UAE Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills meets Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed

18 March 2019


L to R: Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, HE Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Mustafa Al Ansari

HE Dr Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, UAE Cabinet Member and Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Skills, recently met with Arada Vice Chairman HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed at the Arada headquarters in Dubai Festival City.


HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud and HE Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi

Dr Belhoul was given a tour of the Arada office by Prince Khaled and Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, the CEO of Arada, and reviewed progress at Aljada, the developer’s record-breaking lifestyle community in Sharjah.


Ahmed Alkhoshaibi discusses Aljada by Arada with HE Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi at Arada headquarters in Dubai

The Minister was also given a briefing on Nest, a new student housing community for the UAE that is being built at Aljada, and which is located just 10 minutes’ walk away from Sharjah’s University City.

Nest, which is being launched on 19 March at Acres Real Estate Exhibition at Expo Center Sharjah, is being built to address the UAE’s need for more student accommodation as the country puts education at the heart of its national development programmes.


L to R: HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, HE Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, Ahmed Alkhoshaibi, Mustafa Al Ansari

Spread over a 35,000 square metre area on the University City side of Aljada, Nest features a total of 10 five-story buildings, all of which have been carefully designed with internal courtyards and spaces that provide meeting spaces for residents. Each block contains a selection of studios and two-, four-, five- and eight-bed dormitories, alongside laundry rooms, shared TV rooms and study areas. Different parts of the community have been allocated to accommodation for men and women, ensuring comfort and privacy for every tenant.


L to R: Mustafa Al Ansari, Dr. Ahmad bin Abdullah Humaid Belhoul Al Falasi, HRH Prince Khaled bin Alwaleed bin Talal Al Saud, Ahmed Alkhoshaibi

Featuring unrivalled design and amenities, construction on the 10-building complex will start in the first quarter of 2020, with completion scheduled for end-2021.

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