Aldar Launches Athlon, Dubai’s First ‘Active Living’ Community

Aldar Launches Athlon, Dubai’s First ‘Active Living’ Community

Aldar Properties (Aldar) has introduced Athlon, a groundbreaking “active living” community in Dubai that focuses on holistic wellness and community engagement. This development blends top-notch amenities with an innovative activity schedule curated by wellness specialists, aiming to foster long-term well-being and a strong sense of community among residents.

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Athlon marks Aldar’s second major residential project in Dubai, following the success of Haven by Aldar, which launched in late 2023. Developed in partnership with Dubai Holding, a diversified global investment company with operations in 31 countries, Athlon redefines fitness-oriented living for residents.

Strategic Expansion

Jonathan Emery, Chief Executive Officer of Aldar Development, commented, “The launch of Athlon is a pivotal step in our ambitious expansion strategy in Dubai, building upon the success of Haven by Aldar. We anticipate high demand for exceptional residential projects from local and international investors, and Athlon’s unique approach is set to appeal to a broad audience of investors and homeowners, setting a new benchmark for active living in the region.”

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Prime Location and Features

Located adjacent to Global Village in a coveted area, Athlon seamlessly integrates interactive green spaces with vibrant parks, green walkways, and athletic areas. The community offers a wide range of activities suited to all ages and interests.

Named after the Greek term for “place of contest,” Athlon features a captivating central park as its core, surrounded by seven clubhouses and four distinct parks: Adventure, Play, Wellness, and Valley. These areas are designed to facilitate social interaction and fitness. The community offers over 10 kilometers of paths and trails, including a cycling loop that connects to Al Qudra’s famous track, providing numerous opportunities for jogging, cycling, rollerblading, and functional training.

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Comprehensive Wellness Approach

Athlon thoughtfully considers the full spectrum of wellness, encompassing physically demanding activities and those that prioritize well-being, sports, play, and socializing. This focus benefits residents, guests, and employees alike. Within the natural landscape, experiences that promote movement, energy, clarity, flow, and balance can be found. State-of-the-art facilities include a gym, a lively café, luxurious massage rooms, a calming sauna, a tranquil yoga room, and an imaginative kids’ playroom.

The community comprises 1,492 residential units surrounding the parks, including three- to four-bedroom townhouses, three- to five-bedroom standard villas, and four- to six-bedroom premium villas. These residences are designed to maximize natural light and use materials and colors that enhance space and well-being.

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Commitment to Sustainability

Aldar’s commitment to sustainability and net-zero targets is evident in Athlon’s development. The project incorporates low-carbon and locally sourced materials, as well as ethical green building techniques. Smart waste disposal systems, electric vehicle charging stations, water and energy-saving fixtures, and easy access to public transportation contribute to Athlon’s LEED Platinum pre-certification.

Additionally, Athlon has earned a 2-star rating from Fitwel, a leading certification system dedicated to building health for all. This reflects the development’s commitment to promoting health, well-being, and active lifestyles.

The first phase of sales for the development will commence on May 7, with prices starting at AED 2.8 million. Athlon represents a new era of living in Dubai, focusing on creating a vibrant, sustainable community dedicated to active lifestyles.

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