Natural SettingExplore the biodiveristy
Occupying some 5.4 million square meters of lush coastal land, the lagoons and mangrove forests of Al Zorah are home to an astonishing variety of native marine and plant life, and also shelter flocks of resident and migratory birds. Carefully developed to protect its rich natural heritage, Al Zorah is designed to permit residents to enjoy its bounty, and pathways through the mangroves allow residents and their guests to explore the beauties of the site.
One of the attractions of Al Zorah is the tidal lagoon, or khor, an inland creek that extends over 2 square kilometers of biologically and ecologically rich wetland. Home to the fish nursery of the coast, the creek and mangrove are designated as conservation areas, and Al Zorah commits to preserving their ecosystems and promoting their magnificence. The species of mangrove found in Al Zorah is Avicennia marina, commonly known as the gray or white mangrove. The trees grow to a height of 3-10 meters and have bark that can appear gray or white. A large variety of rare or migratory bird species can be found in the various parts of Al Zorah lagoon and mangroves. Close to 58 different species of birds inhabit this ecosystem.
Fundamental public spaces and pathways
Al Zorah is designed with the resident’s and visitor’s experience in mind. The arrival sequence is carefully orchestrated through the infrastructure network layout and the transition between the districts. All the districts are inter-accessible on foot along a route where vehicular traffic is limited, which creates a community feeling. Fundamental to Al Zorah is the formation of public spaces connecting the urban fabric to the water’s edge. This includes everything from large parks and plazas to pedestrian routes, promenades, and sidewalks creating areas of interaction and activity with premium views and catering to a range of recreational needs within close proximity to residences. Pedestrian movement will be further enhanced by jogging, bicycle, and golf cart trails, encouraging a healthy outdoor lifestyle.
April 25, 2017: Al Zorah announces the official opening of Marina 1 at Arabian Travel Market, 2017
October 6, 2016: Al Zorah inks agreement with The LifeCo to introduce the first wellness retreat in the GCC
September 4, 2016 - Al Zorah to showcase major development updates at Cityscape Global 2016
June 14, 2016 - Members of Emirates Youth Council hold ‘Youth Circles’ workshop in Al Zorah to drive entrepreneurship in the UAE
April 27, 2016 - High-profile Japanese delegation explores investment opportunities in Al Zorah
March 4, 2016 - Al Zorah in the spotlight at Ajman International Environment Conference 2016
December 9, 2015 - Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi inaugurates Nicklaus-Design Al Zorah Golf Club