UAE: $653m Tilal City's master plan revealed
The Sharjah master project is being developed with increased emphasis on mosques, a senior official from Tilal Properties confirmed
Tilal Properties has unveiled the master plan of its $653.4m (AED2.4bn) Tilal City project.
The development includes a plot of land for six community mosques.
A Jami’ (Friday mosque) will be built at the heart of the development in Zone A.
The six mosques together will have a total capacity of 4,100 worshippers to accommodate residents from within the development as well as neighbouring areas.
The two Jami at Tilal City together accommodate over 1,700 worshippers.
Comprising 1855 land plots, Tilal City offers the opportunity to UAE residents, as well as GCC nationals, to buy or lease land and develop properties in the emirate.
The mosques will be built in consultation with the Sharjah Department of Islamic Affairs and – the Sharjah Awqaf General Trust, the pioneering institution promoting, operating and investing waqf funds.
Remarking on the scope for mosque construction in the project, Haysam Jazairi, business development executive director at Tilal Properties, said: “Tilal City has been designed and planned for the development of sustainable communities, and it therefore includes adequate prayer facilities for the community.
"The mosques will also include dedicated praying areas for women.
"In addition to mosques, we have been keen to ensure the provision of comprehensive community facilities and infrastructure.
"We are confident that the overall strategic master plan will ensure a huge demand – both rental and sale – delivering high returns to land investors in Tilal City.”
The development will feature 11 educational facilities, including schools and early development centres.