Dubai-based developer Nakheel said on Sunday that it sold 262 homes, with a combined value of AED460m ($125.2m) in the first day of sales at the newly-launched Warsan Village.
The company said investors queued at the Nakheel Sales Centre throughout the weekend ahead of Sunday's launch of the new, gated community, located on a 47.5 hectare site on the south-west side of International City.
A Nakheel spokesman said: "As expected, we've seen a healthy initial response - from people from the UAE, GCC, India and China - to our townhouses, which are set to bring a completely new style of living to this already hugely-popular community.
"Many people who bought today are investing in Dubai for the first time, others are first-time customers of Nakheel and most are end-users.
"We anticipate more interest in this project in the coming days and next week at Cityscape Global."
Warsan Village will include a gated community of 942 townhouses, as well as a recreation centre, mosque and 250 apartments set above a retail plaza with 365 outlets.
Construction of Warsan Village is expected to begin in Q1 2014 and to be completed in 20 months.
The three-bedroom townhomes, starting from AED1.7m with a three-year payment plan, each span 2,013 sq ft and come with a maid's room, three bathrooms, powder room, two balconies, private garden and parking for two cars.
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