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Aldar reaches pearl standard

Real estate developer receives Estidama approval

Aldar has become the first developer to receive the Estidama Pearl Design Rating approval from the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council (UPC).

The property developer met the Estidama criteria with Yas Island Water Park an entertainment complex in downtown Abu Dhabi; Yas Mall, a retail centre; and Al Bateen Park mixed use development, which were all in line with Abu Dhabi’s 2030 vision to create a cohesive, contemporary and sustainable urban city.

Abu Dhabi Yas Mall has received a two pearl Estidama rating while Al Bateen and Yas Water Park were awarded a one pearl Estidama Rating for their design.

“We are proud of this recognition. It shows how important design is to creating the right environment that works for the long term ambitions of Vision 2030,” commented Sami Asad, chief executive Aldar Properties.

“Under UPC guidance and support, Aldar is progressing the principles and imperatives for sustainable development and we look forward to pursuing the same direction for all of our upcoming projects,” Asad added.

The Estidama Pearl Ratings System originally established by the UPC in 2009 assesses the sustainability performance of buildings, communities and villas.

“Creating developments in a sustainable way is fundamental to Vision 2030. Day after day, Estidama is gaining strong momentum with more developers committing to its interdisciplinary approach and sustainability guidelines,” said HE Falah Mohamed Al Ahbabi, general manager of Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council.

“I would like to congratulate Aldar for demonstrating such a commitment to sustainable development that asserts its strategic position as an active proponent of our initiative and a true partner in progress,” Al Ahbabi added.

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