Construction Week: Arada unveils smart city plans for Sharjah’s $6.5bn Aljada

The 223ha megaproject is Sharjah's fastest-selling residential community

Arada has announced smart city plans for its urban megaproject Aljada in Sharjah, which the developer says will be one of the UAE’s smartest cities once complete. In a statement, Arada said the early stages of the 223ha Aljada Smart City Project will see its development team focus on five key areas – mobility, utilities, telecommunications, the ‘circular economy’, and waste management. “All these areas will be supported by ultra-secure, high-end digital infrastructure that will be managed centrally within the community,” the developer added, noting it was “in negotiations with several multinational companies” with extensive experience in smart technology.

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