Muraba says first project at Dubai's Palm on track

Project designed by RCR Architects and built by Khansaheb; penthouses priced at $6.6m (AED24.3m)

Artists' impression of a front room of one of the apartments at Muraba's Palm Jumeirah project
Artists' impression of a front room of one of the apartments at Muraba's Palm Jumeirah project

Developer Muraba has said that the first phase of its Muraba Residences Palm Jumeirah project has completed and that the project remains on schedule for completion by April 2016.

The company was founded by Ibrahim Al Ghurair, a former managing director of family-owned Al Ghurair Properties and director of Al Ghurair Properties. It is building 46 apartments and four penthouses at the plot, and he says that it is important for the company to make sure it delivers its first project on time.

"To that end, we have put in place key measures to ensure this happens in a systematic way and sought to avoid the pitfalls that cause other projects to be delayed,” he said.

“We have seen projects fail because they start before the design is complete. One of the core principles of Muraba is that we must complete design, including the creation cycle of a mock-up unit to validate the design, so that when we go into to construction, the build is not only what we promised; but that we also don’t hold the contractor back by changing our minds."

The units have been designed by architectural practice RCR Architects and is being built by contractor Khansaheb. It has been built to a low-density specification, with the buildings angled at an East-West direction to make the most of sunrises and settings.

“The building is aligned not only by its physical location with the rising and the setting of the sun, but also with a certain kind of mindset; one that would be appreciative of a more sophisticated architectural philosophy, as well as keen attention to detail," he said.

The starting price for apartments in the development is $1.33m (AED4.9m), while penthouses will cost $6.6m (AED24.3m).

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