International City is a district, situated along Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, next to Dubai Silicon Oasis and Al Aweer Road. It was built with an intention to create a unique city inside the city of Dubai. There are numerous amenities such as the retail opportunities, tourist attractions, business activities all situated in a very inspirational and exotic environment. Diversity comes not just in a number of facilities; International City is also a true home to different nationalities and cultures, evident by its name. The design of the whole development is based on cumulative complexes and traditional Middle East patterns. International City is composed of 485 buildings grouped in various clusters named Persia, Greece, Spain, Morocco, England, France, Italy, Russia, China and Emirates. There are numerous studio apartments, as well as one and two bedroom residential units available for rent or sale. There are several notable districts such as the: Residential District, Central District, Dragon-Mart Complex, Lake District, Forbidden City and Dubai Gates, each bringing its own benefits and amenities. Dragon Mart, a huge dragon-shaped structure along with its extension Dragon Mart 2, offers numerous shops engaged in the wholesale and retail trade of a variety of Chinese products. With over 60,000 residents, mainly blue-collar workers, the area can be considered as overcrowded and as such, the rent amounts are very affordable and have significantly fallen.