Majid Al Futtaim Introduces Expanded Lagoon and Green Spaces at Tilal Al Ghaf


Significant Master Plan Enhancements Deliver Elevated Lifestyle Experience at Dubai’s Most Desirable Community  

Dubai, UAE: Majid Al Futtaim Communities, part of Majid Al Futtaim Properties, today announced the upgraded master plan for Tilal Al Ghaf, its flagship community in Dubai. Already one of the most desirable destinations in Dubai, the enhanced master plan is set to further elevate Tilal Al Ghaf’s appeal as an exclusive resort-style community. Highlights include a 20 per cent increase in greenery, a 50 per cent increase in the size of the recreational Tilal Al Ghaf Lagoon, and the introduction of even more premium lifestyle amenities. Underlining the aim to support low-density housing, the increased greenery and community spaces will foster exclusivity and additional privacy for residents. It also means fewer vehicles, more open spaces, exceptional lifestyle and an environment that’s cleaner and healthier.  

The revised plan delivers to the Dubai 2040 Urban Master Plan and, specifically, its key pillars of doubling Dubai’s green and leisure spaces and increasing greenery to 60 per cent across the city. With public green spaces becoming increasingly integral to improving lifestyles and quality of life, the demand for healthy and green living communities has been increasing consistently. Majid Al Futtaim Communities is responding to its customers’ feedback by recognizing their desires for more exclusive and low-density communities, and thereby enhancing its product offering to fit their discerning requirements.   

“The enhanced master plan for Tilal Al Ghaf sets a new benchmark for luxurious and sustainable living in Dubai,” commented Hawazen Esber, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Communities. “Not only will future residents have immediate access to amenities one would expect to find at a premium resort, but they will also benefit from their homes being surrounded by nature, with a stunning lagoon just moments away.”  

“Driven by our placemaking principles and our obsession with customer centricity, the enhanced Tilal Al Ghaf master plan will deliver an unparalleled standard of living in Dubai, where exclusivity and nature blend harmoniously,” he continued. 

Tilal Al Ghaf Lagoon grows and prospers 

At the heart of the community is the Tilal Al Ghaf Lagoon, a unique recreational facility bordered by white sandy beaches and palm trees, that uses Crystal Lagoon Technology to keep its waters pristine so that residents can swim and participate in a variety of water sports. The updated master plan sees the Lagoon expanding to a total surface area of 10 hectares.  

Further enriching Tilal Al Ghaf’s resort-inspired luxury lifestyle proposition, the community will also benefit from two new beach clubs – each located at either end of the community – offering world-class facilities for water-based activities, beach sports, and tennis. Tilal Al Ghaf’s waterfront neighbourhoods will also benefit from having a private beach for the exclusive use of residents. 

Resort living reinvented  

With the revised master plan comes the introduction of the Lagoon Islands at Tilal Al Ghaf, an ultra-exclusive neighbourhood with expansive homes situated directly on the water and benefiting from private beach access. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim Communities will soon launch an innovative new lifestyle proposition with homes designed to exist in perfect harmony with the natural environment.  

The Alaya neighbourhood, which is yet to be formally announced, will include sizeable villas with a range of luxurious configuration options. Designed to enhance residents’ lifestyles, with stylish interiors characterised by flowing spaces, the use of organic textures and high-quality natural finishes, and ample natural light to bring the outdoors in. With customizable suites, two styles of landscaping options and other personalized elements, homeowners will be able to add an extra personal touch. 

Space to play, space to relax, space to breathe 

Directly addressing the growing desires from investors and owner-occupiers, Majid Al Futtaim Communities has recognised the need to increase the community’s outdoor areas, introducing more premium leisure opportunities, while decreasing the built-up area and density. The initial Tilal Al Ghaf master plan, which was launched in 2020, allowed for a total of 6,500 homes and a GFA of 1.4 million across the three million square metre site. In contrast, the new master plan features 3,500 homes and a GFA of 1 million square metres, linking back to the markets’ request for low-density communities, increased greenery, and larger, more exclusive homes.  

Ample opportunities to connect with nature and get active outdoors 

With Tilal al Ghaf being designed in line with Majid Al Futtaim Communities’ commitment to sustainable design and living, the walkable neighbourhoods are connected by several walking trails, 15 kilometres of cycling and jogging tracks, and lush landscaping. In addition, the total number of community parks will increase to more than 35, with additional landscaped areas across the entire destination and each neighbourhood featuring inspiring playgrounds designed to stimulate children’s creativity.  

About Tilal Al Ghaf:

Tilal Al Ghaf is Majid Al Futtaim’s flagship mixed-use community in Dubai, providing a contemporary and luxurious resort-like living experience. 

Nestled in the heart of new Dubai, with a stunning lagoon and white sandy beaches at its heart, Tilal Al Ghaf balances luxury resort-style living with a fresh urban feeling. With its exceptional amenities, unique architectural design and unparalleled attention to detail, every home in Tilal Al Ghaf is created with the customer in mind.

Staying true to Majid Al Futtaim’s commitment to sustainable design and living, the community features walkable neighbourhoods connected by a meticulously crafted network of pathways, cycling tracks and jogging trails. A world of culinary experiences, signature Majid Al Futtaim retail selection and a world-renowned school is never more than a short stroll away.

About Majid Al Futtaim:

Founded in 1992, Majid Al Futtaim is the leading shopping mall, communities, retail and leisure pioneer across the Middle East, Africa and Asia. 

A remarkable business success story, Majid Al Futtaim started from one man’s vision to transform the face of shopping, entertainment and leisure to ‘create great moments for everyone, every day’. It has since grown into one of the United Arab Emirates’ most respected and successful businesses spanning 17 international markets, employing more than 43,000 people, and obtaining the highest credit rating (BBB) among privately-held corporates in the region.

Majid Al Futtaim owns and operates 29 shopping malls, 13 hotels and four mixed-use communities, with further developments underway in the region. The shopping malls portfolio includes Mall of the 

Emirates, Mall of Egypt, Mall of Oman, City Centre malls, My City Centre neighbourhood centres, and five community malls which are in joint venture with the Government of Sharjah. The Company is the exclusive franchisee for Carrefour in over 30 markets across the Middle East, Africa and Asia, operating a portfolio of more than 375 outlets including City+, the region’s first checkout-free store, and an online store.

Majid Al Futtaim operates more than 500 VOX Cinemas screens as well as a portfolio of world-class leisure and entertainment experiences across the region including Ski Dubai, Ski Egypt, Dreamscape, Magic Planet, Little Explorers and iFLY Dubai. The Company is parent to a Fashion, Home and Specialty retail business representing international brands such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister, AllSaints, lululemon athletica, Crate & Barrel, Maisons du Monde, LEGO and THAT, a Majid Al Futtaim fashion concept store and app. In addition, Majid Al Futtaim operates Enova, a facility and energy management company, through a joint venture operation with Veolia, a global leader in optimised environment resource management.