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Renowned Sha Wellness Clinic to Open their First Centre in the Middle East

Sha Emirates. Courtesy of Imkan

Abu Dhabi based property developer Imkan has partnered with the award-winning European health and wellness facility Sha Wellness Clinic to bring their first center to the Middle East. Named the Sha Emirates, the wellness clinic will be ideally located within Imkan’s 370ha AlJurf project. The clinic is set to bring world-class treatment to the Middle East for the first time ever.

This initiative aims to positively influence the life of the visitors by naturally enhancing their existence through the combination of ancient eastern disciplines and cutting edge western methods. With their primary facility located in Alicante, Spain and a second one set to open in 2021 in Mexico, the Middle East center will be Sha Wellness’ third clinic in the world.

“The collaboration between Imkan and Sha Wellness Clinic has brought the Sha Emirates to AlJurf, with the facility being the first in the Middle East. Our aim is to fully support living a healthy lifestyle and become a catalyst for health and wellness in the UAE.” said Walid El-Hindi, Chief Executive Officer of Imkan. 

He added: “Sha Emirates’ philosophy is that the very best health for mind, body, and soul is attained through marrying optimum nutrition and therapy with external elements of luxurious and relaxing surroundings. Mirroring our vision for AlJurf, it is without a doubt that our second home destination becomes the ideal setting for our health wellness-led project.” 

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Courtesy of Sha Emirates AlJurf

Architects NYAA and Brewer Smith Brewer Gulf Group have chosen to build the clinic along the Sahel Al Emarat – also called the Riviera of the UAE. The grounds will traverse an aggregate of 125,000 sqkm that have been designed to work in co-action with nature instilling advanced features that will help limit carbon footprint. The interior and exterior of the facility will also reflect on nature by featuring white elegant curves, and delicately layered edges. The Sha Emirates is also said to boast a total of 120 rooms and suites with hanging gardens where guests will be able to admire the wildlife while overlooking incredible views of the Arabian Gulf coastline. 

“After a decade transforming the lives of thousands of people from around the world at our current location in Spain, we dreamt of crossing the seas to new continents,” said Alejandro Bataller Pineda, Vice President of SHA Wellness Clinic. 

AlJurf Masterplan

He added, “ For years we traveled to dozens of locations in search of the perfect nature, warm weather, and accessibility to replicate SHA. It was not easy, but we finally found everything we could imagine and more at the seaside destination of AlJurf, in the United Arab Emirates. The luxury development is surrounded by wildlife and nestled in a beautiful serene landscape. It’s the perfect place for people looking to escape city life and recuperate.” 

The total expenditure evaluated for this wellness sanctuary is AED 600 million and it is set to open its doors in the year 2023.  

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