Two of the 12 project launches that the Dubai developer Samana had planned for this year have already begun, and their names were inspired by Greek islands.
The construction of the “Santorini” and “Mykonos” projects at Dubai Studio City will cost Dh320 million.
“We (are) going to create an island design and feel in new projects,” said Imran Farooq, CEO of Samana Developers. “COVID-19 outbreak prompted us to go for the island designs where people live in a healthy and sustainable environment.”
In the designs, environmental features have been incorporated and added to the energy efficiency. This includes green areas and solar panels for in-house power generation. “In addition, we have created an island-style living where the water, fresh air, and plantation will be aplenty,” said Farooq. “Island-living is a new concept in Dubai real estate that European buyers love and feel at home with.”
The Santorini project, which is slated for an April 2025 handover, will be located across from the Dubai Autodrome and ten minutes from Global Village and IMG World. It will have 157 private pool-equipped studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom units.
The 198-unit Building, which would cost Dh170 million, is anticipated to be finished in July 2025.