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Dubai is set to welcome 3D-printed villas

Dubai is set to welcome 3D-printed villas

Is there anything Dubai isn't capable of developing?

Text: Meeran Mekkaoui


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Dubai is always at the forefront of innovation and with its newest planned development, you'll see why...

In 2016, Dubai introduced the world's first 3D-printed building (which was constructed in just 17 days), and now, the city is preparing to welcome its first round of 3D-printed villas. 

Proven to be the ultimate pioneer when it comes to blending innovation, technology and futuristic elements, the emirate recently launched the Dubai 3D Printing Strategy, which aims to have 25 per cent of its buildings built through 3D printing by 2030 (this also lessens construction costs and time). 

As part of Dubai's government housing program, the city's first 3D-printed villas will be unveiled within the next two months.

According to Khaleej Times, Managing Director of Global Capital Partners, Sameer Lakhani said: "3D printing is a disruptive technology. Currently, the process is still more expensive than conventional building methods; moreover, it is in its embryonic stages, being able to accommodate only rudimentary designs. However, within a 10 to a 15-year time frame, it appears likely that this form of 'printing' will start to replace existing methods of construction."

No further details have been released yet so watch this space. 

Then, discover this ground-breaking skyscraper that just earned Dubai another Guinness World Record

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