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
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UAE-based developer Arada has launched Aljada, a $6.5bn (AED24bn) megaproject that will be built in the heart of Sharjah.
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Spread across 2.2km2 of land, with a total population of 70,000, Aljada looks set to become the emirate’s largest ever development.
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The Central Hub, Aljada’s entertainment and leisure precinct, will include an urban piazza and a musical fountain display.
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The development will also feature an array of commercial and retail offerings, including a dedicated business park.
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Aljada’s first tranche of property will include three apartment blocks, 28 townhouses, and 56 semi-detached villas.
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Upon completion, Aljada will feature approximately 800 buildings, including villas, townhouses, lofts, and apartments.
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The development’s master plan was designed by Woods Bagot in close collaboration with Sharjah Urban Planning Council.
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Arada plans to award the main contract for Phase 1 of Aljada in January 2018, with works due to commence in the same quarter.
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Arada’s master plan will be developed in 10 phases, with the entire community scheduled to complete in 2025.
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For comprehensive coverage of Aljada’s official launch, and what it means for Sharjah, check out issue 667 of Construction Week.
Wed 13 Sep 2017 10:39 AM GST