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12/03/2012
Under the patronage of Jeddah Mayor Dr. Hani Abu Ras Emaar Middle East delivers 'Abraj Al Hilal 1' residences in Jeddah Gate and breaks ground on seco

The Mayor of Jeddah His Excellency Dr. Hani Abu Ras today toured the Abraj Al Hilal 1 residential tower development that is part of Emaar Middle East's pioneering integrated community Jeddah Gate. The first homes were handed over to customers at the special ceremony, which also marked the ground-breaking for Abraj Al Hilal 2, the next phase of residences in the world-class mixed-use community. 

His Excellency Dr. Hani Abu Ras, accompanied by government officials and other key stakeholders, toured Abraj Al Hilal 1 and congratulated Emaar Middle East for the world-class standards and quality of development. The senior management of the company also provided an overview of the Jeddah Gate development. 

Eng. Ahmad Al Kulli, General Manager of Emaar Middle East, said: "We are honoured to host His Excellency Dr. Hani Abu Ras on his tour of Abraj Al Hilal 1 at Jeddah Gate, as we mark the completion and hand over of homes in this pioneering master-planned community. With the handover of homes and the first residents moving in this month, Jeddah Gate will become a thriving residential community. We focused on bringing the world-class development standards that Emaar is associated with globally, and with the project we are privileged to contribute to the overall economy by creating a vibrant lifestyle destination that supports several ancillary businesses." 

He added: "With Saudi Arabia focused on developing homes for its people to meet the growing demand, we are now launching the second phase of Abraj Al Hilal, which will also energise the local economy by creating new jobs and supporting related business activity. We are committed to partnering with the developmental vision of Jeddah and the Kingdom, and will continue to explore new growth opportunities." 

Jeddah Gate is located on over 400,000 sq m of land in Jeddah's new downtown. The project serves as a centrepoint for the city's new downtown, and is in close proximity to the main railroad linking the two Holy Cities of Makkah and Madina to Jeddah. When completed, it will have over - 230,000 sq m of modern office spaces and over 75,000 sq m of gross leasable retail space, thus strengthening the local economy. 

Abraj Al Hilal 1 is located centrally in the community and with exclusive retail outlets, restaurants, parks, health and fitness facilities and landscaped gardens, the residential towers integrate all lifestyle amenities in close proximity. The homes have quality, interior finishes and offer advanced telecom and entertainment connectivity, security system, split air-conditioners, and modern finishes. Smart home systems, backup power generator, central gas system, car park ventilation and 24-hour security add to the convenience of the residents. 

The new Abraj Al Hilal 2 Towers is a cluster of three residential towers of 17 to 21 floors, with 326 apartments ranging in size from 98 to 449 sq metres. The customer response to homes in Abraj Al Hilal 2 has been strong, and Emaar Middle East is focused on the timely delivery of homes. Customers can tour the Abraj Al Hilal 1 community to gain a better understanding of the international standards that Emaar brings to the community. Those who have purchased the homes can complete the required formalities and move in to their new residences. 
Emaar Middle East has also handed over residences in Al Khobar Lakes, the company's premier master-planned community in the Eastern Province, in Al Nada Village, the first residential cluster in the development. Al Khobar Lakes is a luxury lakefront development set on approximately 2.6 million sq m featuring serene water bodies. It features more than 2,000 private villas with retail and leisure amenities that are perfect for family living. In close proximity to Al Khobar City, Dhahran and Dammam, Al Khobar Lakes is one of the premier lakefront developments and the largest integrated community in the Kingdom. 

Having successfully launched the Al Nada and Al Ghadeer Villages, Al Khobar Lakes will eventually feature a large retail centre with a gross leasable area of 95,000 sq m; 104,000 sq m of landscaping, greenery and parks; 11 mosques including a Grand Mosque for Friday Prayers; two educational facilities for both boys and girls; a shopping centre, two community centres, healthcare facilities and other amenities. 

Another key project of Emaar Middle East is the Emaar Residences at Makkah Clock Tower, located on the Haram Plaza offering views of the Holy Kaaba and Haram. The 316 elegantly furnished and superbly serviced apartments are situated at the higher floors of Makkah Clock Tower starting from the 30th floor and ending at the 41.