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Madar ... a family-focused complex.

Madar ... a family-focused complex.

Arada opens Aljada entertainment complex

March 2020

HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has officially launched Madar, a new family-focused entertainment complex located in the heart of Aljada, the 24-million-sq-ft mega-community currently under construction in the Muwaileh district of the northern emirate.

An integrated complex, Madar contains a cluster of family-friendly attractions all spread around a beautifully landscaped 600,000-sq-ft park, says its Sharjah-based developer Arada.

From the Arabic word for ‘path’ or ‘orbit’, the name Madar represents the free movement of people around the site, and also reflects the original design by Zaha Hadid Architects that incorporates a striking series of elliptical buildings surrounding a central point.

Madar hosts Zad, a new address for the UAE’s food lovers, with 18 food and beverage (F&B) outlets; YourSpace, a fully-fledged events hall; an amphitheatre for outdoor events with a capacity of 500 people; Playscape, an immersive children’s adventure zone; and a Skatepark, a new home for adventure sports enthusiasts.

Another attraction at Madar is the AUS Pavilion, designed by the students from the American University of Sharjah, based in the nearby University City.

Arada chairman Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi says: “The pavilion is a sweeping architectural structure designed to provide shade and a communal area for residents and visitors to Aljada.

“Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, Aljada Discovery Centre, Madar’s centrepiece, is an elliptical building that showcases all the elements of the city’s master plan, as well as providing prospective homeowners with an opportunity to find out what living in Aljada is all about.”

Aljada is Sharjah’s largest ever mixed-use development project located on the last major plot of undeveloped land in the heart of the emirate. Its 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 an all-inclusive and self-sustained precinct.  

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