District One Area Guide
District One is a residential district in Mohammed Bin Rashid City situated between Meydan One and Al Quoz 2.
The AED35 billion project is being developed by Meydan Sobha. It covers a vast swathe of land measuring 501 hectares (1,240 acres), over 65 percent of which will be devoted to open green space.
The centrepiece is the Crystal Lagoons, a seven kilometre stretch of water fringed by 14 kilometres of man-made beaches and surrounded by parkland, waterways and woodlands.
Housing will comprise mansions, villas and apartments.
The Meydan Group and Sobha Group formed a joint venture, Meydan Sobha LLC FZ, to develop around 1,500 four-, five- and six- bedroom villas and six-bedroom mansions on a 45 million sq ft freehold site.
There will be just 18 mansions, available in Contemporary, Modern Arabic or Mediterranean styles. Each three-storey mansion will have seven bedrooms plus bedrooms for several maids and drivers.
The villas, of which there will be around 1,500, will also be available in three styles and have four, five or six bedrooms plus bedrooms for one driver and one maid.
Phase I, consisting of 267 Meydan Sobha Villas, was handed over in 2016.
District One Residences is a gated community of up to seventy towers ranging in height from four to sixteen storeys and containing one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments.
District One Amenities
In December 2016 the District One cycling and running tracks were inaugurated. The 8.4 kilometre tracks run the entire periphery of District One and are illuminated by solar powered lights. The running track is four metres wide and has a specialized running surface, while the cycling track is just over six metres wide. Both tracks are surrounded by trees and shrubs.
District One Construction
By the end of 2017 the first villas in MBR City District One were finished. The entire development is scheduled for completion in 2018-2019.