Arada Developments LLC

Arada awards two key contracts as construction gathers pace at forested Sharjah megaproject Masaar

2 March 2022

  • Al Marwan wins AED75 million contract for infrastructure development
  • Al Qalamoon wins AED43 million landscaping contract 
  • Both contractors have already mobilised and work on two areas of Masaar is scheduled to be completed in September

Arada has announced the award of two contracts together valued at AED118 million at Masaar, the AED8billion richly forested megaproject located in the Suyoh district of Sharjah.

Both contracts will develop the infrastructure and landscape for two areas of Masaar; the central precinct around the Masaar Experience Center, which will host a number of visitor attractions, and the buffer zone that runs around the edge of the community, featuring professional sports facilities set in a woodland area.

The AED75 million contract for infrastructure works at the central precinct and the buffer zone in Masaar was awarded to Al Marwan General Contracting Company, a Sharjah-based contractor that has worked with Arada on previous projects. The AED43 million contract for landscape works at the same areas in Masaar was won by Al Qalamoon Garden Designers, also based in Sharjah.

Work by both contractors on the central precinct of Masaar is scheduled to be completed at the end of April, in time for the opening of the Masaar Experience Center in June. When finished, the space will include a children’s adventure playground, a skate park, an outdoor amphitheatre and Zad, the popular food district already present in Arada’s sister community Aljada. In addition, the landscaped and forested precinct will also feature the hub for the 13-kilometre cycling network in Masaar, which contains rental, retail and repair facilities.

Work by the two contractors on the buffer zone, the border that runs around the outside of the community, is scheduled to be completed by the end of September. Containing thousands of trees, the buffer zone will feature a two professional looped cycling and jogging tracks, each 6.6 kilometres in length. 

Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, Group CEO of Arada, said: ““These two contracts will pave the way for opening Masaar to the public with world-class entertainment and sporting facilities, which comes as part of our commitment to delivering an exceptional experience that adds significant value to both existing and future homeowners. Masaar is fast becoming one of the most sought-after communities in the region and offers an unparalleled array of high-end facilities to match the nature-inspired tranquillity it provides to its residents.”

The awards are the latest in a series of contract wins at Masaar, which include the contracts to build the Masaar Experience Center and the show villa, as well as the infrastructure design contract, and the design and supervision services contract for the first residential phase of Masaar, Sendian District. The main construction contract for Sendian District will be awarded in March. 

With eight gated districts containing 4,000 villas and townhouses, Masaar’s signature feature is a ‘green spine’ containing 50,000 trees. Launched in January 2021, Masaar is conveniently located near Tilal City, the Sharjah Mosque and Nasma Residences, Arada’s debut project.

Masaar has easy access to Emirates Road and Mleiha Road, and is 15 minutes’ drive from Sharjah International Airport, and 20 minutes’ drive from Dubai International Airport. The location provides a convenient and traffic-free commute between Sharjah and Dubai or the Northern Emirates.

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