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

Aldar Launches Athlon, Dubai's First Community Focused on 'Active Living'

Aldar Properties (Aldar) has introduced Athlon, a pioneering “active living” community in Dubai. This groundbreaking development redefines fitness-focused living by offering top-notch amenities and a dynamic schedule of wellness activities curated by experts to foster long-term well-being and a strong sense of community.

Athlon is Aldar’s second major residential project in Dubai, following the success of Haven by Aldar, launched in late 2023. Developed in partnership with Dubai Holding, a global investment firm with assets in 31 countries, Athlon reflects the company’s commitment to expanding its presence in the Dubai real estate market.

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Jonathan Emery, CEO of Aldar Development, stated, “The launch of Athlon signifies a key milestone in our ambitious expansion strategy in Dubai. With the growing demand for exceptional residential developments from both local and international investors, we believe Athlon’s innovative concept will attract a diverse group of investors and homeowners, setting a new benchmark for active living in the region.”

The luxurious development is located next to Global Village in a highly sought-after area and features the seamless integration of interactive green spaces such as vibrant parks, green walkways, and athletic zones. These spaces offer activities tailored to all age groups and interests.

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Athlon, derived from the Greek term for “place of contest,” is a master-planned community centered around a captivating central park that serves as its hub. It includes seven clubhouses and four additional themed parks named Adventure, Play, Wellness, and Valley, each offering social and fitness opportunities. With over 10 kilometers of paths, trails, and loops—including a cycling loop that connects to Al Qudra’s famous track—residents can enjoy jogging, cycling, rollerblading, and functional training.

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Athlon prioritizes holistic wellness, covering the emotional and psychological aspects of well-being through experiences that encourage movement, energy, clarity, flow, and balance. State-of-the-art facilities include a cutting-edge gym, a vibrant café, massage rooms, a calming sauna, a peaceful yoga room, and a creative kids’ playroom.

The 1,492 residential units around the parks consist of three to four-bedroom townhouses, three to five-bedroom standard villas, and four to six-bedroom premium villas. The residences are designed to maximize natural light and incorporate materials and colors that enhance space and wellness.

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Athlon follows Aldar’s commitment to sustainability and achieving net-zero goals by focusing on low-carbon and efficient design principles. The development supports this strategy through the use of low-carbon, locally sourced materials and ethical, green building practices.

The project has achieved LEED Platinum pre-certification due to features such as smart waste disposal systems, electric vehicle charging stations, and water- and energy-saving fixtures, as well as easy access to public transportation. Athlon has also received a 2-star rating from Fitwel for promoting health, well-being, and active lifestyles.

Sales for the first phase of the development will begin on May 7, with prices starting at AED 2.8 million.

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