Thursday 23 May 2024

Imkan, SHA unveil first 'healthy living island' project in UAE

DUBAI, 29 days ago

Abu Dhabi-based Imkan has joined hands with SHA Wellness Clinic to launch its first 'healthy living island' project in UAE. 
A key development, SHA Emirates Island at AlJurf integrates a range of beachfront residences, award-winning SHA Wellness Clinic, a health resort, multiple pavilions dedicated to health and wellbeing. 
Located in AlJurf, the idyllic private island lies on the ‘Riviera’ of the emirates, and approximately halfway between Dubai and Abu Dhabi. It is being styled as a rare urban retreat that includes lush gardens, pristine beaches, and a breath-taking coastline. 
SHA Emirates Island offers an entirely new residential model for the region wholly centred on wellness, while ensuring that every resident enjoys the highest standard of well-being and tranquillity. 
The team of international and local architects and designers – NMDC, SAOTA, HBA, SIEC, and OTAK - were assembled to make this vision a reality. The project is due for completion in 2026.
Unveiling the project, Imkan said it is a place where the highest standard of well-being can be lived in tranquillity. The private island, accessible only to residents and guests, has been sensitively developed to balance a tranquil lifestyle with access to unrivalled community facilities and outdoor activities. 
Drawing inspiration from AlJurf's natural beauty, every residence is meticulously crafted not only to harmoniously integrate with its environment but also to leverage the natural surroundings.
Each residence is designed to afford the maximum possible space, with spacious bedrooms, en suite bathrooms, and inventive layouts inside and out offering the utmost seclusion, and spectacular waterfront views, it stated.
The low-density development will comprise a total of 86 villas (all with beach access) and 49 apartments and only two penthouses where residents can enjoy onsite amenities and dedicated pavilions, including:
●Unparallel Wellness Programs: Customised wellness and fitness programs
●Holistic Treatments: On-site spa for relaxation and rejuvenation within SHA
●Medical Treatments: On-site innovative medical treatments within SHA
●Community and Events: Engage in island-wide community events and gatherings
●Sports Pavilion: A state-of-the-art facility for fitness enthusiasts and athletes
●Marine Pavilion: Offering water sports and sea activities for adventure seekers
●Exclusive Club Access: Access to the pavilions and clubs for a holistic lifestyle
●Family Pavilion: Designed for family-centric activities and leisure
●Holistic Pavilion: Focusing on mental and spiritual well-being with yoga and meditation
●Wellness Kids Club: A vibrant and safe space to introduce the younger ones to a healthy lifestyle.
●Beach Club: The perfect destination to unwind by the sea
●Bike paths: Explore the island's natural beauty via dedicated bike paths
Announcing the sales launch of its residences, Imkan and SHA Wellness Clinic said the purchase will be available by application only.
A selection of apartments will be available from 1 to 4 bedrooms including 2 spectacular Penthouse apartments. Apartments also feature the same design philosophy and interior elements found in the villas.                             
The buyers at SHA Residences Emirates will be able to choose from Beachfront Villas, Shoreline Villas and Garden Villas, from 4 to 7 bedrooms, all designed to provide maximum comfort and space while embracing the island's natural surroundings, they added. 
Co-Founder and Vice President of SHA Wellness Clinic, Alejandro Bataller said: "As we celebrate 15 years, we are excited to bring the unique SHA Method to the Middle East, making it possible for more people to benefit from our philosophy of integrative health and well-being."
All these years, the sought-after SHA Wellness Clinic has transformed the lives of over 75,000 people around the world, including business leaders, heads of state, celebrities and professional athletes from its Spanish base and will now be accessible to the Middle East, he stated. 
"We travelled to dozens of locations in search of the perfect natural environment, warm weather and accessibility to create the world’s first fully integrated wellness island and found everything we could imagine and more at the seaside destination of AlJurf," he added.
Imkan CEO Suwaidan AlDhaheri said: "Our partnership with SHA Wellness Clinic has brought SHA Emirates to AlJurf with a shared vision to become a catalyst for health and wellness in the UAE. SHA´s philosophy is that the very best health for mind, body and soul is attained through marrying optimum nutrition and treatments with external elements of luxurious and relaxing surroundings."
Villa designs are characterised by their modern aesthetic, bright and open interiors and seamless access to private gardens and pools. 
Each Villa blends natural and sustainable elements such as locally sourced stone, sustainably harvested wood, eco-friendly paints, the incorporation of energy-efficient appliances, intelligent monitoring and control systems, and solar-powered heating and electricity. 
These choices not only contribute to the island's eco-conscious philosophy but also create a sense of peace and serenity within the Villas.
"This is precisely why this healthy living island will position AlJurf as the first destination in wellness tourism, mirroring our vision for AlJurf. It is without doubt SHA Emirates the ideal setting for our wellness-led project," he added.-TradeArabia News Service


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