As the name suggests Akoya O2 by DAMAC Properties is an eco-friendly community- the first green residential place in Dubai that is built for families and sustains the environment. Akoya Oxygen is a completely self-contained community highlighting a tranquil lifestyle and green living, away from the busy city but with easy access to the city’s major business and leisure hubs. The community is progressively developing yet most of the phases have been completed and some properties have already been handed over.
The area has a huge community center offering a hypermarket, retail, and dining, along with a gymnasium and clinic. Golf Verde will soon open schools and family parks along with its selection of apartments that are set with resort-style amenities. The plan also includes nurseries, mosques and hospitals to be developed within the vicinity. The community is built amidst landscaped gardens, parks, water fountains, and a leafy boulevard featuring a golf course. Launched back in 2014, considered one of the top off-plan projects in Dubai, Akoya Oxygen is directly competing with EMAAR’s project Dubailand.
The developer is striving to create a place where the utmost importance is given to the public realm and facilities – from lifestyle and entertainment to education and healthcare. Located along Umm Suqeim Road, It’s just a short drive from the city center, but residents would feel as if it’s a world away.
Properties in Akoya O2 are in various configurations and settings surrounding the championship golf course. There are communal facilities and playground area for promoting a healthy lifestyle of the residents. The development will also feature more restaurants and larger retail shops that are environmental friendly. The building materials such as the wood is FSC certified, windows are Energy Star qualified and biodegradable tableware are just few examples of the project proposals. Furthermore, residential units are also made of energy efficient materials, environmental friendly lightning and air conditioning systems, as well as low emission paints and solar system heaters. All of the wastes from the neighborhood will be recycled.
Renting studios in Silicon Oasis is cost somewhere AED 25k on average per annum in a brand new condominium. 1 bedroom apartment would cost AED 37k and goes up to AED 58k for a 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom is AED 79k annually. Likewise, 3 bedroom villas in the gated clusters will come at AED 130k and 4 bedroom is somewhere at AED 148k per annum. For offices, there are a number of buildings and purposes available, for instance, a small office for a simple setup may cost as low as AED 16k and larger units spanning about 1000 sq ft to choose from SIT Tower or Cambridge Business Center will cost only AED 40k annually.
Here, one can find luxury residential apartments, villas, and townhouses. Larger units and plots are customizable for the buyer’s interest. Generally, all residential properties are surrounded by green spaces and expansive parklands, while most villas have own private lawns. Apart from the private properties, there are also serviced hotel apartments available for sale in Akoya Oxygen.
Initially, China State Construction Engineering Corporation was appointed as the main contractor to execute the master plan which includes more than 10,000 independent villas and townhouses, around 1,200 apartments, over 2,000 hotel rooms and 650 serviced villas, each offering panoramic views of the golf course.
One can choose from 3-bed to 6-bed villas, 3-bed to 5-bed townhouses and studios and 1-bed to 3-bed apartments in the community. For apartments, one can buy a ready-to-move-in studio apartment that spans 425 sq ft for about AED 325k. 1 to 2 bedroom apartments on average costs AED 450k to AED 750k in this neighborhood.
The villas community is ranked one of the most affordable to buy in Dubai as per in consideration of close proximity to Expo site. Here, one can buy 3 bedroom villas for around AED 1.3M for a standard size of 1,900 sq ft. And Just Cavalli Villas designed by Roberto Cavalli are the popular option among villas. For townhouses, one can get 3 bedroom townhouse spanning around 1600 sq ft for a price of AED 750k.
The area is divided into few clusters namely; Aster, Zinnia, Claret, Sycamore, Coursetia, Primrose, Juniper, Paloverde and Odora. The largest cluster is Zinnia (181,869 sg m) and it’s followed by Primrose and Aster in terms of their covered space sizes. In Claret and Juniper one can rent 3 bedroom villas for as low as AED 55k per year whilst prices are slightly differ in other areas such as Aknan Villas where it costs AED 60k to AED 65k per annum.
The community is planned to feature 2000 rooms 5-start hotel offering world-class hospitality as well as promoting environmentally-friendly stays.
It needs to be emphasized that the area is designed to reduce carbon emission whereas there are a plenty of dedicated roads and parking spaces for bicycles and other hybrid vehicles. The residents will be connected to the main highways easily by private conveyance though public transport routes are not yet completed. However, visitors can temporarily connect from neighboring Mira bus stations. Moreover, there is a monorail available for residents and visitors surrounding the Akoya Oxygen.
Residents can swing by Carrefour in the vicinity or can head to another supermarket Spinneys which is about 14 minute drive away on Al Qudra Road. There will be a few options of schools and preschools set in Akoya Oxygen, still there are some notable schools located nearby the area. For instance, Jebel Ali School which is one of the top rated; and South View School is one that offers British program, also, Academic city is not very far from here.
For medical service, nearest is Mediclinic Parkview Hospital can be found at 20 minute drive away on Umm Suqeim Road and Aster Clinic is in Arabian Ranches community. Akoya Oxygen is bordering with no immediate neighbors thus Reem by EMAAR is nearby which precisely 22 minute drive far. Other nearby places are Barsha Heights and Mall of Emirates its easily connected even though Akoya O2 is distant from mainland.
The area is in quite midst of a landlocked area while planning to maintain a green atmosphere with fountains and sprinklers. Still the nearest beach to enjoy the sea waves is Jumeirah beach which is approx. 30 minutes of drive away.
DAMAC Properties is building the first and the largest rainforest of the region in Akoya Oxygen. It will be an educational hub allows guests and visitors to explore the man made tropical jungle and natural reserves. Moreover, there is a zip-line attraction for fun activities and a recreational rainforest spa for steam baths and hydrothermal treatments.
Akoya Oxygen is completely tucked away from the mainland as it suggests families to expect slower phase of lifestyle and reliance on private conveyance.
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