AD pumps in Dh5bn on Yas, Saadiyat infrastructure

By DG Staff

ABU DHABI 11 July 2019: Abu Dhabi is pumping in Dh5 billion to deliver social, economic and infrastructure projects across a number of key destinations in the emirate.

Multiple Abu Dhabi government entities have partnered with Aldar Properties and contractors will be appointed immediately to commence works on Saadiyat Island, Yas Island and in Al Falah.

The Abu Dhabi Government has appointed Aldar to complete the remaining infrastructure and public realm works on Saadiyat Island worth Dh2 billion. The project will facilitate further integration of Saadiyat Island into the broader Abu Dhabi metropolitan area with the construction of roads and utilities. This will ensure Saadiyat Island is equipped with the best infrastructure attracting further investments to one of the most sought-after destinations in Abu Dhabi. Existing cultural and educational landmarks on the island include Louvre Abu Dhabi, New York University Abu Dhabi, Cranleigh Abu Dhabi, a number of beach resorts and several residential communities.

Aldar has also been appointed by the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority to develop the expansion of Al Falah, a master-planned community developed for UAE nationals. The project will add an additional 899 villas to the existing stock of 4,898 with a total development value of Dh2 billion, said Wam.

Twofour54 awarded Aldar aDh1 billion contract to develop their new campus located on Yas Island. This new development will bring a working population of 10,000 to the island through its state-of-the-art facilities, and will play a key role in encouraging further investment into the UAE capital’s thriving media and entertainment industry. The new campus to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi’s leading entertainment, leisure and residential destination, will further enhance twofour54’s position as the gateway for media companies to a large diverse audience demanding quality content in all formats.

Aldar will appoint contractors for all three projects immediately to ensure that works commence with phased completions starting as early as 2021.

In September 2018, the Abu Dhabi Government outlined details of its accelerator programme Ghadan 21, a three-year programme driving economic development, innovation, ease of doing business and livability in the UAE capital. One of the key tenets of the programme is to develop infrastructure, including transportation, communication and urban development.