Retirement communities

Avida’s pioneering Rimaal Village, designed by Craft of Architecture (COA), launched at Bvlgari Yacht Club, in Dubai.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

November saw the launch of a landmark later-living project, Rimaal Village by Avida, at Bvlgari Yacht Club in Dubai. The elegant evening was a true celebration of creativity, architecture, sustainability, lifestyle, and heritage, bolstered by fabulous food, fine art, live music, and presentations of ground-breaking ideas coming to life in this project.

The launch showcased a new philosophy in lifestyle design in a first-of-its-kind development consisting of 150 apartments and 50 villas, designed around a spectacular village centre and complete with boutique shopping, concierge, offices and boardrooms, library, multi-function room, lounge bar, restaurant, cinema, games room, spa and wellness centre, gym, bowling, pools, sports courts, and a supermarket.   Avida partnered with multi-award-winning architectural designers Craft of Architecture (COA) to create a ground-breaking, luxury-living retirement estate, centred around Community, Living, Wellness & Wealth in the UAE.

“The launch has been fantastic, with so many like-minded people here, bringing excellence and innovation together in a single project. It has been a pleasure to work closely with Avida. Shifting the narrative away from real estate and focusing on a lifestyle project will bring incredible value to residents,”

John van Wyk, founding partner and director at Craft of Architecture.

Avida’s instruction to COA was clear: shift the perception of ageing and redefine how we approach life in our later years. COA’s strong portfolio and their involvement in some of the most prestigious later-year living projects made them perfectly placed to partner with Avida on this project.

Dubai is Avida’s chosen location for their first Later Living Community. Aimed at both international and local high net worth retirees, the project’s core focus remains on the community, health, and wellness its residents will enjoy in this luxury, leisure-style residence.


To read more about the project, including COA’s design philosophy and sustainability on the project, click here.