Sharjah: ARADA unveils community for young professionals in Aljada
Sharjah developer ARADA has announced the launch of East Village, a new creative residential community targeting the younger generation at its megaproject, Aljada.
East Village will be home to students, singles, and young couples, as well as those entering the jobs market for the first time. The East Village buildings will be characterised by bold, fresh, and colourful designs, each carefully tailored to foster a sense of community among tenants, homeowners, and visitors.
Residents at East Village will benefit from large green spaces that will play host to regular events, art installations, and pop-up retail outlets. Constructed using responsible building practices, each apartment block will have communal areas, with additional space set aside for local facilities, including small shops and cafes.
East Village is located close to both Aljada’s Business Park, a commercial hub featuring 500,000sqm of office space that will welcome both multinationals and SMEs inside a modern and welcoming environment, as well as University City, one of the Middle East’s largest education complexes.
Consisting of 15 buildings, each of which houses roughly 150 units, East Village features a range of studios and one-bedroom apartments with varying sizes and floorplans to suit the specific needs of end-users. Homes in the community will be handed over by the end of 2020.
Simultaneously, enabling work on Aljada is now underway, following a groundbreaking ceremony attended by HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, chairman of ARADA, and HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal AlSaud, vice chairman of ARADA. The first phase of Aljada is on schedule to be handed over to homeowners by the end of 2019.
HE Al Qasimi said: “It is our hope that East Village will be a haven for young people taking their first steps into adult life. They are our greatest asset, and we believe that this new community will provide the next generation with a space that will allow their creativity to flourish. At the same time, we are also pleased to announce that work on the Aljada masterplan has now begun on schedule. This is in line with ARADA’s promise to our buyers to deliver their homes on time and to an exceptional level of quality.”
HRH Prince Talal said: “Young people around the world, and increasingly across the GCC, are now playing an individual role in responsible living and environmentally conscious spending. We’re doing our part by working to position Aljada as a sustainability benchmark in the Middle East, with best-practice techniques and new technologies implemented right the way through the city. We’ll also be focusing on sustainability at East Village, a community dedicated to a generation that demands an exceptional quality of life that at the same time respects the environment.”
Earlier this month, ARADA signed a management agreement with Emaar Hospitality Group to bring three new hotels, Address Aljada Sharjah, Vida Aljada Sharjah, and Rove Aljada to the megaproject.
In March, ARADA announced that Zaha Hadid Architects had won a global competition to design the Central Hub, the focal point of Aljada, and a new leisure and entertainment destination for the UAE. The first phase of the Central Hub will be completed by the end of this year.