Abu Dhabi Approves Shams Marina, 5-Star Hotel Projects
In total the authority approved 24 development projects for Q-4
Abu Dhabi’s Urban Planning Council (UPC) has approved a number of project including the Shams Marina on Al Reem Island and a new 5-Star hotel on Saadiyat Island.
In total the authority approved 24 development projects for the 4th Quarter, an increase of 18% over Q-3, according to state news agency WAM.
Among the more notable was Al Dar Real Estate Company’s multi-purpose Shams Marina residential project.
Si completed the detailed design of the project, which comprises two branded residences, a serviced apartment tower, and a hotel, in January.
The 100,000-sqm plan includes beach side retail, food and beverage options and a beach club.
Another project mentioned was the Rexus 5-Star hotel to be developed by the Tourism Development and Investment Company.
It was unclear whether this was a new unannounced project or referred to the Rixos Hotel under development on the island. A $3.8-M 2-year contract to provide design and construction supervision for the property was awarded to Hill International in April last year.
The UPC also approved a general plan of the Al Sad residential project in Al Ain proposed by Abu Dhabi General Services (Musanada).
Abu Dhabi’s Executive Council also approved infrastructure projects worth Dhs241-M in January including a Dhs55-M project to increase the capacity of the electricity grid in Al Ain and its suburbs.
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