International City is described as follows in Wikipedia.
Dubai International city is a country themed architecture of residences, business, and tourists attractions.Spreading over an area of 800 hectares (8 million square meters), the arrangement of the city is inspired by the traditional carpets of Middle east.Once completed, the project will contain studio apartments and accommodate over 60 thousand residents.
However the financial crisis has had a quite negative impact on developments in Dubai. The developer probably is facing a shortage of cash to fix the sewage problem properly. Meanwhile I imagine that property values will not be enhanced by the smell and sewage! This is from the national (UAE)
International City awash in sewage
DUBAI // A massive pool of raw sewage has for several days flooded car parks and streets in International City, emitting fumes that have raised health concerns among residents.
They have complained that such flooding is a frequent problem. It is, they say, the result of an inadequate drainage system and lax oversight by the community's developer, Nakheel, which said yesterday that a damaged pipe was being repaired.
The development has been plagued by problems since property prices collapsed last year.
"A situation related to the sewage system at International City has now been resolved," a Nakheel official, who declined to be named, said in an e-mail. "The damaged pipeline is now repaired and the sewage pumping station resumed pumping to the sewage treatment plant."
.... residents such asThomas, an engineer from India who expressed concern about the persistent sewage problems and their related health effects.