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Damac Hills 2
Updated: 16th August, 2022

Damac Hills 2

A secluded residential development in the desert of south DubaiLand, promising cleaner air and naturally cooler temperatures.
Damac Hills 2
Overview
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Area
Dubai
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Master developer
The master developer is Damac Properties.
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The contractor
China State Construction Engineering Corporation has been appointed as the main contractor.
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Amenities
Amenities will include a boating lake, a butterfly garden, a cricket pitch, a fishing lake, a floating cinema, a football pitch, a giant chess game, a green zone, a jogging track, a lazy river, a man-made beach, a maze, a paintball arcade, a petting farm, a picnic park, a snack bar, a snakes & ladders game, a splash pad, a volleyball court, a water playground, a water slide, a zen garden, an amphitheatre, an outdoor cinema, an outdoor gymnasium, barbecue areas, cycle paths, play areas and swimming pools.
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Timeline
The project was launched in December 2014.
Guide

Damac Hills 2 (formerly known as Akoya and before that, Akoya Oxygen) - is a new, secluded residential development being developed by Damac Properties. It is located in the desert of south DubaiLand, about 40 minutes drive from the city centre. As of June 2021 many of the residential communities are complete while the bulk of the leisure districts and amenities are still yet to be built.

The Damac Hills 2 community is promised to offer cleaner air, naturally cooler temperatures, and a carefully designed master plan and road network system designed to reduce pollution, with dedicated spaces for bicycles and hybrids.

Homes feature energy efficient materials, air conditioning, lighting and controls, along with low-emission paints and solar water heating systems. Refuse will be separated for recycling where possible.

Villa Types

There is a wide variety of villa types on offer ranging from three to six bedrooms including Oleander, Celosia, Rivina, Aknan, Aurum, Biela, Cuatro, Hajar, Imagine, Mod Townhouses, Bughatti Villas, Just Cavalli Villas and Uno Premier Villas. The villa types are spaced out across the numerous sub-communities, each of which is named after a species of plant.


Available property
For rent
Townhouse To Rent in Primrose
3 Bed Townhouse To Rent in Primrose
70,000  per year
For rent
Villa To Rent in Claret
5 Bed Villa To Rent in Claret
92,000  per year

Sub-communities

There are 27 sub-communities in Damac Hills 2. Learn more in the following guides.

Damac Hills 2 Location

The map below shows the location of Damac Hills 2 and just below are summaries of the nearest attractions, parks, beaches, golf clubs and cinemas.

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Attractions
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Parks & beaches
Town Square Park, 9.7 km
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Golf clubs
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Cinemas

Local Schools

Damac Hills 2 does not yet have any schools nearby with the closest school being GEMS FirstPoint School at 11.3 km.

GEMS FirstPoint School
11.3 km, The Villa
AED 54,500  •  British
The Aquila School
11.4 km, The Villa
AED 43,000  •  British, IB
Fairgreen International School
11.7 km, The Sustainable City
AED 62,500  •  IB
GEMS Winchester School, Dubai
11.8 km, DubaiLand
AED 17,000  •  British

Nearby neighbourhoods

Explore communities that are either adjacent or close to Damac Hills 2.

Reem
Reem (8.9 km)
Located in DubaiLand, this master-development is one of the first gated communities in Dubai to incorporate a large central park.
Read more
The Villa
The Villa (11.4 km)
A community of luxurious Spanish-style courtyard villas with mature trees, established lawns and shady green spaces beside the desert.
Read more
DubaiLand Residence Complex
DubaiLand Residence Complex (11.7 km)
Read more
Damac Hills 2 Milestones
Date Launched
December 2014
Companies Associated with Damac Hills 2
Master Developer: Damac Properties

Masterplan

A look at the original masterplan published by the developer at the time of the launch of Damac Hills 2.

The masterplan as published in June 2021 depicts five leisure 'towns': Water Town, Sports Town, Down Town, Equestrian Town and Motor Town.

Water Town

Water Town features a lazy river, 'Malibu Beach', a wave surfing simulator, an outdoor floating cinema, a boating lake and café, a splash pad, a water slide and a water playground.

Sports Town

Sports Town includes a cricket ground, cricket nets, an outdoor gym, a paddle court, a football field, a volleyball court, a basketball court, a 3km jogging track and a 6.8km cycle track.

Down Town

The Down Town district has a barbecue area, a hedge maze, children's play areas, a giant chess game, a snakes and ladders game, a zen garden and an ampitheatre.

Equestrian Town

Equestrian Town has a horse riding area with stables and a farmers' market.

Motor Town

Motor town contains a go-kart track.

Additional amenities include a butterfly garden, a dance studio, a picnic park, a fishing lake, a petting farm, a bird enclosure and an outdoor cinema.

Damac Hills 2 History

The project started out as a resurrection of the 2006 Tiger Woods-Dubai project originally proposed by Tatweer. Construction of the golf course and club house started but the project went on hold in 2009 due the global financial crisis before being cancelled entirely in 2011.

The land and the commercial agreement with Tiger Woods was bought up by Damac Properties in 2014 and re-branded as Akoya Oxygen.

The golf club was changed to 'Trump World Golf Club Dubai' with the course designed by world famous golf champion Tiger Woods. In 2006 Tiger Woods used his playing experience and extensive knowledge to launch Tiger Woods Design which has completed a number of prestigious projects in the US and Mexico. He introduced elements from some of the world’s finest golfing destinations to the 18-hole Championship course at Akoya Oxygen - from classic Scottish links courses to famous parkland courses in America and the sandbelt courses of Australia.

Stretching the limits of design, the Trump World Golf Club Dubai featured a 30,000 square foot state-of-the-art clubhouse, world-class restaurants and an expansive pro-shop, as well as the finest practice facilities complemented by PGA qualified teaching professionals. Residents and visitors would be able to explore the community via abra or monorail, and waterways flowed amongst buildings and meandered through the golf club, connecting the community.

Amenities were to include a luxury spa complex with outdoor showers and plunge pools, a yoga enclave inspired by the lotus flower, and an organic fresh market where residents could buy and sell fresh fruit and vegetables.

Later, a waterfront retail, hotel and leisure complex called Vista Lux was added to the project. The architect's drawings showed it would have been similar in style to the Madinat Jumeirah complex in Umm Suqeim.

In 2015 Damac announced a plan to build the region's first rainforest as part of the Akoya Oxygen community. The Dubai Rainforest was described as an educational and cultural dome designed to recreate the natural environment of rainforests. Visitors would be taken on a journey through the jungle, starting on ground level before climbing up into the canopy to learn about the habitat’s flora and fauna. They would then be able to fly through the treetops on a zip wire or just relax in the Rainforest Spa, with its hydrothermal treatments, rock pools and steam baths.

The Dubai Rainforest was due to be completed in time for Expo 2020, but the project was abandoned. A similar concept opened at Green Planet in City Walk in September 2016.

In 2019 the 'Oxygen' was dropped from the name and the community was referred to simply as 'Akoya'.

2021 Redesign

In June  2021 the Akoya community project was rebranded as 'Damac Hills 2' and a revised masterplan was released with a stronger focus on leisure amenities, summed up by the new slogan "More water, more sports, more fun."

The revised masterplan depicts a number of major changes, most notably the scrapping of the Tiger Woods-designed Trump Golf course to make space for a series of leisure 'towns' including many water-themed attractions and a comprehensive sports district with a cricket pitch, football pitch and basketball courts.

Around 50% of the former golf course is to be converted into leisure components and the remaining 50% is earmarked for future residential expansion. The huge Vista Lux complex has also been scrapped to provide land for additional villa communities.

Construction Updates

See the development of Damac Hills 2 in photos.

  • October 2016

  • March 2017

    In 2017 Arabtec was chosen as the contractor to build 1,296 villas and in 2018 the contract was expanded to include a further 916 villas.

  • March 2017

  • March 2018

    In 2018 a major AED 72m (USD 20m) infrastructure contract was signed with China State Construction Engineering Corporation, providing access and services to 1,623 villas in the Amargo, Avencia and Victoria clusters.

  • June 2018

  • July 2019

    All internal roadways have been constructed, and by July 2019 the community centre was nearing completion as the first handovers began in the 315-townhouse ‘Claret’ cluster. Other handovers were due to follow throughout the year.

  • March 2020

  • March 2020

    Damac said that 29,700+ homes had been delivered whilst another 34,000 were 'in planning and progress'. The project was hoped to be completed by 2021, three years later than first forecast.

  • June 2021

    Most of the communities to the north of the development are complete and building work is still under way in many of the communities to the south. The apartment buildings are nearing completion.

Damac Hills 2 Buildings

We currently maintain records for seven building developments in Damac Hills 2.

Amora
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Fiora
construction Under development
Navitas Hotel
construction Under development
Amora Building A
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Amora Building B
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Amora Building C
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Amora Building D
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