Abu Dhabi UPC plans 410 villas for UAE nationals
The Mirfa Beach master plan, which includes 410 Emirati villas and all of the infrastructure and community facilities, will be constructed by Musanada
Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) has planned more than 400 villas for UAE nationals in a beachfront community development in Al Gharbia, the western region of Abu Dhabi.
The residential neighbourhood in Mirfa Beach, which lies on a stretch of coastline 160 km west of Abu Dhabi, will be a complete sustainable community offering a wide range of amenities including parks, shops, mosques and a public corniche.
The council was responsible for master planning the project in line with the key principles of Plan Al Gharbia 2030, the strategic framework plan that outlines the physical development of the approximately 35,000 sqkm region.
The Mirfa Beach master plan, which includes 410 Emirati villas and all of the infrastructure and community facilities, will be constructed by Musanada, who are the official project developer for the community, working in coordination with the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority (ADHA).
The master plan has been handed over by the UPC to Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) for detailed master planning, building design and construction.
The design of the 30 metre by 36 metre plots for the villas, along with the detailed design for all other community facilities within the development, is in progress and construction is due to begin in the first half of 2017.
Community facilities will include mosques, a range of recreational parks and public spaces and five retail plots which will offer shops, cafes and restaurants, with two of these planned to be located by the beachfront.
The facilities will be linked by a high-quality public realm that incorporates a network of pedestrian-friendly paths and streets, along with integrated transportation options.
“Mirfa Beach is a significant project for both Al Gharbia, the UPC and its partners for implementation,” said Abdulla Al Sahi, acting executive director, planning and infrastructure sector, UPC. “The concept of a self-sufficient community is in line with the UPC’s complete sustainable communities initiative, which aims to develop high-quality communities across the Emirate."
One of the highlights of Mirfa will be a family beach area and public corniche. Featuring parks and community facilities including a public beach club, this facility will provide easy access to the sea for residents and visitors.
The UPC’s Estidama Pearl Rating System will also be followed to ensure that the villas, buildings and the community itself meet the Emirate’s mandatory sustainability requirements. As an Abu Dhabi Government project, all components of the project will be required to achieve a 2 Pearl Estidama Rating.
Mirfa is one of seven settlements of Al Gharbia included within Plan Al Gharbia 2030, joining Madinat Zayed, Liwa, Delma, Ghayathi, Sila’a and Ruwais. With multiple projects under construction across the region, including the Etihad Rail line, Al Gharbia is fast becoming a hub for a diverse number of sectors, including tourism, oil and gas and freight transportation.