Sora Beach Residences ... designed by Nikken Sekkei.

Dubai-based AARK Developers has announced the launch of Sora Beach Residences, a first-of-its-kind tower on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, being built at an investment of AED4 billion ($1.08 billion).

The architectural design of the 18-storey property has been conceptualised by renowned Japanese architectural firm Nikken Sekkei, the creatives behind global landmarks in Asia and the Middle East including Dubai’s One Zabeel development.

With a built-up area of 1.8 million sq ft, the building offers residents exclusive access to over 50 world-class amenities, including a private beach club, five-star dining options, an infinity sky bar and pool, says the developer. In addition, this project boasts the largest beachfront in Al Marjan Island, offering private beach access spanning 1,000 ft, it stated.

The timeless interiors of Sora Beach Residences will be done by Shalini Misra Design, a multi-award winning interior design practice, with offices in London, New York, Delhi and Dubai.

The project was unveiled by AARK Developers Chairman Rahul Kumar Gupta at a ceremony held in Dubai which was attended by senior officials including Sheikh Sultan bin Saqer Al Nuaimi; Marjan CEO Architect Abdulla Al Abdouli, Fadi Jabri, the CEO of Nikken Sekkei FZ Dubai, and Ekta Jain, the Head of Interior Design for Shalini Misra Design.

Lauding the project, Al Abdouli said: “A project of this stature truly reflects our commitment to creating unparalleled living experiences for residents and guests on this iconic island that reflects Ras Al Khaimah’s unique natural beauty.

“With its sophisticated design, sprawling beach front and world-class amenities, Sora Beach Residences will further elevate the appeal of Al Marjan Island and offer an exceptional opportunity to invest in ultra-premium waterfront living.”

“This architectural marvel will have unique design elements such as magnificent halls, splendid facades and a larger-than-life lobby atrium with a striking 140 feet high arch. This is slated to be one of the grandest atriums ever seen in the region,” Jabri said.

Gupta said with its beachfront location, iconic design, and top-of-the-line amenities, Sora Beach Residences will set a new standard for upscale living on Al Marjan Island.

AARK had recently completed and delivered Gardenia Living in Arjan and will also be delivering AARK Residences in Dubailand in Q4 of 2024.  Also in the pipeline for the developer is yet another project AARK Terraces that will be revealed in Q3.