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What is Al Zorah?

Al Zorah is the Al Zorah Development Company’s flagship project. It is a 5.4 million sqm premier mixed-use and hospitality development that includes luxurious residences and is defined by Al Zorah’s natural ecosystem and wildlife. Developed by Solidere International, Phase 1 of the project will include one of the world’s finest golf courses and club houses, four marinas, two world-class beachfront hotels and resorts, golf villas, serviced residential apartments, a boardwalk, beach club and wellness center.

Where is Al Zorah?

Al Zorah is located on a breathtaking natural peninsula on the coastline of Ajman, an emirate of the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Al Zorah feels far away from the bustle of city-life, but it is only 25 minutes from Dubai International Airport and 20 minutes from Sharjah Airport.

What makes Al Zorah unique?

Uplifting and natural, Al Zorah is a unique lifestyle and leisure destination in the UAE. Set a class apart from other developments by its exotic natural mangroves and vast seafront, Al Zorah blends the best of nature with the finest in modern amenities to create refined places for life. Located on a breathtaking natural peninsula on the coastline of Ajman, Al Zorah serves as an extraordinary opportunity to offer a new kind of lifestyle and tourist destination in the UAE.

What is there for nature lovers at Al Zorah?

The site’s natural beauty establishes the foundations for an eco-friendly lifestyle with 60% of the land area devoted to protected mangroves and public space. Nestled in over 1 million sqm of natural mangroves and home to more than 58 bird species including the elegant pink flamingo, Al Zorah has 12 km of waterfront and 1.6 km of sandy beaches.

For nine months of the year, life is lived outside at Al Zorah. If you’re a golfing enthusiast, Al Zorah offers a world-class 18 hole course, and the landscape is ideal for diving, snorkeling, sailing, canoeing, kayaking, and kite surfing.

How are you working to conserve the natural environment at Al Zorah?

Al Zorah is surrounded by a tidal lagoon, or khor: an inland creek extending over 2 sq km 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 is committed to preserving the ecosystem.

Tell me more about Al Zorah’s five neighborhoods.

The Gates is the entrance to Al Zorah from Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, where the highway transforms into a landscaped boulevard with retail amenities. The Shores will accommodate high-end resorts and serviced residences, a beach club and boardwalk, beachfront residential serviced apartments and villas. The Avenues, connected by a pedestrian retail and leisure spine, comprises an entertainment complex, a marina, Al Zorah souks and a retail center. The Coves is a residential and hotel quarter planned as a calm high-end neighborhood with direct access to the waterfront promenade and magnificent views of the creek and mangroves. The Fairways is set within coastal dunes and the mangrove wetlands. It also boasts a club house, wellness center, and upscale residential villas and apartments.

Investing in Al Zorah

The Government of Ajman has declared Al Zorah a freehold and Free Zone area where investors can own 100% of their business, land, villas and apartments. Establishing a business is hassle-free and expatriates can buy property.

With such a privileged autonomous status granted by Emirati Decree, Al Zorah is an ideal place to live, invest, and set long-term life objectives.

Who are the developers behind Al Zorah?

Al Zorah has been masterfully crafted and planned by the Al Zorah Development Company, a partnership between Solidere International and the Government of Ajman.

Solidere International is a city maker, place maker, and developer, focused on creating urban destinations and mixed-use real estate developments in the Middle East and emerging markets internationally. Solidere International was incorporated in Dubai in 2007 by the Beirut-based Solidere, the company’s founding member and investor.

What is included in Phase 1 of the development?

The first phase of the project includes finalizing the infrastructure works, roads, tourist attractions, residential units, and a fully functional marina. It will also include two beachfront hotels and resorts; a golf course by Nicklaus Design; a club house; and one of the four planned marinas. 42 golf villas are included in this phase. Following this, Al Zorah announced The Golf Estates, a gated community with a combination of villas, townhouses and apartments set on the 18-hole Nicklaus Design Golf Course within The Fairways district, while also unveiling the Al Zorah Beach Residences comprised of chalet-style villas and apartments in The Shores district, in what will be the country’s first residential property on the beach next to a golf course.

What does the Master Plan look like?

The site’s natural beauty establishes the foundations for an eco-friendly lifestyle with 60% of the land area devoted to protected mangroves and public space. The overall project is divided in five neighborhoods: The Gates, The Shores, The Avenues, The Coves and The Fairways.

What is already complete at Al Zorah?

Phase One of the project is already underway. All infrastructure works are completed. One marina is ready for operations, while three others have been constructed. Al Zorah’s sales centre, The Pavilion, is operational, and the construction of two world-class beachfront hotels and resorts are underway, to be completed in early 2016. An 18-hole golf course opened in December 2015, the golf villas are under construction and will be ready by the end of 2016.

When will the development be complete?

Phase 1 will be ready by 2018.

Which residential projects have been launched?

42 golf villas, surrounding the golf course designed by golf legend Jack Nicklaus’ company, Nicklaus Design, were launched in phase 1 of the development. Subsequently, the company announced 800 units in the Golf Estates and 134 in Al Zorah Beach Residences, both brand new communities that will make ‘natural living’ by the golf course and the beach, even more possible.

Why should I move to Al Zorah?

Al Zorah is a premier mixed-use and hospitality development in Ajman, United Arab Emirates. The 5.4 million sq m Al Zorah is defined by the marvels of nature at their pristine best. Nestled in over 1 million sq m of natural mangroves, home to more than 58 bird species including the elegant pink flamingos, 12 km of waterfront and 1.6 km of sandy beaches, leisure becomes a natural lifestyle at Al Zorah. However, the development is just 25 minutes away from Dubai International Airport making it close enough to the hustle and bustle of city life. Al Zorah capitalizes on its geographic position and on the site’s rich ecosystem to create a refined living destination. The objective is a bustling coastal community, a nurturing place to live, work, and play. A freehold and free zone area, Al Zorah enables 100 per cent ownership of business, land, villas and apartments and hassle-free establishment of business entities.

What is so unique about Al Zorah’s Golf Villas?

The Golf Villas is a distinctive gated community. With elegant white architecture, contrasting with the green surroundings, the 42 contemporary-style Golf Villas will comprise exclusive terraces, swimming pools and rooftop terraces offering breathtaking views over the golf course. Ranging from 479 to 692 sqm, three designs are available, all offering generous double-height living spaces. The Golf Villas community offers 24-hour security, and beautifully landscaped areas and walkways.

What hotels will Al Zorah offer?

Al Zorah will host six world-class resorts and boutique hotels, two of these are included in Phase One of the development. One of the flagship hotels in the integrated mixed-use development will be The Oberoi Al Zorah Hotel and Resort which will feature 113 guestrooms, suites, and villas, many with private pools. The other will be the LUX* Al Zorah, operated by LUX* Resorts.

Tell me more about the world-class golf course.

Al Zorah’s 18-hole golf course, by Nicklaus Design, is located within a naturally preserved environment of native sandy areas and mangroves. The par-72, 18-hole landscaped green has extensive practice facilities and is crafted with generous fairways and wide corridors around two large lakes that enrich the challenge of the course and enhance its variety and playability. Switzerland-based Troon Golf, the world’s leading high-end golf development company, will operate and manage the project. The Club House will feature a state-of-the-art gym, restaurant with beautiful views over the course, swimming pool, children’s pool, coffee shop, multipurpose conference room and youth club.