Aldar properties launches three new residential developments in Abu Dhabi
- Al Hadeel, Ansam and Nareel Island mark next phase of development for Aldar.
- Real estate developments reinforce emergence of the Yas Island and Al Raha Beach area as residential lifestyle communities and leisure destinations.
- Ansam and Al Hadeel located in investment zones and open to purchase by non-UAE citizens.
- Nareel Island to be developed as a prime residential lifestyle master-planned community for UAE nationals to build bespoke villas.
Aldar Properties PJSC, Abu Dhabi’s leading listed property company, today launched three major new residential developments in prime areas of Abu Dhabi, including in investment zones where property can be purchased by non-UAE nationals.
Off-plan sales for the three developments will commence in May and construction is scheduled to begin in 2015. The three developments have a combined gross development value of approximately AED 5 billion.
The “Ansam” development — the first phase of which comprises 540 golf fairway apartment units — will overlook the award-winning Yas Links Golf Course on Yas Island, the premier lifestyle destination in Abu Dhabi. Yas Island is the location of Abu Dhabi’s Yas Marina Formula One circuit, Yas Waterworld, the Ferrari World theme park, the soon-to-be-opened Yas Mall, seven well-appointed hotels including Yas Viceroy, Yas Beach and the world famous entertainment venues of Du Arena and Du Forum.
Just across the bay from Yas Island, Aldar will develop the “Al Hadeel” development at Al Bandar on the popular Al Raha Beach Waterfront, offering 230 apartment and townhouse units.
The third development is located on Nareel Island where Aldar is offering a premier lifestyle residential waterfront master-planned development, comprising of 143 well-appointed villa plots that allow UAE nationals to develop bespoke homes. The island is close to the Al Bateen area of central Abu Dhabi.
H.E. Abubaker Seddiq Al Khoori, Chairman of Aldar Properties said: “Following the successful completion of the integration process after the Aldar-Sorouh merger, we have focused all of our efforts on the implementation of our strategy. We are currently exploring 23 exciting real estate developments, excluding government projects, three of which have been announced today as part of the next phase of growth of our business. All our future developments will be carefully developed in line with market demand in Abu Dhabi. This exciting pipeline of real estate developments showcases our ability to monetise our land bank to increase cash flows, grow our recurring revenues and create value for our shareholders.”
Mohamed Al Mubarak, Deputy Chief Executive and Chief Portfolio Management Officer of Aldar Properties added: “Our three new developments are in well-established locations where we are seeing strong interest in high-quality residential property. With leasing and sales activity in Abu Dhabi picking up significantly in the last year, this is the right time for Aldar to embark on the next phase of development, with the launch of well-designed projects that respond closely to end-user demand and support the Emirate’s economic progress. We therefore expect these developments to be popular among Abu Dhabi residents and long-term investors.”
Yas Island has developed into a major lifestyle and leisure destination in the Middle East in the last few years, thanks to the of the hosting of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix at the Yas Marina Circuit, and the development of the Yas Marina, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Yas Water World, and the Yas Links Golf Course. Yas Mall, which will house over 400 retail outlets, is due to open in time for the 2014 Grand Prix in November. Occupancy at the seven hotels on Yas Island owned by Aldar increased to 75 percent in 2013, from 63 percent a year earlier.
Meanwhile, Al Raha Beach is a thriving community built alongside a natural beach front, adjacent to the main highway between Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Aldar has completed several world-class residential developments in the area in recent years, including Al Bandar, Al Zeina and Al Muneera.
Gurjit Singh, Chief Development Officer of Aldar Properties said: “Yas Island has already become a prime lifestyle leisure destination in the region, and the opening of Yas Mall at the end of this year and the launch of residential developments will only add to its allure. Meanwhile, Aldar’s Al Raha Beach developments are highly sought-after because of their convenient location, close to Yas Island, the international airport, and important new economic projects, including the KIZAD industrial zone.”
The first phase of the development is situated fronting onto the Yas Links Golf fairways and comprises four Andalusian-inspired apartment complexes with a variety of studio, one, two and three-bedroom apartments, totalling 540 units. Ansam also overlooks the Yas waterways and is in close proximity to Yas Mall, Yas Waterpark, Ferrari World and Yas Beach.
The development capitalises on its unique golf course frontage with the majority of apartments facing the spectacular views of the Yas Links Golf Course and its waterways. Each complex has high quality amenities, including an infinity lap pool, kids’ pool, sunbeds and loungers, a pool bar and variety of open spaces for occasional events. Other amenities available are gymnasiums, a multi-purpose hall to host indoor functions and a barbeque area, all of which are dedicated to compliment the needs in a family-oriented community.
About Al Hadeel
The mid-rise residential development is located on the Raha Beach Waterfront promenade and offers a mix of 230 units, including studios, one-, two- and three-bedroom apartments, as well as well-appointed townhouses at the waterfront promenade, with the majority enjoying views to the waterways. The marine-inspired aesthetics of the property draws comparisons with the organic clean white lines of executive boats, with the transparent glass balconies enabling unspoilt views out across the open waterways. Al Hadeel will also offer residents all the amenities of community living, including swimming pools, a gymnasium, roof-top decks, a playground, barbeque and private party facilities, as well as convenient access to all the retail and food and beverage outlets along the beautiful waterfront promenade.
About Nareel Island
Nareel Island consists of two islands each comprising bespoke waterfront villa plots, totalling 143 villas as a waterfront community. The development, exclusive to UAE nationals, is located next to the prestigious Emirates Palace and Etihad Towers developments overlooking the Arabian Gulf. The development’s master plan has been carefully created in accordance with the Urban Planning Council’s development guidelines. Purchasers will be provided with clear design guidelines, to ensure all villa developments are developed in consonance with the community’s aesthetic identity.