Abu Dhabi UPC announces new Al Ain project
The new development will increase the existing population of 2,200 residents by approximately 3,130 residents following completion
The master plan for a new residential community with 306 new plots for UAE nationals in Al Ain has been completed, the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC) announced.
The Al Saad development is located between two existing residential neighbourhoods of Ramlat Al Saad, forming one complete sustainable community, offering a wide range of amenities including parks, schools, shops, mosques, a clinic and a community centre.
The new development will increase the existing population of 2,200 residents by approximately 3,130 residents following completion.
The Al Saad Master Plan has been developed by the UPC in consultation with the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority (ADHA) and Al Ain City Municipality. The project is in line with the key principles of Plan Al Ain 2030, the strategic framework plan that outlines the physical development of the approximately 13,100 sqkm region.
Through extensive research and consultation with stakeholders, the master plan has been devised to ensure the development of a complete community that is safe, walkable, attractive and sustainable. Community facilities will include two schools, three retail outlets, a clinic, a number of mosques, a community centre and 14 parks interspersed throughout the community.
“The Al Saad Master Plan is a significant project for Al Ain, the UPC and its partners,” said Abdulla Al Sahi, executive director, corporate services sector and acting executive director, planning and infrastructure sector, UPC. “The provision of high-quality housing for UAE Nationals is a priority for Leadership. Creating communities strengthens our social ties and helps to preserve our culture and traditions. As a result, housing is a core component of Vision 2030 and, therefore, is central to the plans we create at the UPC.
Al Sahi added: “When planning, we are very careful to study the existing landscape of the individual area to try and ensure that any environmental and ecological assets are preserved and protected. We have incorporated the sand dune systems into the design of Al Saad to enable the community to feel connected to the local environment and enjoy the scenic views created.”
Al Saad is one of 17 settlements in Al Ain that are included within Plan Al Ain 2030, joining Al Salamat and Al Yahar as dominant Emirati housing areas in the western sub-region.