Master plan of Al Zorah Resorts in Ajman (UAE) unveiled

Al Zorah Development Company, a joint venture of the Government of Ajman and Solidere International, on Wednesday unveiled the full master plan of its ambitious Al Zorah Resorts project, a premium tourism destination located on the northern coast of the emirate.

The mixed-use development, located on a land area of over 5.4 million sq m, is envisaged to become a prime hub for the hospitality and tourism sector in the region.

The complete master plan and various components of Al Zorah Resorts as well as the progress already achieved in the project development were announced at a press conference held in the presence of Shaikh Rashid bin Humeid Al Nuaimi, Chairman of Al Zorah Development Company and Dr Nasser Chammaa, Chairman of Solidere International accompanied by senior officials from Ajman Government, Al Zorah Development Company and Solidere International.

Al Zorah Resorts will devote 70 per cent of the total area for resorts and other leisure facilities with the objective of driving the tourism and hospitality sectors. The other components include: 14 per cent area for mixed-use and residential development; 7 per cent for offices; 6 per cent for retail; two per cent for community facilities; one per cent for logistics warehouses. Shaikh Rashid said: “Al Zorah Resorts is developed to catalyse the economy of Ajman with a focus on driving the tourism and hospitality sectors that will contribute to the emirate’s all-round growth.

“In addition to the thousands of jobs that the development will create, it will also power the evolution of several associated ancillary industries that, in turn, will generate many more indirect jobs.  One of the most ambitious and large-scale developments in Ajman, Al Zorah Resorts will redefine the economic landscape of the emirate.”

Dr Nassar Chammaa said: “We are honoured to partner with the Government of Ajman for this prestigious project which will have long term economic benefits for the emirate. Our focus is on rolling out a world-class tourism and hospitality destination while also offering an unprecedented lifestyle experience for our customers. The seafront homes, hotels and golf course will become the new benchmark in luxury development not just in Ajman but across the region.”

Imad Dana, Chief Executive Officer of Al Zorah Development Company, said: “With our emphasis on world-class hotels and resorts, Al Zorah Resorts is billed to drive mass tourism to the region. The unconventional project design integrating best-in-class sustainable practices will ensure that the project will stand out and add tremendous value to the local community.”

Article by Links Group on Dec 8th 2011