ARADA has announced the winner of the #MyARADAHome competition, who has just been handed the ‘key’ to a One Bedroom Apartment in Aljada! Mikail Atiyeh, a 22-year-old student at the University of Sharjah, won this summer’s hottest prize following an extremely close contest during which hundreds of entries were submitted. The #MyARADAHome competition has been held in line with the Year of Zayed initiative, which honours the legacy and generosity of the Founding Father of the UAE.

Mikail, who has been living in Sharjah for 14 years, had a surprise visit at his home last week from Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, the CEO of ARADA, who informed him that he had won the prize. The decision followed a meeting during which the merits of the five final entries were discussed, which was attended by senior members of ARADA and an official representative from Sharjah Economic Development Department. The other four finalists will be presented with an iPhone X.

Located in the first phase of Sharjah’s largest and most exciting megaproject, Mikail’s new home will be in the Areej Apartments, which are scheduled to be completed by the end of next year. Designed in a contemporary and elegant style that creates an efficient living space, Aljada’s Areej Apartments are ideally suited for singles and young couples.

The winner of the #MyARADAHome competition is Mikail Atiyeh, a 22-year-old student at the University of Sharjah

The One Bedroom Apartment is located in the heart of Aljada, close to the Central Hub, a new lifestyle and entertainment destination for the UAE, which has been designed by Zaha Hadid Architects. Like all residents of Aljada, the winner of this exceptional home will also have easy access to the project’s incredible facilities, including lush parks just minutes’ away from their front door, and a wealth of sporting, retail and dining options.

From more than 400 entries, Mikail’s entry was chosen to win the one bedroom apartment in Aljada by ARADA

Launched in September 2017 by HH Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, Aljada will be a transformational community for the Emirate and the perfect place for residents, workers and visitors to live, work, play and be entertained. Founded in late 2016 by HE Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al Qasimi and HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal, ARADA was created to build communities that enrich, engage and inspire their residents. The company’s first project, Nasma Residences, became Sharjah’s fastest-selling community when its first phase sold out in less than a month.

Related: View the winning video by Mikail Atiyeh here