Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

Alef Residences, is a joint venture between Qatar-based Saleh Al Hamad Al Mana Co (Al Mana) and Saudi Arabian company Al Sharq Investment. It features 104 homes plus a Dh2bn hotel and serviced apartments. Sales have already started and the project, according to the developer, is 34 per cent complete. Courtesy Alef Residences

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

The project features enviable views over the Arabian Gulf. Courtesy Alef Residences

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

The homes, designed by RMJM Architects, are being built in a “wadi” style, facing back-to-back to offer a cool central space that will contain access to the building’s lobbies. Courtesy Alef Residences


Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

The apartments are being built alongside a new W Hotel Palm Jumeirah on the one million sq ft site, at an overall cost of Dh2 billion, with over half (505,000 sq ft) of the site allocated to the residences. Courtesy Alef Residences

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

The wider development features the Club 104, exclusively for residents and guests, with a restaurant, gym, lounges, a spa, meeting rooms, kids’ club and a cinema. Courtesy Alef Residences

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

Sales of the 104 apartments split over eight clusters, started last month, and according to the developers, 34 per cent of the project – a joint venture between Saudi Arabia’s Al Sharq Group and Qatar’s Al Mana Global – is already complete.

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

The two buildings have been broken up into eight “mansions”, or clusters.

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

each mansion contains its own dedicated parking, lobbies and lift entrance with just two apartments per floor. On the higher floors, there will be three simplex and two duplex apartments, all with their own private access.

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

The apartments range in size from 4,800 sq ft to 15,000 sq ft and in price from Dh12 million to Dh50m. Courtesy Alef Residences

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

The lobby area. Courtesy Alef Residences

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

A three-bed apartment within Mansion 5 offers 6,246 sq ft of interior space and a 1,054 sq ft terrace, and is on the market for Dh20m. Courtesy Alef Residences

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

All of the three bedrooms have en suite bathrooms and the two larger rooms have walk-in wardrobes.

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

There are also views of Dubai Marina. Courtesy Alef Residences

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

The residences are being built by contractor Al Futtaim Carillion and will be completed by mid-2017.

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

Apartments also include a powder room, a study and a home cinema room. Courtesy Alef Residences

Live on Dubai’s longest private residential beachfront – in pictures

A scale model of the Alef Residences. Sarah Dea / The National



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