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Old August 29th, 2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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#PROJECT: AL FURJAN (Retail and residential development)

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Nakheel launches Al Furjan
Nakheel, one of the world's largest privately-held property developers, today announced the launch of Al Furjan - a new approach to a family oriented community development located in the heart of new Dubai.
United Arab Emirates: 46 minutes ago PRESS RELEASE


Al Furjan represents an outstanding opportunity, offering a range of choices within a superbly master planned community.

Boasting over 4,000 elegant homes complemented by an abundance of open spaces and a multitude of amenities, Al Furjan is a new model for community living. Inspired by 'new urbanism' principles, the development captures the values of traditional neighbourhood living within four communities. The neighborhoods provide a sanctuary of well planned spaces framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrate local history and embrace modern building practice. Each community will be defined by its own Village Centre offering a variety of amenities from supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants, open spaces and gym facilities all within walking distance. Two schools are also planned for Al Furjan.

Mohammed Rashed Bin Dhabeah, Director, Al Furjan, said:


'We are delighted to announce the launch of Al Furjan. The name Al Furjan is a local phrase that means a collection of homes or a small village, that embodies traditional community values. Inspired by new urbanism, we have created a master plan that has used planning and architectural principles that will work together to create a human-scale, pedestrian friendly, family focused development.'



Al Furjan combines 3, 5 and 6 bedroom villas and terraced homes with open spaces for children and families to interact. Inspired by traditional designs, villas in the first phase of the development will be one of two styles; the Dubai, a favoured local architectural style, or the Quortaj, a fusion of Islamic and Mediterranean architecture.

Innovative design details are incorporated in every aspect of the development from the creative use of community spaces to the open feel of the villas and terrace homes, which are easily adapted for Western or Arabic living. Residents have the choice between a selection of home styles on different plot sizes which will result in more diverse streetscapes.

Within Al Furjan, landscaped pedestrian pathways are woven into the neighbourhoods connecting cul-de-sacs and open spaces, providing a natural connectivity throughout the communities.

Mohammed Rashed Bin Dhabeah continued:

'Al Furjan provides choices for different budgets, tastes and needs with a variety that is distinctive in the region. We have designed Al Furjan with families in mind and the planning principles adopted, complimented by the range of amenities within and surrounding Al Furjan, will create an ideal community to invest in for you and your family to grow.'

A private launch was held on the 26th August exclusively for Johara, the VIP ladies banking division of the Dubai Islamic Bank. The general sales launch will commence on 5th September.
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Old August 29th, 2007, 01:32 PM   #2
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Old August 29th, 2007, 03:22 PM   #3
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so this is what happened to that lost city thing??

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Old August 29th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #4
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apparently. btw. there is also a difference in how the Arabian Canal flows into the sea....
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I wish Emaar had as much land for its project as Nakheel
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Old August 29th, 2007, 09:35 PM   #6
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so this is what happened to that lost city thing??

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i wanted to ask exactly the same question
well, now i've done it
it must be lost city because nothing happened for 3 years or so
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this is indeed the lost city redesign if u go by the location
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Looks massive... Hope the developer(s) just pay more attention to quality
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Old August 30th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #9
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Old August 30th, 2007, 02:55 AM   #10
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Looks massive... Hope the developer(s) just pay more attention to quality
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Old August 30th, 2007, 03:40 AM   #11
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Hmm, more sprawl, and even further away from the city.
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actually this could be a very desirable location 10 years from now.. within 10 km radius: jebel ali downtown, jebel ali airport, dubailand, impz, marina, jlt n much more.
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Gone are the days when SZR was the city 'centre'

It dwarfs emirates hills, lakes, etc
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How many centres/hubs does this city have anyway? Air port free zone, SZR, DMC & DIC, what else?
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Old August 30th, 2007, 04:44 AM   #15
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Nakheel has a major problem ... it has no clear vision unfortunately it proposes and scaps the project a few days later, its going through restructuring anyway
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yup lost city is lost forever
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also FAQ from website

What happened to the name The Lost City?
The Lost City was proposed for development in 2005. Due to a new government initiated road - the East Parallel Road - a new master plan was created to accommodate this change. This provided the opportunity to create a more attractive community-orientated development divided into four villages, each comprising a series of neighbourhoods.

and dubai map with no changes to canal

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Old August 30th, 2007, 09:37 AM   #19
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also FAQ from website

What happened to the name The Lost City?
The Lost City was proposed for development in 2005. Due to a new government initiated road - the East Parallel Road - a new master plan was created to accommodate this change. This provided the opportunity to create a more attractive community-orientated development divided into four villages, each comprising a series of neighbourhoods.

and dubai map with no changes to canal
This is replacing the lost city as per the following information from their web site: alforjan.com

What happened to the name The Lost City?
The Lost City was proposed for development in 2005. Due to a new government initiated road - the East Parallel Road - a new master plan was created to accommodate this change. This provided the opportunity to create a more attractive community-orientated development divided into four villages, each comprising a series of neighbourhoods.

What does Al Furjan mean?
Al Furjan is a local Arabic phase meaning a collection of houses that form a small community to call home. Traditionally, Al Furjan was once a common form of housing settlement in Dubai.

Where is Al Furjan located?
Al Furjan is located within the heart of the New Dubai, east of Ibn Battuta Mall, behind The Gardens and south of Discovery Gardens. It is within close proximity to major shopping, employment (i.e., Jebel Ali Port, Dubai Central Airport, Knowledge Village, Internet/Media City) and leisure.

Al Furjan will have excellent access via three main roads - the D59 road (servicing Discovery Gardens), the new East West Parallel Road to connect with Dubai and Jebel Ali Road (E77) which connects with Jebel Ali Port, Emirates Road and Dubai.

What size is Al Furjan?
Al Furjan is a master planned community development sited on approximately 560 hectares of land.

What types of products are available?
Al Furjan provides a range of home types, architectural styles and interiors to meet a wide range of customer needs, including Villas and Terrace Homes (commonly called townhouses).

There are three types of Villas:

Three bedroom Villa
Five bedroom Family Villa
Six bedroom Mansion

There are two types of Terrace Homes:

Three bedroom Terrace Home
Three bedroom and Family Terrace Home

When will my Villa or Terrace Home be completed?
Construction will commence in the first half of 2008, and buyers will be able to take delivery of their Villas or Terrace Homes by June 2010.

What house styles are available?
Initially, two architectural styles will be offered at Al Furjan:

Dubai - inspired by the original architectural style so well recognized as the "Dubai house." Extensive research and consultation with the lead architect bring forth the best stylistic characteristics of this beloved design.

Quortaj - incorporating key features of North African architecture with a fusion of Islamic and Mediterranean villa style developed for warmer climates. This style is both delicate and grand in appearance.

Can the owner select their own interior?
Al Furjan provides customers with a choice of interior options specific to the product types. In coordination with our award-winning architects, these choices in product interiors and design provide the optimum benefit to the customer through professional planning. Each interior is designed with the exterior in mind, an important consideration in creating elegant and livable homes.

For Villas, two interior types are available: Classic and Contemporary

For Terrace Homes, two modern interior choices are available.

What is new urban planning?
In an effort to enhance the organic nature to the Al Furjan development and ensure a healthy community, our master plan incorporates new urban planning principles. These promote neighbourhoods designed to encourage walking and to mix diverse housing types and styles. Other aspects of new urban planning incorporated into the Al Furjan master plan include:

A variety of streetscape designs surrounding both Villas and Terrace Homes
Horizontal and vertical plots with varying frontage
Open-fenced Villa designs permitting views of parks or camel path areas
Terrace Homes grouped into small blocks of three or four
Initiatives that benefit the environment, including the reuse of effluent water for landscape irrigation purposes and the use of water-saving plantings
An internal road system designed to accommodate varying levels of traffic - wider roads for higher levels of village traffic, collective roads for the neighbourhood communities and local streets to service the Villas and Terrace Homes.

What are camel paths?
Camel paths, a distinctive feature of this development, provide pathway access from one neigbourhood to another. The paths also lead to parks, the Village Centres or other community facilities. Camel paths provide families the opportunity to walk, cycle, get closer to nature or just sit and relax.

What amenities will be available in the community?

Al Furjan will provide convenient facilities to meet every day needs - supermarkets, health clubs, mosques, schools, etc. The thoughtfully designed master plan ensures that the buyer is within 5 to 10 minutes walking distance to essential services such as shops and a school. Medical facilities should be within a similar distance by car.

Will landscaping and pools be provided for the Villas and Terrace Homes?
Streets, camel paths and public areas will be landscaped by Nakheel. Buyers are responsible for creating their own outdoor living spaces and pool areas, designing and landscaping to meet their individual needs.

Can the owners build a pool on their plot?
All buyers are subject to the Al Furjan Master Declaration and Use Rules and Code of behaviour. Subject to making application and completing all the requirements and approval by Nakheel and other relevant authorities, an owner can construct a pool on their plot. Pools can only be constructed after hand over of the property to the buyer.

Will competitive mortgage financing be available for my home?
There will be up to five premier banking corporations able to provide mortgage finance at competitive rates.
What amount of deposit is required to reserve a Villa or Terrace Home?
The initial deposit will be ten (10) percent.

Will show villas be available for inspection?
We will be presenting our show villas early next year to showcase the product types and their quality, as well as typical streetscapes and landscaping areas to be delivered.
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