The article deals with the features of locating multi-functional residential complexes of various types in the urban conditions of the UAE. With the existing social differentiation in modern society, there is a need for design development and implementation of multi-functional residential complexes. All modern multi-functional residential complexes with services in the UAE are designed exclusively for people with high income. At the same time, practically, there are no multi-functional residential complexes with services for people with a small or medium income level. Constantly changing socio-economic factors of human life push to search for new promising ways to improve multi-functional housing and associated services.The author describes the optimal characteristics of different types of multi-functional residential complexes for different social groups of the population and the location of the multi-functional residential complexes depending on the distribution of these social groups in the cities of the UAE. Multi-functional residential complexes for people with high and medium incomes are considered. Through analyzing a limited sample of residential structures from various Emirates of the UAE, a regularity has been observed, indicating an optimal residential area per person in the UAE. In addition, optimal functional components for each type of such residential complexes are proposed. The criteria for locating them on different territories of cities are considered.

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Ahmed Inshasi, Postgraduate student at Architecture and Urban Development Department, Academy of Engineering, Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia. Research interests: Architecture of Arabic countries.

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