Dubai-based developer Meydan Sobha is launching a batch of mansions – a large chunk of its £7bn landmark resi scheme in the Emirate – exclusively to the UK market.
The “beachfront” properties start from £8.5m, and are set around a seven kilometre swimming pool – that’s a a seven kilometre long swimming pool; the biggest man-made lagoon in the world – in Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum City – District One, right in the middle of town and about two kilometres from the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. They are, the developer promises, “the most central freehold villa properties in the heart of the emirate’s city centre.”
That pool is actually a “Crystal Lagoon”, created using patented tech “which allows lagoons of potentially unlimited size to be built and maintained at very low costs, anywhere in the world.” It uses “up to 100 times less chemical products than conventional swimming pool systems and consumes only 2% of the energy needed by conventional filtration systems”; it is, Crystal Lagoons informs its customers, cheaper to run that a golf course of comparable size. Meydan Sobha is going deep in its support for the company, claiming that lagoons “will become the amenity of the future for luxury real estate developments, overtaking golf courses.”
A series of sales events are scheduled across the UK, Europe and Asia from August onwards – 200 potential buyers showed up the first UK bash at The Dorchester – with the current batch of mansions ranging from 18,000 to 35,000 square feet.