Leading UAE developer Arada said it has awarded a contract to build Sharjah’s largest and most technologically advanced fitness centre in the Madar family entertainment district within its Aljada megaproject, the Northern Emirate’s largest development that spreads over a 24-million-sq-ft area.
At more than 65,000 sq ft in size, the gym will be operated by Wellfit, the fast-growing fitness brand founded by Arada last year.
The contract worth AED75 million ($20.4 million) was awarded to Dubai-based RAQ Contracting, which is already working elsewhere on the Aljada jobsite constructing the second Sarab garden villa community. Construction began in May and work will take 12 months to complete.
The contract, which covers the construction of all buildings within the second phase of Madar at Aljada, will also see the construction of an 18,000-sq-ft trampoline park that will be managed by Bounce, marking the popular Australian brand’s debut in Sharjah, alongside new public facilities to support growing visitor numbers at the destination.
Housed in a distinctive elliptical building and surrounded by green landscaping, Wellfit Aljada is spread over two floors. It contains separate gyms for men and women in addition to assessment areas and fitness studios, with space allocated for mixed martial arts (MMA), yoga, and a special studio dedicated to children.
Meanwhile, Arada has started handing over homes in the sixth and final phase of Nasma Residences, an integrated community within the Al Suyoh district of New Sharjah.
Currently, 124 units are being handed over in the final phase of the Nasma Residences masterplan, which consists of 1,117 homes ranging from two-bedroom townhouses to five-bedroom villas.
Spread over a 5-million-sq-ft lushly landscaped masterplan, Nasma Residences boasts an array of exceptional amenities including a retail and lifestyle hub linked to an adjoining park. Other facilities include two smaller parks, a second shopping centre and a mosque.
Arada said the construction activity is now fully complete at Nasma Residences, its first community.