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Al Reem Island Divisions

Pearl of the Emirates

This is the name of Tamouh Investments' 60% of Al Reem Island, whose first phase is estimated at AED 2 billion (US$545 million) which includes 15 towers and a 5-star hotel.

Al Shams Abu Dhabi (The Sun of Abu Dhabi) - This massive residential development by Sorouh covers 14.2 million square feet (1.32 million square meters) and is due to be completed by 2011.

Najmat Abu Dhabi (The Star of Abu Dhabi) - This is a phenomenal AED 30 billion (US$8 billion) urban waterside community development by Al Reem Investments. It covers 20 million square feet (1.86 million square meters) and is expected to accommodate 80 thousand people when completed in 2012.

Pearl of the Emirates Developments

Addax Port

This AED 6.5 billion development is part of the Pearl of the Emirates development. It has 5 attractive high-rise towers, viz. Office Tower, Park Tower, Marina Tower, Executive Tower, and Light Tower.

Four of these are residential and one will be commercial. This will be complete in 2008.

City of Lights

The City of Lights development, which Tamouh are building on Al Reem Island, as part of "The Pearl of the Emirates", is a breathtaking community set amidst a verdant, waterfront oasis overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

Covering 101 acres of land, the area will include commercial and residential properties, including hotels, offices, retail space and residential accommodation.

With stylish architecture designed to make a statement of exclusivity and the high life, the community will leave an indelible print in the minds of those who visit.

All the towers will be built along a waterfront promenade and be interlinked by lush, landscaped plazas with signature clusters of date palms.

World-class shopping and dining establishments will line the waterfront, which will offer an array of water-based activities and sports.

Large, canopy trees and arbors of colourful, scented bougainvillea will add the ambience and romance of a Mediterranean resort, giving the area an air of relaxation, as residents and visitors explore the paradise that is the City of Lights.

In May 2008, leading Abu Dhabi company, Hydra Properties, unveiled two new projects at the City of Lights. They are called Hydra Avenue Towers and Hydra 55 Towers.

Dr. Sulaiman Al Fahim, chief executive of Hydra Properties, said at the time: "We, at Hydra Properties, are engaged in the relentless pursuit of excellence while serving the needs of the UAE, and those who are driven by the urge to meet fresh challenges head on. Our new projects - Hydra Avenue Towers and Hydra 55 Towers - reflect our commitment to serve the UAE and stand as proof for our determination to play a meaningful role in the development of the nation."

The Hydra Avenue Towers Project comprises six towers, rising up to 29 storeys.

These skyscrapers are classified into a group of three each and will stand as a brotherhood of buildings at the City of Lights.

Hydra Avenue Towers are designed to triumph over a podium that stretches over five floors. The developers have also planned retail towers at the Hydra Avenue Towers.

The work has already gathered momentum and the Hydra Avenue Towers Project is expected to be completed by January 2011.

Hydra Properties is a privately owned company, established in 2006 in Abu Dhabi by Dr Sulaiman Al-Fahim, who was in the limelight globally in September 2008, when he represented Abu Dhabi United Group for the purchase of Manchester City Football Club.

Hydra Properties has expanded rapidly in the UAE with several mega projects in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

It has also grown globally into Mexico, where it has developed Hydra Waves, one of the finest luxury projects in North America.

Marina Square

Tamouh Investments development at Marina Square, is the first phase of the iconic, multi-billion dollar project on Al Reem Island, and is due for completion by 2009.

A mixed development consisting of residential and commercial components, Marina Square will cover a total of 50 acres and built-up space of more than 827,000 square meters.

About 10,000 people will call Marina Square home, residing in one of the 17 towers and 2,880 residential and commercial units.

Ample parking, strong infrastructure and excellent community facilities will ensure that Marina Square residents have every comfort at their doorstep.

A sports centre will feature tennis courts, indoor football and basketball courts.

Mosques, parks, swimming pools, day care centres and medical clinics will make the community self-sufficient.

Buyers and lessees will have a choice of 1, 2, 3, or 4 bedroom flats that offer spectacular views of the beautiful circular marina.

Those who prefer villas will not be disappointed – Marina Square will offer seven exclusive, six-bedroom villas, all with unique marina views, a private jacuzzi and swimming pool.

All units will be HD-ready and be provided with a smart home function whereby residents will be able to control their air-conditioning, lights and curtains through one-touch panels or remotely through a mobile phone, internet or PDA.

A two-level shopping arcade, a Cineplex and the superb circular marina for yacht-owners, catering to boats up to 60 metres in length, will make Marina Square an enviable address. As the very first development to be launched from amongst Al Reem Island's ambitious stable, Marina Square aims to set the benchmark for quality, service, luxury and lifestyle.

Al Shams Abu Dhabi development

Shams Abu Dhabi, which can be translated into English as 'The Sun of Abu Dhabi' or 'Abu Dhabi's Sun', is one of the three project developments being built on Al Reem Island.

It is the major project of Sorouh Real Estate,one of the leading companies in Abu Dhabi.

Al Shams Abu Dhabi really is phenomenal!!

The estimated AED 25 billion (US$ 6.9 billion) mega-project will take up approximately 25% of the island, occupying 14.2 million square feet (1.32 million square meters) and is proposed to house around 100,000 residents eventually.

Shams Abu Dhabi will comprise 90% residential developments, whilst the remaining 10% will be used for commercial and recreational areas. It will contain around 100 skyscrapers, 22 thousand residential units, and a million square metre (10.8 million square foot) park.

The entrance of the development will be marked by The Gate District, an 8-building development, while other developments in the project include the 83-storey The Sky Tower, the 5 million square foot Abu Dhabi Towers, and The upper Village.

The first phase of Shams Abu Dhabi's development will be completed by 2009 and Damac Properties will be developing the 34-floor Oceanscape.

The overall completion date is 2011.

Najmat Abu Dhabi

Najmat Abu Dhabi, which can be translated into English as 'Star of Abu Dhabi' or 'Abu Dhabi's Star', is one of the three mega-project developments being built on Al Reem Island.

It is being built by Reem Developers, which is a fully-owned subsidiary of Reem Investments, an Abu Dhabi based Private Joint Stock Company [PJSC].

The estimated AED 30 billion (US$8 billion or £4 billion Sterling) project will occupy approximately 20% of the island, occupying 20 million square feet (1.86 million square metres) and is to house around 80 thousand residents. So Najmat Abu Dhabi alone will have the population of a large town on completion.

Najmat Abu Dhabi will be an extremely high quality, stylishly-designed urban waterside community development project that will be located to the south-east of the entrance to Al Reem Island, facing Abu Dhabi City across a 300 metre wide channel.

The buildings will have a mixture of traditional Arabian and contemporary architecture, that will be accompanied by schools, health facilities, public parks and modern public transport systems.

Najmat Abu Dhabi will have 55% of its land dedicated to open spaces, public parks, children's playgrounds and shaded walkways.

Najmat Abu Dhabi will also have no fewer than three superb yacht marinas.

They are:- Bay Centre Marina with a diameter of 250 metres; Residential Marina, with a diameter of 200 metres and Resort Marina, with a diameter of 180 metres.

The marinas are linked by a canal that travels through the development from north-west to south-east.

The Bay Centre Marina, which is the largest of the three, will be the business, entertainment and retail centre of the development with two 80-storey buildings at its heart.

The expected completion date of the whole Najmat Abu Dhabi development is 2012.

Al Reem Island is undergoing an amazing transformation. It will look fantastic on completion in a few years time.

The quality of the superb futuristic architecture, combined with classical Arabic design and an ambience reminiscent of the best of the Mediterranean, will make Al Reem Island one of the most sought-after residential and vacational locations in the world before too long.