Diyar Al Muharraq is a progressive urban development mixed-use city with a fusion of traditional and modern features in its engineering and architecture.
Diyar Al Muharraq is masterplanned to be a fully integrated modern city with amenities to provide convenience to its residents and visitors. It is planned in a way that centralizes community facilities, encouraging sustainability within its neighborhoods.
As a reclaimed island, Diyar collaborated with experts to ensure that suitable practices are used to minimize impact on the environment. It has continued its efforts towards sustainability of marine resources by placing fish farms and artificial reefs around the island. Environmental management plans were developed by which it continues to construct its projects.
A ‘smart city’ has been created through a variety of pioneering projects, initiatives, and smart and sustainable solutions.
Diyar prioritizes provision of complete infrastructure and a convenient transportation network including pedestrian and cycling, air-conditioned bus shelters among other methods for usage of more sustainable transportation. Treated sewage effluent is used to water the landscaping which Diyar invests in. The Deep Gravity Sewer system adopted throughout the development eliminates use of mechanical lifting stations. This will serve over 100,000 inhabitants, extending the service-life for robust sewage system that is one of the key global KPI for a modern developed city, leading to reduced electricity consumption and bills, thereby reducing demand on the Kingdom’s national grid.
Diyar has implemented several initiatives that play a significant role in creating a sustainable future, such as investing in innovative research projects for environment preservation and recycling.
Recent initiatives include the use of solar lights throughout public areas in Diyar Park and solar streetlights on the roads of the gated Al Naseem community. Solar energy trees with a capacity from 2kW-3kW were installed to generate power to primary irrigation controllers as well as actuator valves to secondary asset connections. The use of smart bins has been implemented at Diyar Park, which remotely notifies the waste management company of the level of waste, signaling when the bins need to be emptied, doubly functioning as Wi-Fi connectivity for park users.
To lower Diyar’s carbon footprint, Smart Meters have been implemented in smart homes which monitor electricity consumption, enabling tenants to connect to an off-grid power source (solar, wind). External Insulation System (EIFS) have also been implemented at Al Naseem and Al Bareh communities.
Diyar uses LED spotlights and sustainable technology to highlight the city’s aesthetics and reduce energy consumption, particularly in the Hadiqat Al Diyar, Al Bareh, and Al Qamra projects.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, they have launched innovative services like the Diyar Virtual Property Adviser, wherein customers were able to meet virtually with the sales representatives and experience 3D virtual journeys of show villas, as well as submit requests online via the virtual Technical Interface Office (TIO). Diyar continues to monitor the latest technologies and legislations to ensure it is a front runner in implementing sustainable initiatives in the kingdom of Bahrain.
For more information on Diyar Al Muharraq, call 80008880 or visit https://www.diyar.bh/en.