Arada, a UAE property development company, has awarded the first contract for the next phase of its popular family entertainment district Madar, located at the Aljada megaproject in Sharjah.
Opened in February 2020, Madar at Aljada has already welcomed two million visitors to its mixture of attractions and food offerings that are set within a green landscape. The second phase will contain a fully equipped health and fitness club, a trampoline park, an extension to the existing skatepark, more parking and a further 460,000 square feet of parkland. The extension to the green landscaping means that residents living in the first phase of Aljada will enjoy direct access to Madar by the end of this year.
Measuring more than 110,000 square feet, the health and fitness club will be one of the largest in Sharjah, with separate sections catering to men and women and world-class facilities in line with Arada’s mission to provide active, healthy lifestyles to residents and visitors of its communities.
Dubai-based landscape architect Proscape won the first construction contract for this phase. It will carry out landscaping and other works over four months, while the second phase will be completed by September 2022.
Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, the complex is the largest of its kind in the Northern Emirates, at 1.9 million square feet. Existing attractions include the Aljada Discovery Centre, the Zad food village and drive-thru, a children’s adventure playground, a skatepark, a free-to-enter drive-in cinema, an indoor events space, a waterplay area and an outdoor amphitheatre.
Madar at Aljada is the centerpiece of Sharjah’s largest ever megaproject, valued at AED24 billion. Spread over 24 million square feet, Aljada is located on the last large plot of land in the heart of New Sharjah. It contains numerous residential districts and extensive retail, hospitality, entertainment, sporting, educational and healthcare components, all within a green urban master plan.