Abu Dhabi-based place-maker IMKAN has awarded Al Dhabi Contracting LLC a 236-million-dirham contract to build the first phase of the master-planned development of Al Jurf; its second home coastal destination set along the pristine coast of Sahel Al Emarat, the UAE’s Riviera.
Scheduled for completion in 2022, the first phase of Al Jurf, Al Jurf Gardens, will see Al Dhabi Contracting LLC build 146 residential and two show villas over a total area of 57,851m2. Recognised for its high-quality work and timely delivery, Al Dhabi Contracting LLC undertakes diversified turnkey construction projects that include industrial, commercial, institutional, high-rise residential and luxury villa complexes. The company has been active since 1983 and is considered a national leader in the UAE’s construction industry.
IMKAN’s CEO Walid El Hindi, said: “Our second home destination, Al Jurf, is a special project for us, as we have undertaken a guardianship role to preserve the incredible nature found at the site. The development will provide an unparalleled and authentic cultural and living experience, while paying homage to the UAE’s rich heritage. Our priority in choosing a construction partner for this project was to work with one that shares our ethos and beliefs. We are confident that Al Dhabi will play a vital role in the smooth delivery of Al Jurf to the best standard while – most importantly – protecting Al Jurf’s natural habitat and ecosystem.”
Al Dhabi’s General Manager Samy Edward said: “Al Dhabi is delighted to have been awarded the contract to build the first phase of IMKAN’s Al Jurf Gardens. As a company that has played a major role in the growth of the UAE with its numerous specialised developments, we will be drawing on our unrivalled expertise to bring to life this premium lifestyle concept. Al Dhabi will be using its experience in harmonising projects with their natural environments to ensure that residents of Al Jurf Gardens enjoy the very best facilities constructed to the highest international standards, all set in a pristine and untainted ecosystem.”
A meticulously designed 370-hectare coastal destination, Al Jurf is a living sanctuary where residents have the opportunity to be a part of preserving their environment. Nestled within a nature reserve, the destination serves as an escape from the fast-paced lifestyle of the city and is built against a backdrop of stunning coastal views and immaculate beaches bordered by lush green forest. In addition to being an area of great ecological significance, the destination is also an ideal vacation location, which will house the world-renowned wellness clinic and retreat – SHA Emirates. A Jurf will be home to SHA Wellness’s first Middle East clinic, with the destination exemplifying the importance of leading a healthy lifestyle and aiming to become a leading light for health and wellness in the region.
The premium destination has already begun construction of phase 1 of Al Jurf Gardens, which is scheduled for completion in 18 months. Alongside unique residential communities, phase 1 will also include a private beach and marina, as well as a community centre all situated amid abundant and verdant open spaces. The route to the private beach will be accessible through a network of sikkas and parks linked to every plot within the phase.