Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

The lagoon as District One in Mohammed Bin Rashid City has spectacular views of Burj Khalifa. The 350,000 square metre expanse of water, will have a maximum depth of 2.5 metres allowing residents to enjoy non-motorised water sports and swimming at their leisure. Surrounding this aquatic masterpiece will be 14km of beaches and boardwalks. The lagoon is said to use just 1 per cent of the chemicals most swimming pools do. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

An exterior view of a four-bedroom Mediterranean villa at the Mohammed Bin Rashid District One development in Dubai. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

The living room area on the ground floor of a 5-bedroom Contemporary Villa. Buyers can take a pick and mix approach with three design styles of villa on offer – Modern Arabic, Mediterranean and Contemporary – ranging from four to eight bedrooms. Satish Kumar / The National


Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

The exterior view of a 6-bedroom Modern Arabic villa. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

A livingroom area on the first floor in a four-bedroom Mediterranean villa. Buyers purchase the plot first, then choose what style of villa they want. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

A dining area on the ground floor in a four-bedroom Mediterranean villa. The development is situated on 12,000 acres of land with 60 per cent given over to green space and an 8.8km cycle track around its perimeter. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

The pool area at a fou-bedroom Mediterranean villa. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

A Bedroom in a four-bedroom Mediterranean villa. Waterfront properties are selling at Dh2,700 per sq ft and others at Dh2,500. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

The Bedroom area on the first floor in a four-bedroom Mediterranean villa. With the smallest property a four-bedroom 6,200 sq ft villa, the least expensive option will cost around Dh16 million. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

The exterior view of a five-bedroom Contemporary villa. According to the developer, Sobha Group, 261 villas of phase 1 have already been sold. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

The villas are surrounded by plenty of greenery. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

A five-bedroom Contemporary villa. Villas in phase one are set for delivery in the second quarter of 2016. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

A bedroom on the first floor in a six-bedroom Modern Arabic villa. A further 511 properties of the 631 villa phase 2 are sold with delivery scheduled for Q3 2017. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

A six-bedroom Modern Arabic villa. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

A six-bedroom Modern Arabic villa. Every bedroom is ensuite regardless of the style of villa; every master bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe and there are walk in closets in most other bedrooms as well. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

The bedroom area on the first floor in a five-bedroom Contemporary villa. Every villa has its own swimming pool, its own maid’s room and an external driver’s room. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

A living room area on the ground floor in a five-bedroom contemporary villa. Satish Kumar / The National

Live by a crystal lagoon at Dubai’s District One – in pictures

The bedroom area on the first floor in a five-bedroom Contemporary villa. Satish Kumar / The National

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