Nasma Residences show home opens to public

Show home garden at Nasma Residences
Updated 03 September 2018
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Nasma Residences show home opens to public

ARADA has announced that construction in Phase 1 of its community, Nasma Residences, is now 60 percent complete, as it gears up to start handing over units at the end of this year. In addition, the finishing touches have been put to the development’s first completed property, a semi-detached villa, which is now open to the public as a show home.
The show home is located on the north-eastern corner of Nasma Residences, adjacent to a pop-up sales center and a viewing platform that will allow interested buyers to view the whole of the 5 million square foot community. It is now open between Saturdays and Thursdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Sheikh Sultan bin Ahmed Al-Qasimi, chairman of ARADA, said: “The opening of this show home — which doubles up as our first completed property — is the perfect way to show that ARADA is delivering on its promises. We believe this will give potential homebuyers a unique opportunity to see, touch and enjoy the incredible living experience we are creating at Nasma Residences.”
The rapid construction progress in Phase 1 of Nasma Residences has been matched in Phase 2, where development is now 20 percent complete. Meanwhile, work on Nasma Square, the 6,500 square foot shopping mall for the community, has reached the project’s first floor, and is expected to be completed by the end of this year. ARADA has also confirmed that over 500 homes have now been purchased at the community, which is now almost two-thirds sold out.
The news follows the launch of Phase 4 sales in July, which also saw the introduction of the Bareem Townhouses, a stylish collection of competitively priced two- and three-bedroom homes at the project.
Launched in March 2017, Nasma Residences sold out the first of the community’s five phases in less than a month, making it the fastest-selling residential real estate project in Sharjah. It has been carefully planned to ensure a balance between living areas and community facilities. In total, Nasma Residences contains more than 800 homes, as well as Nasma Square, a fully fledged community center, and a GEMS international school.


Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Updated 20 February 2019
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Bahri’s maritime solutions on show

Saudi shipping company Bahri is demonstrating its commitment to advancing the growth of maritime industry and improving security in the logistics business at the International Defense Exhibition (IDEX) and Naval Defense and Maritime Security Exhibition (NAVDEX).

The events are being held under the patronage of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, president of the UAE and supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces in Abu Dhabi from Feb.17-21.

Khaled bin Hussain Biyari, assistant minister of defense — executive affairs; General Awwad Eid Al-Balawi, director general of Saudi Arabian Border Guards; and other officials visited Bahri’s booth during the events.

As part of its participation, Bahri is showcasing its maritime capabilities and innovation-driven solutions at the largest defense expo in the Middle East. The company is also highlighting its unmanned surface vessels (USVs) at its booth. Powered by MAP Pro technology, which transforms any vessel into an autonomous one, Bahri’s USVs are capable of numerous applications, including gathering data, surveillance and reconnaissance. In addition, the vessels offer significant cost savings and reduce human workload in high-risk operations. 

Bringing together more than 1,310 specialized companies from 62 countries, both events offer a strategic business platform for exhibitors to present their latest naval, maritime and coastal security technology, equipment and crafts, and explore partnership opportunities with local and international companies. 

Abdullah Aldubaikhi, CEO of Bahri, said: “Events such as IDEX and NAVDEX provide a unique opportunity to gather new insights into new security technologies that can help companies thrive in a safe and secure trade. With Saudi Arabia being at the forefront of efforts aimed at maintaining stability and security in the region, maritime security is a key focus area for the Kingdom.” 

Aldubaikhi added: “Bahri’s presence at IDEX and NAVDEX 2019 is part of our strategy to further strengthen our offerings to enhance the Kingdom’s maritime capabilities and support its transformation as the world’s leading logistics hub. The exhibition also provides us with an excellent platform to connect with our customers and explore new partnership opportunities that will further drive our ambitious expansion plans.”

Bahri Logistics, one of the five business units within Bahri and one of the top 10 breakbulk carriers in the world, operates six new state-of-the-art multipurpose vessels that are capable of carrying different types of cargo, including project, ro-ro, breakbulk, equipment, and container cargo.