ARADA has announced that Sharjah is set to welcome its first smart homes, as the UAE developer prepares to roll out next-generation technology at its AED24 billion landmark megaproject, Aljada. Branded ARADA Smart Home, the technology will be introduced into every unit in the luxury Misk Apartments buildings in the 24 million square foot city, providing unrivalled benefits and energy cost savings to homeowners. In the process, ARADA has also become the first developer in the UAE to launch smart home technology as standard throughout a single project.
The ARADA Smart Home system will allow buyers access to a number of key features, ranging from remote front-door access and 24-hour video security through their mobile phones, to the ability to amend temperature and lighting, as well as managing utilities. Homeowners will also be able to switch to their favourite mood lighting, enable motion sensors within their apartments, and open and close blinds and curtains at the touch of a button. Each of these features can also be controlled by voice activation.
In line with ARADA’s commitment to creating value for end users, the new technology will be added to each unit free of charge. It will be operated by a centrally managed and ultra-secure building monitoring system.
The ARADA Smart Home technology will be available to view at the Cityscape Global real estate exhibition in Dubai between 2-4 October this year, where interested buyers can also ‘walk through’ the Misk Apartments via a ground-breaking virtual reality (VR) experience.
HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, Vice Chairman of ARADA said: “One of ARADA’s core aims is to be a leader in the field of forward-thinking and sustainable development. Not only will the ARADA Smart Home system allow residents greater peace of mind due to round-the-clock visibility of their homes, it will also allow them to save money by monitoring their electricity usage more closely, which in turn results in a reduced impact on the environment. This is yet another sign that ARADA is determined to break new boundaries when it comes to delivering security, efficiency and convenience for our customers.”
Buyers in the Misk Apartments will benefit from direct access to and great views of Aljada’s Central Hub, the UAE’s latest leisure and entertainment destination, which is being designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. From one-bedroom apartments right up to four-bedroom penthouses nearly 5,000 square feet in size, the units represent the finest in luxury living, and benefit from elegantly designed and spacious interiors. With the addition of ARADA Smart Home technology, they are the perfect apartments for modern couples and families with children.
The latest announcement at Sharjah’s largest mixed-use lifestyle destination follows the award of the city’s first main construction contract in July, which was handed to Modern Building Contracting Company LLC. In April, ARADA announced the launch of East Village, a 15-building creative community targeting the younger generation, which constitutes Phase 2 of Aljada. Also in April, ARADA signed a management agreement with Emaar Hospitality Group to bring three new hotels, The Address Aljada Sharjah, Vida Aljada Sharjah and Rove Aljada to the megaproject. In January, the developer also confirmed that the global engineering giant Jacobs had won a key contract to design the infrastructure for the project.
Launched in September 2017 by His Highness Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Aljada has swiftly become Sharjah’s fastest-selling residential community. Delivered in phases starting in 2019, the entire project is expected to be completed by 2025.
The Aljada masterplan is carefully designed with walkability and wide green spaces in mind, allowing residents, workers and visitors the ability to live, work, play and be entertained within a fully integrated and sustainable community. Aljada has exceptional connectivity to surrounding areas, and is an all-encompassing district that comprises considerable retail, leisure and entertainment options, in addition to a wide range of residential and commercial offerings.
Interested buyers may find out more about Aljada at the ARADA Sales centre located at the Radisson Blu Sharjah in the Badriyah Ballroom from 10:00am to 7:00pm Saturday-Thursday.