Abu Dhabi’s 10 billion dirham project on Jubail Island will house thousands of residents
More than half of the development on Jubail Island, nestled in the Abu Dhabi Mangrove Protected Reserve, will not be affected by the ongoing development, the developer said.
Jubail Island Investment Company’s 10 billion dirham development is the latest addition to Abu Dhabi’s real estate landscape located between Saadiyat Island and Yas Island.
Jubail Island will have six residential village estates covering over 400 hectares and is expected to accommodate 10,000 residents within four years.
“More than 60 to 65 percent of Jubail Island will be left as a nature reserve with mangroves, water bodies and salt marshes,” said Mahmoud Dandashly, Commercial Director of JIIC. The National.
“The island of Jubail covers an area of 45 million square meters. Of this total, only 15 million square meters are used for real estate development.”
Ain Al Maha Village, a waterfront neighborhood of 240 villas, was announced earlier this year. Built along a water channel, overlooking the sea and the mangroves, the project is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2025.
Mr Dandashly said the design was planned to ensure it does not become a heavy construction project.
“As you can see, with the low density construction, it’s already a sustainable project with lots of open spaces,” he said. “So you feel surrounded by nature and not surrounded by houses.”
More than one million square meters of land are dedicated to parks and green and open spaces, he said.
The residential villages will also have many amenities such as playgrounds, sports fields, cycling and jogging paths, supermarkets and other retail and office space, medical facilities and restaurants.
“We will have a Jubail Club on the beach with F&B outlets in addition to a marina and a yacht club,” Mr Dandashly said.
Located in a biodiversity hotspot, the project is also home to the Jubail Mangrove Park, the first self-contained nature and recreation destination in the capital of the United Arab Emirates.
The reserve is one of the most important ecological assets in the UAE protected by the Environment Agency Abu Dhabi (EAD) and constitutes approximately 75% of the total area of the Emirates’ mangrove forest.
Mr Dandashly said the developers have already planted a total of 430,000 mangrove trees as part of their efforts to conserve the ecological reserve.
“In the coming years, the goal is to increase this to 1 million new mangroves,” he said.
Mangroves growing in the water are rich in biodiversity and protect against tidal waves, purify the surrounding water and remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
First delivery by September 2023
Construction is in full swing and Mr Dandashly said the first villas will be ready for delivery by September 2023.
“The whole of Jubail will have around 650 villas, 200 townhouses and around 260 apartments,” he said.
He said Abu Dhabi, with its reputation as a safe and sought-after destination, has a strong demand for well-designed premium products that offer privacy, space and luxury.
“Jubail will in a way redefine luxury but with an element of well-being – both physical and spiritual,” he said.
The project also hosts a 10-day “Art of Living” event showcasing installations and artworks by over 35 international designers and artists incorporated into the design concepts of the show villas.
Open October 14-23, guests can experience an opportunity to witness the indoor and outdoor scenery and sustainable lifestyle the property offers.
Updated: October 14, 2022, 7:52 a.m.