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Developer embarks on huge Abu Dhabi affordable housing project

Source:  opp.org.uk

Abu Dhabi-based developer Aldar started work on the first phase of its new Al Falah residential housing project this week.

Al Raha Beach“Approximately 20% of the 4,857 villas are scheduled to be delivered to the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council in the first quarter of 2012, with the remainder to be delivered by the end of the year,” the company has told OPP.

Al Falah is a 12.5 million sqm housing scheme located to the east of the Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Abu Dhabi-Dubai Highway. It has been designed to provide full community facilities and extensive housing opportunities for UAE National citizens.

“The Al Falah community forms part of The Emirati Family Housing Program,” says Aldar, “a wider government initiative launched by the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council to create more social housing for the local population.”

Al Falah consists of five ‘villages’ and a range of community amenities. Each of the five villages is arranged around it’s a neighbourhood centre which contains a mosque, a landscaped market square and shops.

Every centre is strategically placed within a 10-minute walk of all villas. The company is building 3, 4 and 5 bedroom units. A proper town centre is also being planned to include apartments, a shopping mall and commercial office space. A hospital and several clinics are also being designed along with 15 new schools spread throughout the community.

Talal al Dhiyebi, Aldar’s Director of Planning & Infrastructure, told OPP “we are pleased to play our role in delivering homes and new community for 60,000 people. With almost 5,000 new homes planned, Al Falah Project will be effectively creating a new town in Abu Dhabi.”.

The Al Falah project is part of UPC’s Emirati Housing Program that includes developing more than 13,000 homes for locals in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the Western Region. The new communities will enjoy a complete set of infrastructure and social and civic facilities developed as per world-class quality standards.

Aldar’s property portfolio includes major developments and re-developments within Abu Dhabi including Yas Island, Al Raha Beach, Central Market, Al Falah, and Noor Al Ain. The company owns a large land-bank in strategic locations throughout the Emirates.

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