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What makes Oman's Yiti a sustainable city?

Oman, an Asian country, is ready to establish the third sustainable city in the world. Diamond Developers, in collaboration with the Oman

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What makes Oman's Yiti a sustainable city?

Oman, an Asian country, is ready to establish the third sustainable city in the world. Diamond Developers, in collaboration with the Oman Tourism Development Company, announced the launch of The Yiti Sustainable City last year. This city is designed to cover 100% of its energy needs and has already begun to sell real estate.

Covering an area of 1 million square meters, the Yiti Sustainable City will be developed as part of the first phase of the Yiti Integrated Tourism Development Master Plan, with an investment of almost one billion dollars.

Oman's Yiti a sustainable city

The project will have 1,657 residential units, including 300 ecological and energy-efficient villas in areas free from vehicle combustion. The city aims to produce all of its energy requirements through biogas production and renewable energy sources, such as solar panels installed on each building.

The implementation of solar energy storage and production will result in a 100% reduction in electricity bills. Phase 1 of the city is currently for sale, consisting of 422 residential units built with high sustainability standards, along with 286 apartments.

Source: The sustainable city-yiti.com

Water and waste recycling systems will be implemented, using recycled water for irrigation purposes. The city also plans to grow its own food through agricultural areas and productive greenhouses. It aims to promote electric mobility solutions through the deployment of EV charging stations or the adoption of ecological charging stations based on hydrogen.

Scheduled for completion in 2025, the development project will incorporate a community-wide green backbone, accompanied by biodomes and community gardens. This thoughtful, wellness-focused environment aims to minimize air and noise pollution by designating car-free zones and offering a variety of outdoor amenities that encourage an active lifestyle. These amenities include fitness centers, swimming pools, a dedicated jogging track, bike trails, hiking trails, and an equestrian club.

The development is designed to provide a comprehensive living and working experience within the community, fostering a prosperous environment for its residents. The master plan encompasses several components, including a shopping plaza with outlets, a school and nursery, a luxurious 5-star Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, a 4-star hotel, a wellness center, an autism center and an educational institute. This integrated approach aims to meet the diverse needs of the people residing in the area.

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Diamond Developers President Faris Saeed emphasized that the city not only serves as a benchmark for sustainable urban development, but also acts as a working model for future cities. By incorporating the latest advances in energy production, vertical farming, moisture harvesting, and autonomous transportation, the city aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

Source: The sustainable city-yiti.com

The city development concept is inspired by the Dubai Sustainable City, established in 2015, and envisions the Yiti Sustainable City as a "living laboratory" for testing energy-efficient technologies.

Mohammed Salim Al Busaid, Chairman of Omran Group, expressed his enthusiasm for the partnership with Diamond Developers and highlighted the importance of it in maximizing the potential of Oman's tourism sector.

Recycling of water and waste

Aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, the Yiti Sustainable City aims to achieve complete energy self-sufficiency by relying solely on renewable sources such as solar panels and biogas. It also prioritizes the recycling of water and waste, using these resources for irrigation purposes.

Fostering self-sustainability, the city strives to grow its own food through agricultural areas and productive greenhouses. Residents will have the opportunity to participate in private agricultural spaces to grow their own produce.

Taking a holistic approach to sustainability, the city plays a critical role in reducing carbon emissions by promoting clean mobility solutions such as autonomous buses, electric cars and the rollout of electric vehicle charging stations across the world project.

With residential areas designed to be car-free, the city not only ensures the safety of families, but also fosters social connections among residents. Using clean energy, water & waste recycling, food production, clean mobility, and better air quality

Dedicated to fostering an environmentally conscious generation, Yiti Sustainable City incorporates a sustainable school that integrates sustainability concepts into the curriculum. The school has a 'SEE lab' showcasing the latest sustainability solutions, including renewable energy technologies, indoor vertical farming and moisture harvesting.

The 'SEE Institute', housed in an innovative carbon neutral building, aims to raise awareness of environmental issues and promote sustainable living.

Balancing sustainability goals with promoting wellness, the city offers several sports facilities, including jogging and cycling tracks, an equestrian club, and a horse track. A square within the town is home to a variety of commercial outlets, including shops, restaurants and cafes.

Embracing ecotourism, the project includes a 197-room four-star neighborhood hotel, a 170-room five-star resort, several restaurants, leisure facilities, and beach access. The resort also manages 132 luxury serviced apartments to meet the various needs of visitors.

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