Strong buyer demand for the Aljada and Masaar megaprojects in Sharjah, as well as at Jouri Hills at Jumeirah Golf Estates in Dubai
Arada has reported an exceptional sales performance in 2022, thanks to an aggressive expansion into new markets, growing demand for its existing communities and the overall strength of demand for quality housing in the UAE real estate market. The master developer posted a 46% increase in sales in 2022 compared to the year before, with the total value of property sold reaching AED3.51 billion.
In total, Arada sold 2,268 homes in 2022, a slight decline on the year before, as home buyers continued a recent trend of investing in larger and higher-value villas and apartments.
During the course of the year, Arada launched its first project outside Sharjah, Jouri Hills at the popular Dubai master community Jumeirah Golf Estates, and witnessed strong sales at its existing communities, Masaar and Aljada. In addition, the master developer secured favourable ratings from Moody’s and Fitch in June and also successfully completed its first public financing deal, raising $450 million in a sukuk that was listed on the London Stock Exchange.
Arada also completed 3,982 units at its communities in 2022, including the last phase at its first project, Nasma Residences, which is now fully finished and handed over.
Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, Group CEO of Arada, said: “2022 was a transformative year for Arada on a number of fronts, as we built on our market-leading position in Sharjah by launching the first in a series of projects we have planned for the Dubai market.
“We are heavily focused on delivering high-quality homes surrounded by world-class amenities in ideally located communities, and this is a proposition that is clearly being welcomed by buyers. Following the successful closure of our sukuk last year, we are extremely well-placed to continue our rapid expansion in 2023 by launching new projects, redoubling our construction efforts to deliver another 3,000 homes in the year ahead and welcoming ever more visitors to our communities.”
Arada’s best-performing project in terms of sales was once again Masaar, the upscale forested community located in the up-and-coming Al Suyoh district of Sharjah. In total, the developer sold property with a combined value of AED2.26 billion.
Demand for property in Aljada, Sharjah’s largest ever mixed-use project, also remained high with the value of homes sold during 2022 reaching AED1.05 billion.
Arada also reported strong demand for homes at its Dubai project, Jouri Hills at Jumeirah Golf Estates. Following its launch in the last month of 2022, the developer sold property valued at AED202 million.
Arada’s sales performance was reflected in the surging demand for property across the UAE. In Sharjah, the total value of property registered at the Sharjah Real Estate Registration Department in 2022 reached AED24 billion as demand for integrated communities in New Sharjah, where Arada’s
projects are based, remained resilient. Meanwhile, the Dubai real estate market had its best ever year, with the total value of property registered at the Dubai Land Department rising by 78% to AED528 billion in 2022 in comparison to the previous year.
Since its foundation in 2017, Arada has now sold more than 11,000 units and has delivered 6,154 homes. Another 5,000 units are currently under construction across its communities.