Majid Al Futtaim Launches Ghaf Woods: A Forest Living Oasis in Dubai

Majid Al Futtaim Launches Ghaf Woods: A Forest Living Oasis in Dubai

Majid Al Futtaim, a leader in creating innovative, sustainable communities across the Middle East, has unveiled its latest venture, Ghaf Woods – Dubai's first-of-its-kind forest living community. This pioneering project introduces a revolutionary approach to indoor-outdoor premium living with a forest-like design that promises to set new standards in urban development.

A New Era in Sustainable Living

Ghaf Woods is a trailblazing concept in sustainable urban living, set to transform the landscape of Dubai. Announced earlier this year at MIPIM 2024 in Cannes, France, the development harmoniously integrates lush greenery, advanced connectivity, and sustainable practices. Spread across 738,000 square meters near Global Village off Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Highway, the project will be released in eight phases through 2031.

Ahmed El Shamy, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim Properties, highlighted the significance of the project:

"The launch of Ghaf Woods represents a significant milestone for Majid Al Futtaim as we continue to create remarkable moments for our customers and communities. This project reaffirms our position as pioneers in lifestyle and sustainable living, offering a unique residential experience that extends beyond the UAE."

Innovative Forest Living Concept

Ghaf Woods features over 7,000 premium residential units, including one, two, and three-bedroom apartments and luxurious penthouses. These homes will provide residents with stunning views of a forest ecosystem designed to mimic natural woodland, made up of 35,000 trees, including the indigenous Ghaf tree. This significant green coverage not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also plays a crucial role in environmental conservation by reducing soil erosion, conserving water, and providing shade. The design ensures that the forest outnumbers residents, contributing to a cooler microclimate that is up to five degrees Celsius lower than the surrounding city.

Health, Wellness, and Sustainability at the Core

The community is set to provide a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle with up to 20% cleaner air than other urban developments, thanks to its extensive greenery. Trees play a vital role in improving air quality by absorbing pollutants and greenhouse gases. The expansive open space ratio of 15 square meters per resident exceeds the World Health Organization's standards by 40%, ensuring ample room for outdoor activities and relaxation.

Residents can enjoy various outdoor amenities, including eight kilometers of walking trails, a three-and-a-half-kilometer biking loop, forest-edged pools, and a wellness pavilion. The development also includes family-friendly gardens and fitness facilities, encouraging a balanced, active lifestyle.

A Haven for Biodiversity

Ghaf Woods is not just a residential space but a thriving habitat for over 20 bird species. The carefully curated forest pathways and experiential neighborhoods offer residents a close connection with nature, fostering a sense of tranquility and community.

Cutting-Edge Facilities and Community Hub

The community will feature Distrikt, Majid Al Futtaim’s renowned multi-purpose neighborhood hub, offering a curated selection of retail and dining options with a focus on farm-to-table cuisine. This hub aims to enhance the lifestyle of residents by providing convenient access to essential services and leisure activities.

Pioneering Customer-Centric Solutions

Majid Al Futtaim continues to lead in delivering innovative, customer-focused solutions designed to elevate the living experience at their lifestyle destinations. Ghaf Woods epitomizes this commitment by offering a unique blend of nature, wellness, and modern living in the heart of Dubai.

Ghaf Woods is set to redefine urban living in Dubai, providing residents with a unique opportunity to experience forest living in a bustling metropolis.


  • First Forest Living Community in Dubai: Ghaf Woods introduces forest-inspired living with 35,000 trees, creating a microclimate that is cooler and environmentally beneficial.
  • Extensive Amenities: The community features walking and biking trails, fitness facilities, wellness pavilions, and forest-edged pools.
  • Sustainable Design: Offers cleaner air and open spaces, surpassing WHO standards, with a focus on health and wellness.
  • Diverse Residential Options: Includes over 7,000 units with various sizes and luxurious penthouses.
  • Biodiverse Environment: Home to over 20 bird species, integrating nature with urban living.
  • Innovative Community Hub: Distrikt offers farm-to-table dining and retail experiences within the community.

For more details and to explore residential opportunities, visit Majid Al Futtaim.

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