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Ajman's Al Zorah phase one to complete by 2016-end

Senior management strategised on future plans for the further growth of golf course within Al Zorah

Al Zorah, a flagship project of Solidere international in the UAE, will feature a unique gate at the entrance.
Al Zorah, a flagship project of Solidere international in the UAE, will feature a unique gate at the entrance.

The governing board of Al Zorah Development Company, a joint partnership between the Government of Ajman and Solidere International, announced that all current projects within phase one of Al Zorah, valued at over $462m (AED1.7bn), will be completed by end of 2016.

Al Zorah, a flagship project of Solidere international in the UAE, will feature a unique gate at the entrance, making it a stand-out project in the Northern Emirates.

Roads, infrastructure and landscape work is already complete at the development, complete with pedestrian trails, two million sqm of natural mangroves, 1.6 km beach front and 12 km of waterfront. The infrastructure works has been valued at $136m (AED500m).

Additionally, the first marina, one of four, which was completed two years ago with a total fit out value of $30m (AED110m), will open 47 berths for 80-feet yachts, by Q4 2016.

Marina 1, $13.6m (worth AED50m), will include a park encompassing over 17 retail and F&B outlets and a watersports centre which will host a variety of watersports within a sandy beach area, dedicated parking, lawn areas and play areas. 

Through the course of the meeting, the board also discussed signature projects under development, including the $149m (AED550m) five-star Oberoi resort, with 113 villas and suites.

The members of the board recognised the work being completed in Al Zorah’s Fairways district which features luxurious residences set around the Nicklaus Design 18-hole championship golf course which was built at $43.5m (AED160m), and was launched in December 2015.

Residents will be ready to move into the first set of the Golf Villas located on the course by the end of summer 2016. The total value of the Golf Villas under construction is $95.2m (AED350m).

The Federal Electricity & Water Authority (FEWA) has already begun supplying power to all the projects and as each project comes to life will be fully powered for operations.

In addition, senior management strategised on future plans for the further growth of golf course which has already attracted much attention in the global golfing community.

H.H. Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, chairman of the board of directors, Al Zorah Development Company, said: “Al Zorah is one of the most ambitious projects in the UAE and it is a matter of great pride to see it finally coming to life. We are confident that our project will have a strong impact on Ajman and its economy and we are keen to fulfil our long term goal of providing a high-quality destination to both residents and visitors looking for something unique.”

 

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