1.29mn sqm project will accommodate more than 12,000 people, Department of Municipalities and Transport says
Abu Dhabi has announced plans to develop a major residential project on the coast of the Al Dhafra region, with an investment of $735 million.
According to a statement from the Department of Municipalities and Transport, the Jabal Al Dhanna housing development, which will come up over an area of 1.29 million square metres, will feature more than 1,449 apartments, two schools, eight mosques, a main centre and a medical clinic. In addition, there will be more than 700 villas and townhouses in the first phase. Once complete the project will accommodate 12,000 people.
According to the statement, Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Ruler’s Representative in the Al Dhafra Region, was briefed about the masterplan and progress of the project by Jassim Mohammed Al Zaabi, chairman of the Department of Finance and DMT chairman Falah Mohammad Al Ahbabi at a meeting on February 12 at Al Nakheel Palace in Abu Dhabi.
During the meeting Sheikh Hamdan highlighted the importance of the long-term planning of development and strategic projects, which will help the development of the new residential neighbourhood and meet the needs of its residents, as well as provide services to the community and preserve the stability, growth and prosperity of the citizens and residents of Al Dhafra.
He also praised the role played by both the department and Modon Properties in advancing the tourism, housing and planning sectors in Abu Dhabi, as well as in ensuring sustainable development, an effective infrastructure, community planning and quality of life.