Dubai-based AARK Developers has announced the launch of Sora Beach Residences, a first-of-its-kind high-rise tower on Al Marjan Island in Ras Al Khaimah, being built at an investment of AED4 billion ($1.08 billion).
Standing tall with 18 floors, the property’s unique architectural design has been conceptualised by renowned Japanese architectural firm Nikken Sekkei, the creatives behind global iconic landmarks in Asia, Middle East and most recently the acclaimed One Zabeel development in Dubai.
With a built-up area of 1.8 million sq ft, AARK Developers said the residents will get to enjoy exclusive access to over 50 world-class amenities, including a private beach club, five-star dining options, an infinity sky bar and pool and even a private ferry shuttle service for convenient transportation around the island. 
In addition, this groundbreaking project boasts the largest beachfront in Al Marjan Island, offering unparalleled private beach access spanning 1,000 ft, it stated.
The timeless interiors of Sora Beach Residences will be done by Shalini Misra Design, a multi-award winning interior design practice, with offices in London, New York, Delhi and Dubai. 
The project was unveiled by AARK Developers Chairman Rahul Kumar Gupta at a glittering  ceremony held in Dubai which was attended by senior officials including Sheikh Sultan Bin Saqer Al Nuaimi; Marjan CEO Architect Abdulla Al Abdouli, Fadi Jabri, the CEO of Nikken Sekkei FZ Dubai   and Ekta Jain, the Head of Interior Design for Shalini Misra Design. 
Lauding the project, Al Abdouli said: "A project of this stature truly reflects our commitment to creating unparalleled living experiences for residents and guests on this iconic island that reflects Ras Al Khaimah’s unique natural beauty."
"With its sophisticated design, sprawling beach front and world-class amenities, SORA Beach Residences will further elevate the appeal of Al Marjan Island and offer an exceptional opportunity to invest in ultra-premium waterfront living. This further reinstates Ras Al Khaimah’s appeal as a fast-growing investment and lifestyle destination," he added.
Jabri expressed delight at introducing Nikken Sekkei's iconic design in the UAE with SORA Beach Residences. 
"Our commitment to excellence and ability to seamlessly blend aesthetic beauty with practical functionality have earned us international acclaim and numerous prestigious awards," he stated.
"This architectural marvel will have unique design elements such as magnificent halls, splendid facades and a larger-than-life lobby atrium with a striking 140 feet high arch. This is slated to be one of the grandest atriums ever seen in the region," he added.
On the landmark project, Gupta said with its unparalleled beachfront location, iconic design, and top-of-the-line amenities, the SORA Beach Residences will not only redefine but also set a new standard for upscale living in Al Marjan Island. 
"The team and strategic partners have collaborated to craft an experience that transcends mere accommodation and fosters a lifestyle of unparalleled comfort and opulence in one of UAE’s fastest-growing emirates," noted the top official.
In addition to this, AARK had recently completed and delivered Gardenia Living in Arjan and they will also be delivering AARK Residences in DubaiLand in Q4 of 2024. 
Also in the pipeline for the developer is yet another project AARK Terraces that will be revealed in Q3. 
AARK Developers has acquired a substantial number of plots in strategic locations such as DubaiLand, Arjan and JVC which will further roll out their ambitious plans in the UAE. 
"With a deep understanding of the region and a thorough study of the UAE real estate market, AARK Developers have put together a dedicated, in-house sales team to present this ultra luxury beach front property to investors and residents," he added.
On the iconic interiors, Misra said: "Our design aesthetic merges traditional and contemporary elements with exceptional quality craftsmanship, unforgettably beautiful artworks and attention to detail in spaces that both capture the imagination and stand the test of time."
"We are excited to now bring this design philosophy to create unique interiors for the stunning SORA Beach Residences. Our interiors complement the remarkable architecture of Nikken Sekkei, acting an extension of the views and the breathtaking landscape with stunning materials and finishes and a serene colour palette," she added.-TradeArabia News Service