In pictures: What will the UAE's $6.5bn Aljada district look like?
The following photo gallery contains renderings of Aljada, a $6.5bn, 2.2km2 megaproject that is being developed by Arada in Sharjah
UAE-based developer Arada has launched Aljada, a $6.5bn (AED24bn) megaproject that will be built in the heart of Sharjah. Spread across 2.2km2 of land, with a total population of 70,000, Aljada looks set to become the emirate’s largest ever development. The Central Hub, Aljada’s entertainment and leisure precinct, will include an urban piazza and a musical fountain display. The development will also feature an array of commercial and retail offerings, including a dedicated business park. Aljada’s first tranche of property will include three apartment blocks, 28 townhouses, and 56 semi-detached villas. Upon completion, Aljada will feature approximately 800 buildings, including villas, townhouses, lofts, and apartments. The development’s master plan was designed by Woods Bagot in close collaboration with Sharjah Urban Planning Council. Arada plans to award the main contract for Phase 1 of Aljada in January 2018, with works due to commence in the same quarter. Arada’s master plan will be developed in 10 phases, with the entire community scheduled to complete in 2025. For comprehensive coverage of Aljada’s official launch, and what it means for Sharjah, check out issue 667 of Construction Week.