  • Is it true DEWA bills will be lower than conventional homes?

    Yes, Sustainable City homes have been constructed in a way that encompasses many passive and active features that affects consumption.

    By using passive design approach, North-oriented L-shaped villas and active design features (see list below), TSC villas can save up to 40% of electricity in comparison to conventional villas.

  • Is there a concierge service in the community?

    Mobility inside The Sustainable City supports Dubai’s low-carbon environmental initiative. The Sustainable City encourages its residents to rely less on motorized transport and more on solar-powered means of mobility, in addition to walking and bicycling, which are fully integrated into the master planning of the community.

  • Who is the developer?

    Established in 2003, Diamond Developers is one of the first companies in Dubai to enter the freehold property and real estate development industry. Since the early days, Diamond Developers has conceptualized and delivered a portfolio of premium developments of high economic and aesthetic value. Embracing the principles of sustainability, Diamond Developers is focusing on urban development projects that minimize the impact on the environment and improve the quality of life of the community without compromising the needs of future generations. Diamond Developers’ vision is to become a regional leader in offering practical sustainable living solutions and to inspire people to lead healthy lifestyles.

  • What facilities are there at The Sustainable City?

    The Sustainability Phase 1, for completion during 2016, includes:


    The Central Green Spine
    A flourishing park running through the entire length of The Sustainable City forming the community’s Central Green Spine. 

    Diamond Square
    Diamond Square is a 15,000 square meter mixed-use area located near the entrance of The Sustainable City. It comprises of five low-rise (ground plus three floors) blocks with shops, restaurants, cafes, offices and apartments ranging from studios to one and two bedrooms available for lease. 

    Equestrian Centre
    The Sustainable City Equestrian Centre will offer residents quality riding classes from three years of age, to adults up to the intermediate level. The center will offer 30 minute lessons for beginners and 45 minute for intermediates.

    The Sustainable City Mosque will house 700 worshippers and integrates innovative design technologies to minimize energy and water consumption. This state-of-the-art mosque is well insulated to prevent thermal heat gain, fitted with LED lighting, and is cooled using high-efficiency AC systems. The mosque is fitted with solar water heating systems and uses water efficient fittings and fixtures. All water from the mosque’s ablution area is collected and treated using the city’s grey water treatment facility.


    Sustainable City Phase 2, set for completion throughout 2017 and 2018, includes:


    Hotel Indigo
    In its quest to become a regional leader in eco-tourism and global environmental protection, Hotel Indigo, housed within The Sustainable City, will be a net zero energy building where 100% of its energy needs will be met by solar power. 

    The Sustainable City Country Club
    The Sustainable City Country Club is a world-class wellness destination. It will serve residents and visitors and will comprise two main facilities: a 1,500-square meter Rehabilitation Centre and 1,430-square metre Sports Complex. The Sports Complex will include a gym, sauna and jacuzzi, courts for tennis and basketball, outdoor fitness stations, as well as cycling and jogging tracks.

    Science Centre
    With The Sustainable City Science Centre, Diamond Developers aims to create an informal educational environment that allows for schools in the UAE to take a different approach when educating students about the environmental problems the world is facing.

    Diamond Innovation Centre
    Referred to as the brain of The Sustainable City, the Diamond Innovation Centre is the first negative lifecycle footprint building in the region. This means that over an anticipated 50-year lifespan, the building itself will produce 140 percent of its energy requirement, thus offsetting emissions during construction, operation, and decommissioning.

  • Are there any education facilities in the project?

    The Sustainable City is building an international school, which will redefine teaching and learning environments. The school will set a standard for world-class education that integrates sustainability in all its forms (environmental, social, and economic) through high academic standards and innovative teaching practices.


    CreaKids Nursery, Norway’s international childcare and educational brand will open in The Sustainable City in 2016 with an initial student capacity of 150.

  • Where is the location of The Sustainable City?

    The Sustainable City is located in Wadi Al Safa 7. Visit The Sustainable City location map.
  • How much is it to rent a villa at The Sustainable City?

    Rental prices for villas start at AED 200,000. The developer is offering:  

    • Three-Bedroom Courtyard Villas with a 1 month rent-free period and a four-cheque payment plan; and
    • Four-Bedroom Courtyard Villas, with two months rent-free period and a four-cheque payment plan.

    Swimming pool, sports courts, and other facilities are free to residents and their guests. Maintenance is managed by an onsite maintenance team. A mobile application has been designed specifically to help manage the maintenance of the premises. 

  • Are there show homes?

    Yes. The Sustainable City offer shows homes for all types of residences.

  • Who is the contractor?

    The consulting firm for the project is Al Ajmi Engineering Consultants. The contractor is Jeet Contracting and MEP works are being handled by Sun Middle East Electromechanical Works LLC.

  • What returns are to be expected?

     The minimum return is 5% to 7% Net.

  • Who can buy in The Sustainable City?

    It’s a freehold project allowing anyone to buy and invest in the project.

  • What is the procedure to buy?

    For cash buyers:

    1. For those living in the UAE: copy of passport, valid residency visa and Emirates ID
    2. If you live outside UAE:  copy of passport
    3. If you are a POA (Power of attorney) holder:  copy of POA document, passport copy of the POA, the payment can be paid thru bank transfer or by a manger cheque


    For finance buyers:

    1. Original Passport, valid residency visa and bank approval 


    For buyers that seek finance from the developer:

    1. Original Passport, valid residency visa and post-dated cheques.
  • Can I do internal modifications in the property?

    Yes, but you have to seek the developer’s approval to ensure that such modifications do not affect the structure. .

  • Is The Sustainable city pet-friendly?

    Yes, it’s allowed to have a pet but only in villas and not in apartments. Please note that all pets should comply with the guidelines set by the UAE Government.

  • What is the resale process and how much would be the fees?

     The following process and fees need to be fulfilled:

    • A written agreement between the seller and the buyer;
    • Provide passport copies for both buyer and seller; 
    • Provide a copy of the title deed;
    • Pay a refundable deposit of 2,000 AED once the new title deed is issued; and
    • Pay AED 1,000 for the NOC.
  • What is the starting price for properties in The Sustainable City?

    Price start from 3,999,888.
  • What are the property types offered in The Sustainable City?

    The property types in The Sustainable Cityare:3-bed Townhouse for sale and rent 3,362 Sqft - 3,423 Sqft, 4-bed Townhouse for sale and rent 3,847 Sqft - 5,466 Sqft,
  • What are the available views in The Sustainable City?

    Community, Community View
  • What are the nearby schools to The Sustainable City?

    Australian International School-Dubai Llc, Brighton College Dubai, Dubai Heights Academy, Dwight School Llc, Fairgreen International School, Gems Al Barsha National School, Gems Metropole School, International School Of Creative Science, Jumeirah English Speaking School (Br), Nord Anglia International School, Rgs Guildford School L.L.C, Ranches Primary School, Renaissance School, Repton Al Barsha Fz-Llc, Safa Community School, South View School L.L.C
  • Who are the top agents to sell, list, and rent in The Sustainable City?

    Didan Kader, Ghayth Ayache, Kinan Ayache, Lenara Bertoldi, Takuo Matsumoto, Usman Shujauddin, Zaid Shaaban
  • Is The Sustainable City good investment in Dubai?

    We are yet to publish the investment study of The Sustainable City. In the meantime, please feel free to contact on of our top property consultants.
  • Is The Sustainable City Dubai a good place to live?