Arada awards $20.4mn largest fitness center contract to RAQ Contracting

By Arya M Nair, Intern Reporter
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Arada has awarded a major contract to build Sharjah’s largest and technologically advanced fitness center, which will be located in the popular Madar family entertainment district at its Aljada megaproject.

The gym, which is more than 65,000 square feet in size, will be operated by Wellfit, the fast-growing fitness brand founded by Arada in 2021. The contract, which covers the construction of all buildings within the second phase of Madar, will also see the construction of an 18,000 sq ft trampoline park that will be managed by BOUNCE, marking the popular Australian brand’s debut in Sharjah, alongside the new public facilities to support growing visitor numbers at the destination.

Valued at $20.4 million, the contract was awarded to Dubai-based RAQ Contracting, which is already working elsewhere on the Aljada Jobsite constructing the second Sarab garden villa community. The construction began in May and work will take 12 months to complete.

Ahmed Alkhoshaibi
Ahmed Alkhoshaibi
CEO – Arada

“The award of this contract shows our determination to provide residents and visitors to Aljada with truly world-class facilities and experiences. Wellfit is rapidly establishing itself as the UAE’s premier fitness and wellness brand, and this incredible new fitness hub is in line with our mission to enable healthy and active lifestyles for everyone in both Aljada and Sharjah.”

Wellfit Aljada is situated over two floors and is situated in a beautiful elliptical structure that is surrounded by a green landscape. The fitness center has separate gyms for men and women, assessment areas, and fitness studios with space allocated for Mixed Martial Arts (MMA), yoga, spinning and a special studio dedicated to children. Wellfit Aljada will also contain a Hungry Wolves café, serving up healthy and delicious meals and snacks, as well as a sporting goods store.

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