Askaan is excited to reveal development of the month, the most ambitious project in Muwaileh, Sharjah: Al Zahia.
Strategically located in New Sharjah, Al Zahia is a large-scale development that promises a harmonious blend of living, leisure, and retail. With open, verdant landscapes and a plethora of amenities and necessities on hand for residents, Al Zahia is Sharjah’s first gated community. The entire development is spread across 1 million sqm and is spearheaded by leading developer Majid Al Futtaim and the Government of Sharjah. The development is expected to be complete by 2022.
The community is occupied by a range of villas, townhouses, and apartments with several floorplans. Al Zahia also holds the honour of the being the first development in the UAE and the Middle East to be BREEAM Certified – the chief assessment method for sustainability in master planning projects. The BREEAM Communities Interim Certification awarded to the development reflects Majid Al Futtaim’s commitment to sustainability as part of its core values. Already home to 250 families, it’s no wonder that Al Zahia has fast become one of the best off-plan properties in Sharjah.
Al Zahia is ideally located in Muwaileh near University City, where residents will enjoy the luxury of accessibility. Situated just off Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Al Zahia’s residents will benefit from the proximity to important landmarks including Sharjah International Airport, SAIF Zone along with key road links to Dubai and the other Northern Emirates.
LOCATION OF AL ZAHIA
The development is located on University City Road, which is poised to become a prime location after its ongoing upgrade. It will be transformed into a modern and sustainable destination that will reflect Sharjah’s innovative future.
Below are the travel times from Al Zahia to key landmarks in the UAE.
Sharjah Airport – 12 minutes
Dubai Airport – 20 minutes
Burj Khalifa / Downtown Dubai – 30 minutes
Mall of the Emirates – 30 minutes
Dubai Marina – 35 minutes
The community’s significant accessibility makes it one of the most lucrative off-plan properties in Sharjah.
Al Zahia is divided into different neighbourhoods, each with a distinctive theme that is reflected in the houses and amenities. A themed park will be the focal point of every neighbourhood, providing families with lush landscapes to enjoy. These charming neighbourhoods comprise of villas, townhouses, and apartments in a variety of layouts for residential and commercial use. The development’s neighbourhoods promise to take community living to an elegant and sophisticated level.
COMMUNITIES AT AL ZAHIA
• Al Jouri – Handed over and occupied
• Al Nargis – In the final construction phase and handover expected in 2018 (90% sold)
• Al Lilac – Launched in 2017
• Al Yasmeen – Future Neighbourhood
• Al Orchid – Future Neighbourhood
• Al Camelia – Future Neighbourhood
• Garden Apartments – In the final construction phase and handover expected in 2018
• Uptown Zahia
• Commercial Villas – Fully constructed and ready for fit out
TYPES OF HOMES AT AL ZAHIA
Want the joy of community living and the comfort of spacious interiors? Al Zahia’s upscale townhouses just might do the trick. There’s a choice of standard and premium bedroom-variations, of which both exude the same elegant and luxurious look. The spacious three and four-bedroom townhouses are designed with growing families in mind. Families will love the airy open-plan living spaces that connect to a tranquil garden, a partially enclosed kitchen, a maid’s room, and powder room. The townhouses for sale at Al Zahia will also consist of a two-car pergola carport.
The villas in Al Zahia takes family living to a new level of luxury. With three, four, five and six-bedroom villas available, these stylish villas can accommodate the needs of every family. For those who seek high-end living at its finest, the sprawling Acacia Villas will impress even the most discerning. The tasteful finishing, spacious interiors and exteriors, and verdant landscaping makes these villas for sale in Sharjah appealing to not only to investors but also home buyers looking for their dream home.
Al Zahia’s apartments are a breath of fresh air with their contemporary design that’s reflected in the interiors and finishing. These apartments make good use of natural light, with an invigorating vibe throughout. Those keen on buying apartments in Sharjah will be spoilt for choice at Al Zahia with studios, one and two and three-bedroom units available in several layouts.
COMMERCIAL VILLAS AT AL ZAHIA
The key location of the Commercial Villas along the northern entrance of the community makes them ideal for various purposes including beauty salons, nurseries, and F&B outlets. Fully constructed, the Commercial Villas are also now ready for fit-out.
THEMED PARKS AT AL ZAHIA
Al Zahia is the Arabic word for blooming or vibrant – and it’s the perfect way to describe the themed parks in each neighbourhood. Every neighbourhood will have a themed park in walking distance. The colourful and spacious parks will be the ideal place for children to play, couples to stroll and communities to bond.
Tree Park: A beautiful green space with a range of outdoor courts, a splash pad for the young ones and plenty of entertainment for both kids and adults.
Water Park: Families can have a water-filled adventure in the splash pad or relax at the amphitheatre.
Sensory Park: Even adults will be awed by the interactive sculptures and sensory gardens in this park.
Games Park: There will be plenty to keep the kids occupied here with rock-climbing and tunnel trekking activities.
Adventure Park: The thrilling activities in this park will make every evening an exciting adventure.
Art and Sculpture Park: Stunning mural walls and sculptures will add to the unique aesthetic of this park and will inspire your creativity.
Al Zahia promises a range of amenities at each of the residents’ doorsteps. Residents will experience community living at its finest with dedicated areas for recreation, leisure, worship, events and more. In addition to themed parks and outdoor courts, the neighbourhoods will benefit from the mosques, nurseries, and clubhouse spread across the community. The community’s planned, shaded paths for cycling and walking also reflects its commitment to sustainable living. Regular events including open markets and movie nights keep the community spirit strong at Al Zahia.
Uptown Al Zahia aims to be an urban lifestyle destination by offering retail outlets that will serve the needs of the development’s residents. These will include banks, clinics, nurseries, music and arts centre. Foodies will also delight in the multiple F&B outlets available at this bustling heart of the community.
The crowning jewel in this development will be City Centre Al Zahia that expects to serve 1.9m people upon its opening in 2020. Striving to be the choice destination for visitors and residents of the Northern Emirates, this lifestyle destination will give visitors access to over 360 retail brands. In addition, a 12,700 sqm Carrefour Hypermarket, 16-screen Vox Cinemas, and Magic Planet will cater to retail, leisure and entertainment needs for Al Zahia residents, making this development one of the prime off-plan properties for sale in Sharjah. Even better, the mall will have a striking, contemporary design that embodies the Majid Al Futtaim’s sustainable practices.
PAYMENT PLANS FOR AL ZAHIAAll Arab and GCC Nationals can purchase the property in Al Zahia on a freehold basis.
Al Zahia properties are available to non-Arab expatriates on a 100-year renewable leasehold option.
ABOUT THE DEVELOPERSAl Zahia is being developed by Sharjah Holdings, a partnership between Majid Al Futtaim and Sharjah Asset Management. Majid Al Futtaim has long been a trailblazer in the entertainment, retail and communities’ sectors. Majid Al Futtaim operates a massive portfolio of shopping malls, hotels, and mixed-use communities across the MENA region. Their dedication to creating ‘great moments for everyone, every day’ is seen in the remarkable blend of leisure, retail, and residences in the Al Zahia community.
Sharjah Asset Management is the investment arm of the Government of Sharjah and focuses its efforts on a community-based real estate. Their projects thus far include Al Matajer, a retail centre concept, and Al Zahia, Sharjah.
To register your interest in Al Zahia Sharjah, head over to Askaan.
PROJECT AT A GLANCE
Expected completion date: 2022
Total area: 1 million sqm
Number of units: 2,270
Master Developer: Sharjah Holdings (Joint venture between Majid Al Futtaim and Government of Sharjah)
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