Arada announces new 4,000 unit residential community in New Sharjah

The entire Masaar master plan is expected to take seven years to complete

Sharjah-based developer Arada has announced a new 19m sqft project that features 4,000 villas and townhouses split across eight gated districts. Masaar is expected to have a sales value of $2.17bn and will take shape in the Al Juwaiza’a district of New Sharjah.

According to a statement, construction on Masaar will begin in the second quarter of 2021, with the first homes scheduled for handover in the first quarter of 2023. Masaar (meaning ‘path’ in Arabic) is said to have been carefully designed to enable its residents to transform their lives by encouraging healthy living in harmony with nature.

The project is to feature over 50,000 trees, and the statement notes that Masaar’s green spine will be activated by footpaths and a range of different sporting facilities, all hosted in a safe, serene and nature-filled environment. Families residing in Masaar will enjoy a peaceful yet world-class living experience, with acres of green space allowing for forest walks, picnics, running, cycling or meditation, Arada noted.

“Masaar offers a path to the ultimate lifestyle transformation, and a major addition to Sharjah’s residential landscape. It is a serene, exclusive and forested environment that offers all the comforts of a modern urban district, giving you the best of both worlds,” said Arada chairman Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi.

One of Masaar’s main attractions will be a five-kilometre looped and continuous two-lane cycling track that will be able to cater to leisure riders as well as professionals. Residents and visitors from outside the community will be able to ride through lush woodlands, with resting spots and healthy cafes located adjacent to the track, Al Qasimi stated.

Vice chairman Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal added, “Masaar has been designed to make its residents happier and healthier, while at the same time providing substantial benefits for the environment. The abundance of green space, and an active lifestyle will also help to reduce the stresses of urban life, especially at a time when the importance of safety and security has never been higher. We believe that by uniting people with nature, this community will set a new standard for living in the UAE.”

Each home at Masaar has been designed to bring the nature-filled surroundings inside the house, while ensuring the privacy of its residents, he noted.

“Characterised by straight lines that complement the organic landscape around the home, the architecture of each unit has been designed to provide a continuous flow between outdoors and indoors, using floor-to-ceiling glass. Smart features, including remote access, climate and lighting control will be a standard feature of every Masaar unit. Every home also has direct access to leafy parks and will also incorporate natural features such as trees into its design. The community will be built to the very highest construction standards, catering to smart and sustainable living,” he concluded.

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