Uptown Al Zahia: a new neighbourhood set to elevate the urban scene in Sharjah

20-May-2018 | By: Ghyna Kurdy- ZAWYA

Uptown Al Zahia is Al Zahia’s new urban neighbourhood, featuring residential apartments, retail and entertainment outlets directly linked to City Centre Al Zahia via pedestrian bridge

  • The vibrant neighbourhood is designed around a landscaped High Street and pedestrian retail plaza just off University City road, accessible to both residents and visitors
  • The first release witnessed high demand, with a variety of apartments starting from AED 3,500 monthly
  • Upon completion in 2022, the neighbourhood will be home to more than 700 families

Sharjah: Sharjah Holding PJSC, a strategic partnership between Majid Al Futtaim – Properties and Sharjah Asset Management, launched Uptown Al Zahia, the newest neighbourhood in Al Zahia, Sharjah’s premier lifestyle destination. The neighbourhood offers homes ranging from studios to three-bedroom apartments, featuring swimming pools, fitness facilities and underground parking, all designed within walking distance to cafes, restaurants, leisure and entertainment outlets with direct pedestrian access to City Centre Al Zahia.

Upon completion in 2022, Uptown Al Zahia will be home to more than 700 families, with a master plan that focuses on exclusivity, walkability and convenience. Uptown Al Zahia is also strategically located on University City Road, just minutes from University City, Sharjah International Airport and the SAIF Zone.

Uptown Al Zahia will feature two clusters “Woroud” and “Zohour”. The first release features ‘Woroud 1’, one of five residential buildings within the cluster, offering a wide choice of studios and one-bedroom apartments. The ‘Woroud 1’ release saw high demand from customers and homeowners, indicating continued appetite for home ownership in Sharjah’s premier lifestyle destination.

Commenting on the launch, Shadi Al Azzeh, Project Head, Al Zahia, at Majid Al Futtaim – Communities, said: “Set to elevate community living standards in the emirate, Uptown Al Zahia offers a unique place to live, work, and play. Today marks an important milestone in our journey as we celebrate the launch of our newest neighbourhood and we look forward to welcoming more families into our exclusive community that inspires people to celebrate life to its fullest, every day’.

Featuring meticulously designed buildings that maximise privacy and exclusivity while seamlessly connecting to the public realm, each home in Uptown Al Zahia offers modern, light-filled plans with custom finishes and contemporary conveniences. In keeping with Al Zahia’s vision, Uptown adheres to the same levels of sustainability that have awarded the development the BREEAM Communities Interim Assessment Certificate, an international accreditation that is bestowed following a robust evaluation of all the elements, from procurement and design to handover.

Walid Al Hashimi, Chief Executive Officer, Sharjah Holding said: “Uptown Al Zahia builds upon the Emirate’s rich cultural and environmental heritage. We are excited to bring to market yet another innovative destination set within a progressive, sustainable, green community.”

Upon completion in 2023, Al Zahia will be home to more than 12,000 residents in 2,270 villas, townhouses and apartments. Structured in the form of eight individually designed neighbourhoods, Al Zahia fea-tures six unique themed community parks, created to leverage human activity in all neighbourhoods. Al Zahia redefines the living experience by offering a fully integrated destination and enabling residents to share great moments together.

About Sharjah Holding JSC 

Sharjah Holding, a strategic partnership between Majid Al Futtaim Properties and Sharjah Asset Management, is a community focused real estate developer. Sharjah Holding’s current focus is on the development and management of retail and mixed use projects in the Emirate of Sharjah. These include Matajer, a neighbourhood shopping centre concept, and Al Zahia, a major integrated mixed-use community.

About Majid Al Futtaim

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia.

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 15 international markets, employing more than 40,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 23 shopping malls, 12 hotels and three mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the Emirates, Mall of Egypt, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and four community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in 38 markets across Middle East, Africa and Asia, and operates a portfolio of more than 230 outlets in 15 countries.

Majid Al Futtaim operates 322 VOX Cinema screens and 34 Magic Planet family entertainment centres across the region, in addition to iconic leisure and entertainment facilities such as Ski Dubai, Orbi Dubai and Ski Egypt, among others.The Company is parent to the consumer finance company ‘Najm’, a fashion retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel and Maisons du Monde. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management. The Company also owns the rights to The LEGO Store and American Girl in the Middle East and operates in the food and beverage industry through a partnership with Gourmet Gulf.

Credit to: Zawya

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