The Most Popular Amenities in Cairo’s New Property Developments
by Admin on February 26, 2019
There is so much to choose from when it comes to buying a new home in any of Egypt’s new property developments. Every home buyer will have their own priorities when deciding which development to go for; the credibility of the developer, the project location or the availability of amenities. Residential developments in Egypt are no longer just a place to call home as developers compete to offer the whole luxury lifestyle experience through providing world-class facilities and extras that set them apart from others.
There is no doubt that amenities play a major role in offering quality living; whether it’s a 24-hour concierge services, swimming pools, a gym or a clubhouse, these have all become necessities in any new residential compound. Amenities have a positive effect on the well-being of occupants in any new development as they contribute to the pleasure of residents. With professionals enduring increased stress levels along with the inconvenience of commuting to work, a home is not just a comfy apartment or villa to live in but rather it is a haven for owners to take part in leisure, sport or entertainment activities that they enjoy. The availability of amenities such as a community centre also helps in engaging people which brings a sense of belonging in a society and creates a healthy community identity.
In this article, we look at 10 of the most popular amenities in new developments around Cairo.
Open Spaces & Parks – Villette by SODIC
Villette in New Cairo features four pocket parks spanning a total of 52,000 square metres; a community park, a sports park, a meditation park and entertainment park. The parks encompass a total area equivalent to 10 times the size of a standard football field, designed to serve a wide range of diverse recreational interests that cater to different ages and lifestyles. Each of Villette’s four pocket parks is individually designed to accommodate every age and lifestyle complete with pet-friendly landscaping. Residents can enjoy a plethora of recreational activities, such as contemplating at the Aura, throwing a birthday party for friends and family at The Hive, playing basketball or croquet and working out at The Olympia, or attending outdoor theatre events and community gatherings at The Scene. Being a source of wellness, energy, fine entertainment and pure inspiration, Villette offers its residents the rejuvenation and serenity of suburban life coupled with the action of a very social and energetic town centre.
Communal Rooftop Amenities – Bloomfields by Tatweer Misr
Bloomfields in Mostakbal City unveils an innovative contemporary concept, streamlined to offer a variety of incredible amenities reflected in its triple mixed-use buildings. The project is aesthetically designed to embrace cascading green terraces, floating pools, and interactive roofs, as well as breakthrough flying residences for homeowners to connect, walk, and relax as they fully enjoy their everyday life. Imaginatively planned to become an iconic landmark in Mostakbal City, BLOOMFIELDS combines the quality of living in a breathing green environment with the excitement of enjoying a central urban lifestyle; all seamlessly interconnected by linked activity bridges for homeowners to appreciate luxury living at varied heights.
Entertainment and Health – District Five by Marakez
District Five in New Cairo promotes the outdoor experience in a safe environment through an integrated network of trail systems, bike lanes, landscaped parks and plazas connected to the heart of the project - The Clubhouse and Gateway Plaza. A myriad of leisure and entertainment options can be found in District Five’s Lifestyle Centre, including a cinema, a theatre, restaurants, cafés, fine dining options, and top international retailers. An outdoor plaza allows visitors to also enjoy the greenery and special family entertainment options where kids can play in a fun and safe environment. The state-of-the art Wellness Centre allows residents to make use of the track, pool, gym, and sports pitches. Fitness studios will offer fitness classes, yoga, and meditation ensuring residents connect both physically and mentally at District Five.
Smart City Amenities – Badya The Creative City by Palm Hills
Badya in 6th of October City west of Cairo is a truly cognitive city, created in partnership with IBM, will be the first of its kind in Africa and the Middle East. Facial recognition technology will minimize unwanted loitering and ensure every aspect of well-being to all residents. City Surveillance will promise safer streets and secure neighbourhoods. Badya Pay will provide a cashless community. Waste management handled by Badya City Operating Room will ensure a healthier and more hygienic way of life. Predictive Maintenance Solutions Network will allow residents to live in a community that runs smoothly and effortlessly with no need to call for repairs. Micro-sensors to detect air pollutants, noise levels, heat and humidity readings. Intelligent lighting will allow for cellular cooling technology and optimized brightness.
Shopping & Dinning – Cairo Festival City by Al Futtaim
A property in New Cairo’s Festival Living Apartments or Oriana Villas comes with many perks, perhaps the most important of which is the state-of-the-art mall moments away. Cairo Festival City Mall is a regional shopping centre located in the heart of Cairo Festival City. The mall extends over 158,000 square meters and is spread on three levels, anchored by furniture flagship store IKEA, hypermarket Carrefour, and four department stores (Debenhams, H&M, Marks & Spencer and ZARA. The mall includes a village area, with some 35 restaurants surrounding a water fountain and an amphitheatre. East of the amphitheatre is The Marquee Theatre with 1,656 seats. Since its inauguration in 2015, The Marquee hosted a series of international and regional performances, some of which are the international productions of Thriller Live and Dora as well as the regional TEDxCairo. The Marquee also hosted the French pianist, Richard Clayderman, the Romanian Royal Camerata, Gheorghe Zamfir, and the Algerian singer Souad Massi.
Medical Centre & Hotel – Etapa by City Edge Developments
Etapa is located in the heart of Sheikh Zayed City and offers only 493 residential homes. It is an exclusive low-density gated community with an array of amenities that adequately cater for its residents. In addition to the in-house range of amenities, the neighbouring Etapa Square offers much more to Etapa home owners. Etapa Square is a mixed-use project that includes Business District, Mall, Medical Center, Hotel, Sky Oasis, Family Entertainment Center (FEC) and Market Place, all intergrated by an innovative conept.
Business Park – Hyde Park New Cairo
Many professionals spend long hours commuting to work. Living in Hyde Park New Cairo might offer the opportunity to live close to work. Hyde Park’s Business District is a prestigious mixed-use business park with international standard office space. It offers a comprehensive bundle of services and facilities that makes doing business simpler. As a next-generation, mixed-use administrative project, Hyde Park’s Business District features various complementing facilities and a bundle of services that serve to simplify the day to day running of any business. Business District enjoys a most premium locale that is convenient, practical and calming. Nestled within Hyde Park New Cairo’s renowned park with its vast landscapes and lush greenery, the Business District is in immediate proximity of numerous recreational and commercial facilities.
Water Lagoons – Sarai by MNHD
Sarai’s lagoons are the biggest Cairo has ever witnessed, spread across an area of 50,000 sqm, it’s the pulsing heart of the community, surrounded by a perfect setting for top-notch entertainment, retail outlets and delightful eateries. Fresh air, summer breeze, sunset horizons, lush greens and waterways that bring life to their surroundings – that is a glimpse of everyday life in Sarai’s acres of outdoors. To cater to the nature lovers, a Garden of Eden with swaying trees and flowing waters is spread at residents' doorstep, perfect for a morning jog, an afternoon stroll, a friendly cup of coffee, or a family picnic. Sarai’s landscaped outdoors will spoil its home owners with the rare luxury of wide-open spaces.
Cultural Events – Alburouj by Capital Group Properties
The cultural hub in Alburouj, which is operated by El Sawy Cultural Wheel, promises to be a meeting point for all the country's art and culture connoisseurs, after having entered the scene with an official inauguration in October 2018 with a classic opening performance featuring the legendary Omar Khairat and with Ramzi Yassa as a guest of honour. The venue takes up to 7.000 standing or 2.500 people seated. Alburouj residents will have access to all the live events and activities at their doorstep in El Sawy Cultural Wheel; workshops, seminars, art exhibitions and movie shows.
Educational Facilities – O West by Orascom Development
O West in 6th of October City promises first-class education facilities available on-site with the aim to deliver education to residents that puts it up there as one of the best in Egypt. The educational zone will be home to 3 international schools. O West was created to bring with it a lifestyle that meets the needs of everyone. The downtown district is where one can find large retailers and small boutique shops as well as restaurants and cafes. This unique urban experience can only be delivered through Orascom Development with their 30 years of experience creating fully integrated destinations and a proven track record of sustainable development, including hotels, real estate units, and leisure facilities such as golf courses, marinas and supporting infrastructure.
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