Emirates City takes shape in Ajman

Emirates City, a lavish town-sized development in the emirate of Ajman, was last week unveiled by developers R Holdings. The US$4 billion project is part of a range of developments currently underway, as part of a drive to expand and augment the economic progress of Ajman, the UAE’s smallest state.

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By  Andrew White Published  June 25, 2006

Emirates City, a lavish town-sized development in the emirate of Ajman, was last week unveiled by developers R Holdings. The US$4 billion project is part of a range of developments currently underway, as part of a drive to expand and augment the economic progress of Ajman, the UAE’s smallest state. Located a 20 minute drive away from Dubai International Airport, the modern development sits directly on the Emirates Road, which is strategically linked to the other emirates of Ras Al Khaimah, Umm Al Quwain, Sharjah, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. The project consists of around 72 residential and commercial properties and will encompass picturesque lakes and green parks, a shopping district, mosques, five star hotels, and educational and medical facilities. Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, chairman of the Ajman Municipality and Planning Department, while speaking of the benefits that the new development would bring, credited the support and guidance Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ajman, His Highness Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, had provided in the overall development of the emirate. “Ajman continues to grow economically and socially as a result of Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi’s continued support for our emirate’s economic activities, in addition to the social and scholastic development that is allowing us to grow,” he said. “Emirates City is one of several significant developments that are part of the ongoing maturity of the property sector in the UAE, which is enabling us to provide a world class standard of living that is unbeatable anywhere.” He added: “We envisage that this development, like all the major projects currently under development across the entire UAE, will continue to draw a large amount of international investors from across the world to this country, and Ajman in particular.” Dr. Ahmed Al Samerai, board member of R Holdings, Emirates City’s developer and supervisor, spoke of the benefits the project would generate. “What we are creating here is a development that is unique in the field of property investment,” he claimed. “The social and economic benefit that this city will produce for Ajman and its neighbouring emirates is immeasurable; Emirates City is literally a city-wide development that all people from a variety of classes and walks of life can benefit from. “Here people will be able to take advantage of a standard of living in a residential environment, which provides a first class lifestyle that includes health care and learning facilities of the highest international standards,” he continued. The development will include 72 residential and commercial towers that will be constructed according to a phased programme. The towers range between 20 and 50 floors, and will all offer extensive park and lake views. The project will be freehold and available to expatriates as well as UAE nationals. “In the City, there will be more than twenty-five towers breaking ground in the first phase, and the downtown area coming at a later phase will contain a shopping mall featuring all-branded retail outlets,” said Dr. Al Samerai. He added that the city’s five-star hotel would be “more than a place to stay”, and would offer first-class facilities. “Here, people will be able to live in a place that provides good security and welfare, which comes at an affordable price with no compromise in quality. For this project we have worked with the biggest and the best developers,” he added. “People are looking for affordable prices away from the traffic and the noise, while having easy access to their work. All those elements and more will be available in the Emirates City,” added Dr. Al Samerai.

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