Majid Al Futtaim planning new Dubai community

Detailed plans for mixed-use scheme to be announced in the first half of 2018
Al Zahia ... A joint venture between Majid Al Futtaim and the Government of Sharjah, Al Zahia is Sharjah’s first gated community and spans over 1,000,000 square metres.
By Sarah Townsend
Tue 12 Sep 2017 12:32 PM

UAE developer Majid Al Futtaim has announced plans to build a new mixed-use community in Dubai.

It said it was working with global and regional contractors to draw up a masterplan to be unveiled in the first half of 2018.

A spokesperson for Majid Al Futtaim told Arabian Business the size, value and exact location of the scheme could not yet be revealed.

However, the spokesperson said that a parcel of land had been acquired in a “strategically located, key residential growth corridor in the emirate”.

The development is expected to comprise premium homes across a string of new neighbourhoods, with greenery and public spaces.

The scheme is also expected to feature Majid Al Futtaim’s full range of retail, leisure and entertainment facilities to cater to residents’ needs and wishes.

The project is expected to be funded “in line with the company’s prudent financial management and consistent with its BBB credit rating levels”, the developer added.

Hawazen Esber, CEO of Majid Al Futtaim - Communities, said: “We are excited to announce plans for a flagship mixed-use community that is set to redefine the living experience in Dubai’s evolving and highly competitive real estate market.

"As is with all our projects, the latest community will feature best in class offerings from across the Majid Al Futtaim integrated portfolio and will deliver on the highest standards of planning, design and quality to create a unique destination.”

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