Nov 01 2018
Dubai, United Arab Emirates: The Sustainable City, the Middle East’s first fully operational sustainable community, will launch the first edition of ‘Origin’, a market which brings together a community of extraordinary designers, entrepreneurs and artisans; providing a unique creative platform to showcase their ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable handicrafts. These products will be carefully vetted and selected to ensure the best quality goods, from local, ethical producers.
In addition to an amazing range of handcrafted eco-friendly products, the organic food products on display are genuine and authentic with no additives, such as locally grown vegetables and pure, traceable honey, among others. Through Origin, local producers are also provided guidance on operating more sustainably.
This bi-monthly outdoor experience will be held at The Sustainability City Plaza on Saturday November 3, and will feature a variety of fun family activates like live music, live illustrations, and children’s activities.
Origin’s vision is to positively shape the social, environmental and economic landscape, and support a thriving, sustainable future for our communities and the world. With the mission of offering the region’s leading creative community platform and marketplace, it will celebrate the very best ethical, eco-friendly and sustainable products from local artisans.
Focused on nurturing a sustainable lifestyle among its residents and also on a wider regional and global scale, The Sustainable City places the well-being and healthy lifestyle of its residents as a fundamental priority. Offering a holistic, wellness-inspired environment that is free from toxins, noise pollution and cars, the community provides a comfortable micro climate thanks to its north-facing homes, green spaces, shaded areas, wind towers, a green fence, and heat repelling materials. Winner of the ‘Happiest Community’ at the Gulf Real Estate Awards 2017 and 2018, The Sustainable City engages with residents by creating activities and events that promote their happiness and well-being.
About Sustainable City:
The Sustainable City in Dubai embraces the three pillars of sustainability; Social, Environmental, and Economic, across one all-inclusive and comprehensive community landscape. Providing a full array of residential wellness facilities and amenities that have no negative impact on the environment, a unique concept that redefines sustainable living through its energy efficient housing, first Net Zero Energy city, net Zero service or maintenance fees, green education and health care, eco-attractions and a full range of indoor and outdoor leisure activities, commercial, urban farming, and an Innovation Centre. With 46 hectares, the city is located in Dubailand on Al Qudra Road.
This year, The Sustainable City has been recognised as the ‘Best Mixed-Used Development in the Middle East’ and ‘Best Public Service in the Middle East’ at the International Property Awards, as well as the ‘Happiest Community’ and ‘Best Real Estate Developer - Sustainable Green Development’ at the Gulf Real Estate Awards. Last year, The Sustainable City received over 10 awards including one at the International Green Design Awards 2016 in China, and another for 'Green Residential Building of the Year’ at the Emirates GBC Awards 2016. Complementing its roster of sustainability awards, The Sustainable City has recently partnered with Emirates Wildlife Society to tackle climate change and promote energy conservation and solar power.
About Diamond Developers:
Established in 2003 by a team of eco-minded entrepreneurs, architects and civil engineers, Diamond Developers’ vision and mission is to be at the forefront of an environmentally, economically and socially sustainable property industry and to deliver premium quality properties and businesses.
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