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Knooz Al Sharq City will combine architectural styles from Mamluk
and Umayyad Islamic eras.

New $1.9bn mixed-use community coming up in Dubai

DUBAI, January 9, 2018

UAE-based Loulouat Al Sharq for Investment and Real Estate Development has joined hands with Araa Group Advocates and Legal Consultants to launch its ambitious ‘Knooz Al Sharq City,’ a mixed-use community development in Dubai.

The Dh-7 billion ($1.9 billion) city will be constructed in the heart of Dubai over a sprawling 20 million sq ft area, thus giving a boost to the emirate’s economy.

Unveiling the details, the project developers said the master-planned ‘Knooz Al Sharq City’ will combine architectural styles from the Mamluk, Umayyad and prominent Islamic eras, while offering promising real estate investment with rewarding returns.

It will be a real addition to the emirate’s real estate and construction sector, introducing a new and advanced concept in urban development by creating an integrated urban community that provides all means of comfort and satisfaction, they stated.

The idea behind the ‘Knooz Al Sharq City was conceived by Mohammed Hesham Khair Al Zeen, partner and director of Louloulat Al Sharq company.  

With its unique design, the city, an architectural masterpiece, will be divided into three historical areas, including the Mamluk, Umayyad and other eras, each of which includes residential districts featuring oriental traditional houses, said the developers.

The Knooz Al Sharq project is the largest of its kind in the field of mixed-use property and tourism development, they added.

Araa Group chairman Abdullah Yousuf Al Nasser said: "Through this giant project we aim to develop a comprehensive and unconventional urban community, in terms of unique components, such as the housing units, and leisure, administrative, educational, medical and commercial services, making it an exceptional model in the real estate market."

"The community development focuses on creating a multi- purpose scheme featuring housing units, commercial offices, service facilities and attractions. Capitalising on its size and scope, the large-scale project is expected to give a strong boost to the emirate’s economy," he noted.

Al Nasser said: "I have sought to utilise my experience in artworks, handicrafts and interior and external designs in implementing a housing and commercial project that represents the UAE’s imprint. When completed, the city will become a world-class cultural, artistic and tourist monument that is expected to draw a large number of tourists and visitors, especially foreigners."

Surrounded by a giant wall, the city will have seven giant gates constituting its main entrances. Four gates are named after the late Sheikh Zayed, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. The other gates are named after prominent Islamic cultures, such as the Mamluk and Umayyad Gates.

The brain behind the project, Al Zeen said the project will strengthen the tourism and travel sector in the country as it is projected to ensure sustained financial sources that will eventually contribute to the UAE’s GDP.

"The Knooz Al Sharq city will comprise traditional houses inspired by Islamic civilisation and rich Arab heritage, retail shops, museums showcasing Mamluk, Umayyad and other Islamic artefacts, as well as restaurants, traditional bathrooms, recreational facilities and venues for social events and performances," he stated.

"It will also be home to a market for crafts and gifts, sports clubs, social and cultural forums, scenic parks, and a special area designated for public auctions where antiques, art masterpieces, artefacts and paintings will be auctioned," remarked Al Zeen.

The project will also include traditional hotels called caravansaries, three mosques, one is named after ‘The Mother of the Nation’, the other named after the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and the third one called the Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan mosque.

Other facilities will include a tribute museum to commemorate the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and another museum dedicated to paying tribute to the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, he added.-TradeArabia News Service




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