Majid Al Futtaim introduces the idea of a forest-living community in Dubai.

Majid Al Futtaim introduces the idea of a forest-living community in Dubai.

In Dubai, Majid Al Futtaim has formally unveiled the concept of Ghaf Woods, a neighborhood resembling a forest.

At the international real estate show MIPIM 2024 in Cannes, France, earlier this year, the construction was unveiled.

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Majid Al Futtaim Properties CEO Ahmed El Shamy stated: “Majid Al Futtaim is celebrating an important milestone with the launch of Ghaf Woods.” This launch marks a re-founding moment for us to create something never seen before and offer residents a truly unique experience, reaffirming our position as the region’s lifestyle pioneers as we enter the fourth decade of creating great moments for our customers, partners, and community members.

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738,000 square meters of land off the Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Highway, close to Global Village, will be home to Ghaf Woods. The project will have more than 7,000 luxurious apartments tucked away in forests with breathtaking views of the forest’s ecology.

With its 35,000 trees, the forest contributes to lower temperatures, less soil erosion, and water conservation. By eliminating pollutants and greenhouse gases, it also makes a substantial contribution to improving air quality. This creates a “Green Lung” that can produce air that is up to 20% cleaner than that of previous developments.

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With 15 square meters of open space per person, the neighborhood surpasses World Health Organization guidelines, which require 10 square meters. Along its network of interconnecting, forest-lined trails, Ghaf Woods offers health, wellbeing, and relaxation to over 20 different bird species.

There are resort-style, forest-edged swimming pools for adults and children, as well as eight kilometers of walking trails and a 3.5-kilometer bicycle circle for locals to enjoy.

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