By Sam Bridge
The first phase of Madar, which is spread over a 600,000 square foot area, will be unveiled on February 27
Developer Arada has announced the official opening date of Madar, a new family-focused entertainment complex that is located in the heart of Aljada, the 24 million square foot mega-community currently under construction in Sharjah.
The first phase of Madar, which is spread over a 600,000 square foot area, will be unveiled on February 27, the developer said in a statement.
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, Madar contains a cluster of zones and attractions all set in a landscaped area that includes more than 5,000 trees and parking for 800 cars. It is also the first part of Aljada to be completed.
Among the attractions on offer in the inaugural phase of Madar will be a food district featuring 18 different types of cuisine, a children’s play area, a skatepark, an amphitheatre, indoor and outdoor events spaces and the Aljada Discovery Centre.
Planned over three phases, Madar will be over 25 football fields in size when fully completed and is the focal point of Aljada. The Madar master plan is defined by lush green space and many water features, and is designed to be fully walkable, even in the summer months.
Aljada was unveiled by Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Ruler of Sharjah, in September 2017. Construction work on Aljada began in April 2018, and the first homes will be handed over later this year.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of Arada, said: “It has been our aim from the start to create communities that inspire and engage their residents and visitors. We are excited to see that vision come to life with the launch of Madar, a new home for entertainment and culture in Sharjah, a place that is already known the world over for its outstanding contribution to heritage and the arts.
“We look forward to welcoming members of the public to a destination that encourages creativity and adventure, where visitors of all ages can learn, relax and explore, all within a beautifully designed space.”
Aljada is situated on the last major plot of undeveloped land in the heart of the city, and comprises retail, leisure and entertainment options, in addition to residential and commercial offerings.