H.H. Sheikh Mohammed approves 8,500 plots of land for Emirati housing

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His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has approved the immediate allocation of 8,500 plots of land to Emiratis.

The housing plots, spanning a total area of 120 million square feet, have been allocated in Dubai's Al Yalayis 5.

According to the Dubai Media Office, Sheikh Mohammed’s decision is aimed at ensuring the wellbeing and happiness of UAE nationals.

Al Yalayis 5 area will be developed to include 10 km of green spaces for walking and sports activities.

Entertainment zones and other amenities reachable within 20 minutes like grocery stores, a gym and a cycling track, will also be built over an area of 11 million square feet.

The first phase of allocation of land plots will start from February 28.

UAE Citizens who have received the approval of the Mohammed bin Rashid Housing Establishment are eligible to obtain land plots.

They can select the plot that suits their needs using the ‘Emirati’ digital platform on the Dubai Now app. Members of a family will be given priority in obtaining plot allocations in the same neighborhood.

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