Tilal Al Ghaf Wins Best Sustainable Community at 2022 International Property Awards


Majid Al Futtaim’s Flagship Resort-Style Destination In Dubai Recognised with Prestigious Global Award For Its Commitment To Sustainable Living And Lifestyles

Dubai, UAE: Majid Al Futtaim Communities, part of Majid Al Futtaim Properties, has announced that Tilal Al Ghaf, its landmark destination in Dubai, has received the prestigious Sustainable Residential Development  at the 2022 Africa & Arabia Property Awards, hosted by International Property Awards. The award was presented to the Majid Al Futtaim Communities team at a gala event held at the Habtoor Grand Hotel in Dubai on October 6, 2022.

A high-profile annual event that celebrates the highest levels of achievement across all sectors of the global property and real estate industry, the International Property Awards is renowned as a mark of international excellence. The Awards are judged by a panel of over 100 industry experts who consider a wide range of factors ranging from architecture, waste materials handling and recycling, and energy efficiency, to climate control, conservation and cultivation, and innovation and technology.

Hawazen Esber, Chief Executive Officer, Majid Al Futtaim Communities, comments: “We are proud that Tilal Al Ghaf has been recognised as best Sustainable Residential Development at this year’s International Property Awards. This really stands as testament to Majid Al Futtaim Communities’ unwavering commitment to sustainable design and living, which is core to our creation of exceptional communities that enhance the quality of life of the people who live, work, and play there.”

He continues: “The fact that we faced such stiff competition from scores of quality sustainable developments from across Africa and Arabia, demonstrates that our industry is moving in the right direction to help to combat climate change. It is critical that we all continue to strive to put sustainability at the top of the agenda to conserve our planet’s resources for future generations.”

As Dubai’s first BREEAM interim certified project and home to the region’s first Zero Positive building, sustainable strategies are applied throughout Tilal Al Ghaf to reduce energy usage, including minimising the urban heat island effect with ample green and blue infrastructure to promote enhanced thermal comfort, air movement and quality. Resource efficiency solutions include PV panels, solar LED street lighting, and smart metering; wherever possible, materials and fittings are locally sourced, recycled or reused, and products with Environmental Product Declarations are prioritised.

Conveniently located in new Dubai, Tilal Al Ghaf is a luxury resort-style community with nature at its heart. Ample opportunities exist for residents and their guests to enjoy an active outdoor lifestyle, with walkable neighbourhoods set in lush landscaping and interconnected by 18 kilometres of walking trails and 11 kilometres of cycling and jogging tracks. At the Centre of the community sits the 150,000 square metre Tilal Al Ghaf Lagoon, a stunning recreational facility bordered by white sandy beaches and palm trees where residents and their guests can swim and participate in a variety of beach and water sports. To enable easy access to everything required for daily life and reduce reliance on private vehicles, the community also features a choice of quality community facilities, from parks, beach clubs and playgrounds to retail, dining, and cultural options.

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.