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Aldar launches Athlon: Dubai’s first active living community

Prices at Athlon, Aldar’s second development in partnership with Dubai Holding, will start at $762,300

Aldar launches Athlon: Dubai’s first active living community

Aldar Properties has introduced Athlon, a unique ‘active living’ concept in Dubai. It is designed with principles of promoting everyday movement for residents, making it the first of its kind in the city. Athlon offers world-class amenities and a curated programme of activities by wellness experts to redefine fitness-focused living. The development aims to ensure long-term well-being and foster a strong sense of community among residents.

Athlon will be developed in partnership with Dubai Holding. It is the second joint venture project between the two companies, following the success of Haven by Aldar launched in late 2023.

Sales for units in the first phase of the development will begin on 7 May, with prices starting at $762,300 (AED 2.8 million).

Jonathan Emery, Chief Executive Officer of Aldar Development, mentions, “The unveiling of Athlon marks a definitive moment in our ambitious Dubai expansion strategy, building upon the tremendous success of Haven by Aldar. As we witness an unwavering demand for unparalleled residential developments in Dubai, from both local and international investors, we are confident that Athlon’s ground-breaking concept will captivate a diverse range of investors and homeowners, setting a new standard for active living in the region.”

What makes Athlon stand out?

The development will be situated in a prime location next to Global Village. It will be characterised by a seamless integration of interactive green spaces, combining athletic areas with green walkways and lively parks. The community will also offer tailored activities for people of all ages and interests.

Athlon, named after the Greek word for ‘place of contest’, is a carefully planned community centred around a central park. In addition to the main park, there are four other themed parks—Adventure, Play, Wellness, and Valley. The community will also boast seven clubhouses, providing dedicated areas for fitness and social activities. With over 10 kilometres of tracks and trails, residents can easily engage in activities like jogging, cycling, roller-skating, and functional training. The cycling loop even connects directly to Al Qudra’s famous track, offering ample opportunities for outdoor recreation within the community.

From activities that push limits to those focused on well-being, sports, play, and gathering, the entire emotional and psychological spectrum of wellness has been carefully considered throughout Athlon, for the benefit of its residents, visitors, and workers. Experiences promoting movement, energy, clarity, flow, and balance can be found woven throughout the natural landscape, in addition to state-of-the-art amenities, including a vibrant café, rejuvenating massage rooms, luxurious Jacuzzi, soothing sauna, serene yoga room, state-of-the-art gym, and an imaginative kids’ playroom.

The residences surrounding the parks will consist of 1,492 units in various sizes including three-to-four-bedroom townhouses, three-to-five-bedroom standard villas, and four-to-six-bedroom premium villas. The homes have been meticulously designed to maximise natural light and create a sense of spaciousness and well-being through the use of colours and materials.

In line with Aldar’s commitment to sustainability and achieving its net-zero targets, Athlon will be developed with an emphasis on efficient and low-carbon design principles. This approach will be supported by the use of locally sourced and low-carbon materials, as well as the adoption of responsible and green construction practices.

The development has achieved LEED Platinum pre-certification, incorporating features such as energy-efficient and water-saving fixtures, electric vehicle charging facilities, smart waste disposal systems, and convenient access to public transportation. Athlon has also achieved a two-star rating from Fitwel—the world’s leading certification system committed to building health for all—further enhancing the community’s social value by promoting health, well-being, and active lifestyles.