Azizi Developments signs with Knauf for Riviera’s ceilings


The AED 12 million contract with the German firm covers 30 buildings in phases 2 & 3 of Riviera in MBR City

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Azizi Developments, a leading private real estate developer in the UAE, has announced the signing of Knauf for gypsum ceiling works for phases 2 & 3 of Riviera, the developer’s French Mediterranean-inspired residential and commercial community in one of Dubai’s most sought-after residential destinations, MBR City.

The Knauf Group is a Germany-based, leading international company that deals in gypsum products and systems. It provides energy-efficient insulating products, establishing itself as a major provider of modern building materials. The company offers world-class solutions to its customers through its know-how, innovative products, system solutions, and comprehensive consulting services.

In his comments on the signing, Mr Farhad Azizi, Chief Executive Officer at Azizi Developments, said: “Knauf, with its exceptional track record and global reputation, has emerged as the clear winner for our ceilings needs at Riviera, our premium flagship community development in MBR City. We are thrilled to welcome its work, as well as that of all of its very proficient local and international partners, to our Riviera buildings, which will provide our investors and end-users a substantial value-add in the form of higher-quality interiors at fair and competitive rates.” 

Designed to introduce the French-Mediterranean lifestyle to Dubai, which is not merely about architectural art but also about a certain ‘joie de vivre’ — a celebration of life, an exultation of spirit, Riviera represents a new landmark destination that is both residential and commercial, with an abundance of retail space. Riviera features three districts: an extensive retail boulevard, the lagoon walk with artisan eateries and boutiques, and Les Jardins — a vast, lush-green social space. 

In June this year, Azizi Developments announced the addition of the spectacularly large crystal lagoon to Riviera, covering an area of over 130,026 square metres that will stretch across the entirety of the community. With stunning blue flooring, filled with more than 51.5 million gallons of crystal-clear, desalinated and clean water that residents can swim in Aziz’s lagoon will feature a vast variety of artisan eateries and boutiques and will be a bustling space where residents can enjoy strolls along the beach-like shores, sunbathe and cool off.

With its strategic location near the upcoming Meydan One Mall and the Meydan Racecourse — home of the Dubai World Cup — as well as Dubai’s most noteworthy points of interest, Riviera represents one of Azizi Developments’ most coveted projects. Situated merely 1 minute from Al Khail Road, 10 minutes from Festival City & IKEA, Downtown Dubai and Sheikh Zayed Road, and 15 minutes from Dubai International Airport, Riviera is one of the best-connected communities in all of the emirate. 

About Azizi Developments:

Azizi Developments is a leading developer based in Dubai, UAE. With thousands of homes successfully delivered to local and international investors and end users of over 100 nationalities, the developer prides itself on its extensive portfolio of modern luxury developments across Dubai’s most sought-after residential destinations, its construction-driven approach, and its commitment to transparency and customer centricity. Azizi’s residential and commercial properties are investor friendly, catering to all lifestyles. The developer makes it its international mission to develop lifestyles and enrich the lives of its residents with a focus on catalysing the vision and development of the markets that it operates in. 

Azizi currently has approximately 100 ongoing projects that are to be delivered between 2020 and 2023, and an additional 100+ projects in planning, worth several billion US dollars, that are projected to be delivered between 2023 and 2025. The company has a strong track record and sizeable project pipeline through its extensive land bank and strategic partnerships with Dubai’s key master developers and is instrumental in developing world-class properties in MBR City, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai Healthcare City, Al Furjan, Studio City, Sports City and Downtown Jebel Ali.