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Abu Dhabi’s Latest Megaproject Will Be Your New Favorite Island Getaway Destination

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The Emirate of Abu Dhabi is surrounded by a number of islands with Yas and Saadiyat islands being the more popular destinations. Now you can add Jubail island to the list as Abu Dhabi’s Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) announced its plans on transforming the underdeveloped location to a residential sanctuary in the next three years.

Set in between Yas and Saadiyat islands, Jubail will be home to 5,000 to 6,000 residents living across six “villages” named Marafaa Al Jubail, Nad Al Dhabi, Seef Al Jubail, Ain Al Maha, Souk Al Jubail, and Bed’a Al Jubail. The cost of the megaproject? USD 1.36 billion (Dh 5 billion)

The island’s development will take place across 400 hectares and is said to feature housing plots ranging from 1,500 to 5,000sqm, two schools, a beach club, sports centers, and six mosques.

While announcing the project at a press conference Mounir Haidar, Managing Director of JIIC said, “Jubail Island will cater to families, wellness, wildlife and nature enthusiasts, including water sports activities as well as offering a unique quality of life for homeowners and visitors alike”.”With its wide variety of residential, retail, hospitality, entertainment, and education offerings, the project is poised to become an important contributor to the Abu Dhabi real estate market in line with the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.” he added.

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