Al Zorah phase one to complete by end of 2015
Project includes 18-hole golf course designed by Nicklaus Design
Phase one of the Al Zorah development on the coastline of Ajman will be complete by the end of 2015.
The flagship project of Al Zorah Development Company is spread over 5.4mn m2, with the first phase including two beachfront hotels and resorts, a signature golf course designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus’ company, Nicklaus Design, clubhouse and one of four marinas planned for the entire development.
And 42 villas were also launched at Cityscape Global in Dubai this week.
Imad Dana, chief executive officer of Al Zorah Development Company, told CW: “Phase one will be complete by the end of 2015. It will include two resorts on the beach. One will be operated by the Oberoi and the second will be operated by Lux. Both will be like 300 keys between rooms and suites and villas.”
Al Zorah is crafted and planned by Solidere International and principally established in Dubai International Financial Centre by Solidere, the Lebanese public company that is responsible for the urban regeneration of downtown Beirut.
Al Zorah Development Company was granted freezone and freehold status by the Government of Ajman, which led to the creation of the Al Zorah Freezone Authority.
Dana said: “As a free zone development, it brings unparalleled value to residents and investors. It provides 100% ownership of business, land, villas and apartments and a hassle-free approach to setting up business to achieve the long-term growth objectives of our valued clientele.”
Residents and visitors will enjoy pedestrian friendly environments, small parks, waterfront and mangroves board walks, as well as dedicated landscaped routes for jogging, cycling and buggies. Nearly two-thirds of the masterplan focuses on creating open public spaces that differentiates Al Zorah from urban master-planned projects.
The development is nestled by over 1mn m2 of natural mangroves, home to more than 58 bird species, has 12 km of waterfront and 1.6km of sandy beaches.
Al Zorah has five key districts - The Gateway, Beachfront, Peninsula, Creekside and Golfcourse.
Switzerland-based Troon Golf, the world's leading high-end golf development company, will operate and manage the golf course project, while landscaping contractor Proscape is in charge of construction.
Dana added: “Nine holes will be finished in November and will be planted and nine holes will be in June.”
In addition, two lakes have also been filled.