Damac Properties is on the verge of completing its first-ever Sharia-compliant tower, which it calls Ghalia.
The luxury, 727-apartment tower in Jumeirah Village Triangle has entered the final stages of completion, with units ready for handover by the end of 2018, according to Damac.
“Ghalia is a special project for Damac, as the tower offers residents the option to have their furnished apartments fully serviced,” said Ali Sajwani, general manager of operations at Damac Properties.
“Furthermore, Ghalia caters to our growing Muslim customers who are seeking luxury living that also complies with Sharia laws… we are thrilled to be completing the tower in 2018, with handover of units starting near the end of the year.”
Indeed, Ghalia offers separate leisure amenities for men and women. There are men’s and women’s dining facilities, men’s and women’s gyms, and men’s and women’s swimming pools.
In terms of the actual apartments on offer, Ghalia will contain one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments. All are expected to be generously sized, given this is a luxury development. The building’s total floorspace covers over 1 million square feet.
The building comes in response to growing demand among Muslims for Shaira-compliant real estate developments.