Officials at the ground-breaking for Aura and Aura Gardens.

Majid Al Futtaim – Communities, a part of UAE-based Majid Al Futtaim Properties, has appointed Shapoorji Pallonji International as the main contractor for the construction of its key projects Aura and Aura Gardens at Tilal Al Ghaf.

Located in the lifestyle destination creators’ landmark resort-style community in Dubai, the contract scope covers the construction of 808 villas set across two distinct neighbourhoods.

Announcing the appointment, Majid Al Futtaim – Communities said Aura and Aura Gardens meet a gap in the Dubai residential market for customer-centric homes designed to deliver an elevated living experience.

 Featuring customisable villas that can be tailored to suit a diverse set of lifestyle needs, the Aura neighbourhood consists of four-bedroom twin villas with exclusive Sky Suites, while Aura Gardens offers a mix of twin villas with Sky Suites and three-and-four-bedroom townhouses.

A Sky Suite is an innovative penthouse space with buyers able to opt between layouts configured for elevated entertaining or as self-contained guest accommodation, stated the developer.

 Working to a projected completion date of mid-2024, the total contract value stands at Dh799 million ($217.4 million), it added.

 A key highlight of Tilal Al Ghaf is its central recreational lagoon bordered by white sandy beaches, in addition to several parks, communal swimming pools and children’s pools, outdoor gyms, and cycling and jogging tracks interspersed by green open spaces.