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$1.9bn mixed-use community coming up in Dubai

February 2018

UAE-based Loulouat Al Sharq for Investment and Real Estate Development has joined hands with Araa Group Advocates and Legal Consultants to launch its ambitious Knooz Al Sharq City, a mixed-use community development in Dubai.

The Dh7-billion ($1.9 billion) city  – the largest of its kind in the mixed-use sector – will be constructed over a 20-million sq-ft area.

Unveiling its details, the developers said the master-planned Knooz Al Sharq City will combine architectural styles from the Mamluk, Umayyad and prominent Islamic eras.

Knooz Al Sharq City was conceived by Mohammed Hesham Khair Al Zeen, partner and director of Louloulat Al Sharq company. 

The city will be divided into three historical areas, including the Mamluk, Umayyad and other eras, each of which includes residential districts featuring traditional houses.

Surrounded by a giant wall, the city will have seven giant gates constituting its main entrances. Four gates are named after the late Sheikh Zayed, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed. The other gates are named after prominent Islamic cultures, such as the Mamluk and Umayyad Gates.

The project will also include traditional hotels called caravansaries, and three mosques – one is named after ‘The Mother of the Nation’, the other named after the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum, and the third one called the Sheikha Latifa bint Hamdan Al Nahyan mosque.

Other facilities will include a tribute museum to commemorate the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and another museum dedicated to paying tribute to the late Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Al Maktoum. 

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