IFA社 Balqis Residence計画発表から6年を経て、販売再開

IFA Hotels & Resorts社は、同社がドバイのパーム・ジュメイラ島におけるKingdom of Ahebaリゾートの一環として計画するBalqis Residenece計画をマーケットに初めて発表してから6年の歳月を経て同計画で第一号となるマンション、別荘建設を再スタートさせた。

別荘4戸、家具なしマンション6部屋、家具付きマンション9部屋、最上階の高級個室1部屋が2007年に同開発計画がスタートして以来売りに出された初めての物件である。世界金融危機の間、同開発計画の建設作業は保留になっていたが、IFA社顧客担当副社長Stuart Cassidy氏は今回「マーケットの状況が改善した」と語った。




Balqis Residence計画はKingdom of Shebaリゾート計画の第一期で、パーム・ジュメイラ島に建てられる伝統的アラブ建築用法を用いた多目的住居兼レジャー高級リゾートである。

Kingdom of Shebaリゾート計画はIFA Hotels & Resorts社が手がける最大級のリゾート計画で、別荘、テラスハウス、ペントハウス、家具完備マンション、550室のホテル、コミュニティ施設など合わせて389軒の建物が建設される予定である。




IFA offers first Balqis residences for sale, 6 years after launch


IFA Hotels & Resorts has re-launched its first apartments and villas at the Balqis Residence project, part of the Kingdom of Sheba resort on the Palm Jumeirah in Dubai, six years after they were initially revealed to the market.

Four villas, six unfurnished apartments, nine furnished apartments and one penthouse are the first to be made available for sale in the development since it was launched in 2007.

Construction was put on hold during the global financial crisis but IFA vice president of client relations Stuart Cassidy said market conditions had since improved.

The market conditions over the course of the past few years, especially in 2009-12, were not really conducive [for selling new residences] and in terms of off-plan or uncompleted buildings, appetite from investors was extremely low,” he said.

“The market has to get [back] to a point where it really makes sense to start going back to the market and begin building the profile back up.

We feel it’s the right time to go back to market with our stock.”

Cassidy said the residences were about 80 percent complete and would be ready for handover in 12-16 months.

The villas range between AED20-32m ($5.45-8.7m), while the unfurnished apartments are priced at AED3.8-7m, the furnished start from AED1.5m and the penthouse is subject to offer.

The Balqis Residence is phase one of the Kingdom of Sheba, a mixed-use residential and leisure luxury resort designed with traditional Arab architecture on the crescent of The Palm Jumeirah.

It is the single largest resort that IFA Hotels & Resorts is developing and will include a total of 389 residences including villas, townhouses, penthouses, apartments and fully-furnished suites as well as a 550-room hotel and community facilities.

It was originally due to be completed in 2010.

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