Thursday, March 13, 2008

Old villages in Satwa to make way for Jumeirah Garden City

Villages in Satwa, located right behind the skyscrapers on Sheikh Zayed Road, are being demolished by bulldozers, which send warning signals to other thousands of residents that it is high time they find a new place to live.

The vast area between the Satwa Road and Sheikh Zayed road will be cleared of all old houses and will make way for a huge new garden city, reports Gulf News.

The new city, likely to be named as 'Jumeirah Garden City', will be positioned behind the towers from the Trade Center Roundabout to Al Safa Park on the Sheikh Zayed Road.

The project is in its planning and designing stage, and will comprise various canals, gardens and greeneries. The Safa Park will connect the canals to the Dubai Creek extension. These canals will pass through Al Wasl, Jumeirah and Satwa areas.

The project aims to beautify these areas, making them the most attractive areas in the emirate. Huge ponds are also likely to come up in these areas.

The Land Department had already served eviction notices to residents in the decades-old villas in Satwa. The area has families and bachelors living there for almost a decade, due to the cheap rent and proximity to the market.

Majority of the people currently living in the area are families with low-income, who face difficulty in paying higher rents in other localities.

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