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Azizi plans $125m serviced residences project in Dubai

DUBAI, April 18, 2016

UAE-based Azizi Developments will mark its entry into Dubai’s booming hospitality sector with the launch of its first serviced residences project, Candace, at Al Furjan next year.

The Dh460-million ($125.2 million) project will witness the launch of two towers by the name of Candace Aster and Candace Acacia at Dubai’s upcoming Al Furjan community, where Azizi Developments is the biggest private developer with many projects at different stages of construction.

To be run and managed by Candace Hotel and Resorts, the high-end serviced residences will be delivered by third quarter of 2017. Construction work has already begun.

Future projects worth Dh1.8 billion ($490 million) are planned for Dubai Healthcare City, Palm Island and Al Furjan. The group plans to launch over 2,000 units of serviced residences by December 2016.

Commenting on the launch, Farhad Azizi, CEO and vice chairman, Azizi Developments, said: “The Dh460-million worth Candace project marks Azizi Developments entry into the Dubai hospitality market. We feel that this is the best of time to invest in long- and short-term service residential projects for a number of reasons. To begin with, the Dubai government has great plans to double the number of tourists from 10 million to 20 million over a period of close to 10 years. This alone opens up a host of investment opportunities, particularly in the hospitality sector where, coupled with the positive expectations from Expo 2020, property buyers can look forward to exceptional returns. At Candace, for example, we are forecasting 10 to 12 per cent return on investment, without factoring property appreciation.”

“Unlike other serviced apartment operators who restrict investors in a pool system, Candace Aster and Acacia allow both users and investors to rent out their property or avail of the services of a management company – Candace in this case – to manage it out for them. Obviously, they have the option of living there as well. We also feel that serviced apartments are fast gathering popularity in Dubai since they provide all the services of a standard hotel service, but at a much lesser cost and with a homely feel. The fact that we’ve already sold 80 per cent of the first building should speak of the demand for such accommodations,” added Azizi.

“We are offering decent sized units with all the amenities of a four-star hotel, fully equipped and furnished apartments at a very reasonable price. The studios at Candace start at just Dh433,000 ($117,884) and I think it makes a great deal for investment,” Azizi further explained.

Candace Aster features 227 luxurious apartments with 160 studio apartments, 58 one-bedroom and nine two-bedrooms whereas Candace Acacia features a total of 316 units with 236 studio apartments and 80 one-bedrooms. Both the towers have 11 stores and sizes range between 440 sq ft  tand 1,380 sq ft for the apartments. While price for a studio starts at Dh433,000 ($117,884), one-bedroom apartments range between Dh800,000 ($217,800) and Dh1 million ($272,250) and the two-bedroom apartments are available for approximately Dh1.2 million ($326,700).

The facilities include landscaped gardens, gymnasium, swimming pool, kids’ pool, spa, restaurants, café and prayer rooms, room service, laundry and valet parking. All the apartments will be fully furnished and equipped with a modern and fresh look at the time of delivery.

Positioned metres away from the metro line, the location provides  easy access to business zones, such as Jebel Ali, Dubai Investment Park, Al Maktoum Airport, Expo 2020 site, Industrial City and even JLT. From the tourism perspective, the project is at a convenient distance from Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai Marina, Palm Island and Dubai Parks & Resorts, among other tourist hotspots. - TradeArabia News Service

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