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Aljada by Arada has a new destination with 130,000 trees

Spread over 1.6 million ft2, Shajar is one of the largest nurseries in the UAE

Aljada by Arada has a new destination with 130,000 trees

Arada has opened Shajar — a nursery and tourist attraction — for visitors at Aljada in Sharjah.

Shajar, which means ‘trees’ in Arabic, contains 50 types of trees, and shrubs — 130,000 in total — being cared for before they are planted in Arada’s under-construction projects.

Spread over 1.6 million ft2, Shajar is one of the largest nurseries in the UAE. The attraction includes a visitor centre, guided tour introducing visitors to the different types of trees and plants, and an upmarket cafe. Visitors can also plant their own trees in the nursery.

Aljada by Arada has a new destination with 130,000 trees
Aljada by Arada has a new destination with 130,000 trees
Aljada by Arada has a new destination with 130,000 trees

“Trees play a fundamental role in all our communities, and are hugely important from an aesthetic, health and environmental perspective,” said Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, Group CEO of Arada.

“The Shajar initiative allows us to spread awareness of the benefits of trees, while also demonstrating the importance of effective and sustainable natural resource management.”

Each of Arada’s three communities in Sharjah – which includes the Masaar forested master development that includes 50,000 trees – as well as its upcoming projects in Dubai, feature extensive natural landscaping. This landscaping is irrigated by recycled water distributed via state-of-the-art systems that reduces the amount of water required and minimises leakages.

Arada also recently announced investment in a new research and development partnership with Hungarian firm Biopolus, Sharjah Research Technology and Information Park, and Metito to bring a new form of sustainable water treatment to the UAE for the first time.