Jubail Island, a five billion dirham development in Abu Dhabi, will be designed by an international consortium of architects and planners, including Arquitectonica from the US, Ramon Esteve from Spain and Broadway Malyan from the UAE.
The island project will include six "investment zone villages" -- Marafaa Al Jubail, Nad Al Dhabi, Seef Al Jubail, Ain Al Maha, Souk Al Jubail and Bed'a Al Jubail -- which will be surrounded by mangrove forests and linked together via a 13km waterfront.
In addition to a variety of villa typologies, the island will contain a town centre which will feature apartments, an office park, office villas and a hotel. Facilities will include food and beverage outlets, a beach club, business centre, sports centre, schools, supermarkets, nurseries, a community club, clinics and other commercial establishments.
The development will also have parks, hiking paths, kayaking stations and cycling routes.
Jubail Island Investment Company (JIIC) has also recently announced the appointment of Gulf Contractors Company (GCC) to start enabling works for the project, which are scheduled for completion in January 2020.
Mounir Haidar, managing director of JIIC, said, “Jubail Island will offer investors well-priced and sizable plots in a low-density community surrounded by spectacular natural elements, such as beautiful waterfronts, beaches, mangroves and neighbourhood parks. A five hectare heritage site, where pottery and other relics of early civilisation that have been discovered on the site will be on display, is set to be another key attraction.”
Jubail Island will see the planting of new mangrove forests. It will also add over 10km of canals and other new marine habitat that intend to be home to migratory birds, fish, sea turtles and gazelles.