Bahrain: Riffa Views releases homes

Published December 14th, 2005 - 05:22 GMT

Riffa Views, the newly established property development firm based at Riffa Golf Club began selling the first of its houses when it opened the doors of its sales center to the public on Tuesday the 13th of December. 


In its first release of properties Riffa Views is making 81 villas available to purchase off plan.  The stunning new property development is excitingly master planned by EDAW, the leading international architects whose award-winning designs supported London’s successful Olympic bid.  His Highness Shaikh Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, The Crown Prince of the Kingdom of Bahrain and Commander-in-Chief of the Bahrain Defence Force warmly welcomed the master plan of Riffa Views along with senior ministers and leaders of the banking and industrial communities at a celebratory event held on Monday.


The project features 900 top quality designed and built homes woven around a planned new PGA championship golf course designed by internationally famed Arthur Hills/Steve Forrest & Associates. 


The development laces three neighbourhood clusters together with extensive landscaping that combines arid desert scenes with emerald parklands and lagoons whilst almost all homes at the same time enjoy open views of the golf fairways.  A mortgage finance arrangement has been agreed between Riffa Views and the Bahrain Islamic Bank to assist purchasers.


“Riffa Views brings a unique residential development to Bahrain that is thoughtfully planned to set tastefully designed homes alongside a superlative golf course, as well as a range of leisure, shopping, educational and community facilities – all right on the doorstep,” said Atif Abdulmalik, Chairman of Riffa Views.


“We are committed to excellence in the design and delivery of the project so that Riffa Views will deliver top quality homes at affordable prices,” he added.

“We’ve had a huge amount of early inquiries about our plans, particularly from players at the Riffa Golf Club.  However although most homes will have spectacular views of the golf course, Riffa Views has such a wide range of facilities it can be enjoyed by everyone, including non-golfers.”


“Riffa Views will appeal to those looking for a lifestyle opportunity.  We have invested a great deal of care into creating a community for people who are not just looking to invest, but who plan to live in their homes.  So our designs have to please potentially long-term residents who are the most discerning buyers,” said Abdulmalik. 


“We have drawn on the very best design and construction consultancy teams to create a unique gated community, set in its own green, landscaped grounds with a range of leisure facilities and amenities unmatched elsewhere in Bahrain.”


The development of 900 homes combines 18 different four-bedroom villa designs reflecting an architectural fusion of Middle and Far Eastern themes using materials that reflect environmental concerns suitable for Bahrain’s climate and cultural heritage.  Prices for the initial 81 villas currently being released start from 170,000BHD, with a total plot area ranging from 500 square meters to 1,800 square meters.


A further phase of sales will begin early next year, with work on site set to begin in June 2006, and the First Phase of the project due for completion by the first quarter of 2008.


Riffa Views is the result of a joint venture between the Bahrain-based Arcapita Bank and Bahrain International Golf Course Company.


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