UAE Focus

Floating homes no flight of fancy

September 2016

A Dutch developer is tempting discerning Dubai residents to go back to nature and live in luxury on water by buying one of its organic-shaped floating homes.

The luxury residences will be environmentally sustainable and use renewable energy as much as possible, says New Living on Water (NLW), which will showcase the floating homes at this month’s Cityscape Global exhibition in the city.

NLW’s managing director and co-owner Menno de Roos says the residences “guarantee both the privacy and nature that people are looking for, as well as the comfort of being part of a six-star super luxury beachfront resort”.

“They were developed for a very small niche market, and designed with sustainability in mind in order to create mutual respect between humans and environment.”

NLW expects to sell $50 million worth of floating homes over the first 12 months, and at least double that in 2017-18.

The homes have been developed by NLW and CIG, an industrial conglomerate engaged in shipbuilding, constructional design and production for complex architectural projects and the renewable energy industry.

Now in its 15th edition, Cityscape Global will be held from September 6 to 8 at the Dubai World Trade Centre.




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