37% of site works completed ahead of schedule
Excavation work for Lagoon Al Ghaf swimmable crystal lagoon completed
Area includes Show Village, and sites for 550 villas and ‘The Hive’ retail and leisure zone
Dubai, UAE, July 18, 2018: Majid Al Futtaim, the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, has completed major earthmoving work for the first phase of its new flagship Dubai community, Tilal Al Ghaf.
The grading works cover around 1.1 million square metres of the three million square metre site. These include excavation for Lagoon Al Ghaf, the community’s landmark swimmable crystal lagoon, and The Hive retail and leisure area that will form the heart of Tilal Al Ghaf, and site preparation for around 550 villas. In addition, earthworks included formation of temporary access roads to the site, comprising the Sales Centre and Show Village.
In total, earthworks have excavated around 1.6 million cubic metres of rock and soil from the site. Around one million cubic metres of that has been reused as fill, creating level ground so construction can begin.
Hawazen Esber, CEO of Communities at Majid Al Futtaim – Properties, said: “As a developer, Majid Al Futtaim has established a proven track record of creating landmark destinations with the highest quality standards. The completion of Tilal Ghaf’s first phase earthworks ahead of schedule is a key milestone towards welcoming our first visitors and, ultimately, our first residents onsite to experience our mixed-use lifestyle offering.”
The community Sales Centre, Show Village and parts of Lagoon Al Ghaf and The Hive are expected to be active onsite by Q4 2018.
Majid Al Futtaim launched Tilal Al Ghaf, its new flagship mixed-use community in Dubai, in April, representing a 14-billion-dirham investment over the next 10 years. Spanning three million square metres, the community will feature four neighbourhoods, each having own unique character, with the Serenity and Harmony areas the first two offered as part of the launch phase.
Serenity is a collection of 40 five- and six-bedroom upper luxury villas, offering unmatched waterfront views across Lagoon Al Ghaf as well as from the elevated ridge towards south-west Dubai. Harmony has a diversity of living options, from single storey bungalows to expansive three storey family villas, all with the principle of connecting indoor and outdoor spaces and linked by parkways and trails.
When complete, the phased project will include more than 6,500 freehold homes, ranging from apartments, townhouses and bungalows, through to substantial luxury villas. The first villas are scheduled to be delivered in 2020, while the scheme is set for completion in 2027.
The public can explore plans for Tilal Al Ghaf in more detail by visiting the Majid Al Futtaim Experience Centre at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates.