Saadiyat Island is a natural island with an area of 10 sq. mi, located 10 minutes from the center of Abu Dhabi and 20 minutes from Abu Dhabi International Airport. The island is divided into 7 districts: Cultural District, Saadiyat Marina, Saadiyat Reserve, Saadiyat Beach, Saadiyat Promenade, Saadiyat Retreat and Saadiyat Lagoons. Considering the convenient location, a large number of residential, commercial and entertainment projects are planned on the island. Saadiyat Island is expected to become a popular destination in Abu Dhabi, profitable for living and investment.
The promising project is being developed by Tourism Development & Investment Company (TDIC), while the plan for Saadiyat Island has been developed by the international landscape architecture firm EDAW and continues under an American multinational engineering firm AECOM’s management. According to the master plan, the island will have 29 hotels, developed infrastructure, including residential buildings for 150,000 people, marinas, golf courses, parks, as well as various shopping centers and attractions.
Transport communication has been established through the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan highway, passing through the residential areas of the city. You can get to Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi via the Sheikh Khalifa Bridge consisting of 10 traffic lanes, which is 4,773 feet long, which connects the island to the mainland.
In the first quarter of 2021, Abu Dhabi reached a record USD 3,1 billion in real estate transactions. Saadiyat Island is the second most popular area in the real estate market of Abu Dhabi, which will be home to approximately 145,000 residents. The investor, depending on the type of real estate, receives an income of 5.1-7.2%. For example, buying an apartment, you can get up to 7.2%, and the return on investment for villas is 5.1%. The starting price for a one-bedroom apartment is USD 508,000, while the price list for villas starts at USD 2,000,000. The most popular communities for buying and renting are Saadiyat Beach, Park View, Hidd Al Saadiyat, Soho Square and Cultural Quarter. Projects currently under construction: Nudra, Saadiyat Reserve, Saadiyat Grove, Jawaher Saadiyat and Saadiyat Lagoons.
Bloom Park View is a contemporary development that will include 207 residential units and 217 hotel apartments, including studios and one to three-bedroom apartments with all amenities. Advantageous location near New York University, Louvre, Sheikh Zayed Museum provides more opportunities for residents. The price for a studio starts at USD 265,000. The area of the property ranges from 526 to 1736 sq. ft.
Soho Square Apartments is a stunning 302 residences project that includes residential units such as studio, one to three apartments, townhouses and penthouses, located in the heart of Saadiyat, which is part of Abu Dhabi. The project offers various layouts of properties ranging from 474 to 4834 sq. ft. The price for the studio starts at USD188,000. In turn, the starting price for a one-bedroom apartment with an area of 836 sq. ft is USD 321,000.
Mamsha Al Saadiyat is a luxury beachfront development of 461 residential units such as 1 to 4-bedroom apartments, 2 and 3-bedroom townhouses, 5-bedroom penthouses. The area of the apartments ranges from 1,744 sq. ft up to 5,737 sq. ft. One-bedroom apartment starts at USD 663,000. Starting price for townhouses with an area of 2,368 sq. ft from USD 826,072. The cost of penthouses with an area of 16,339 sq. ft from USD 5,971,290.
Jawaher Saadiyat is an exclusive community of 83 villas and townhouses located in one of the most prestigious regions of Abu Dhabi – Saadiyat Beach. The project offers real estate with different layouts, area and number of rooms (4-6 bedrooms), as well as various amenities located on the territory. Starting price 4-bedroom townhouse with an area of 4,994 sq. ft is USD 2,314,000.
Imkan Nurda is a unique community of 32 villas and 5 residential plots. Various real estate options are available for purchase. A choice of 2 types of forks such as “Dunes” with an area of 9,170 sq. ft with a starting price of USD 2,454,000 and The Beach from 13,573 sq. ft from USD 3,810,000. All properties have a maid’s room, private pool, parking and on-site amenities.
Saadiyat Island has many cultural and commercial attractions such as museums, shopping malls, luxury hotels (such as Rixos Premium Saadiyat Island, Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Rotana Resort). There are a large number of restaurants serving Italian, Middle Eastern and modern cuisine, such as Abd El Wahab, Aja Asian and Teppenyaki, 55 & 5th The Grill, Oléa Mediterranean Restaurant etc.
It is planned to open 8 museums, one of them is already open for visits. In the Saadiyat Cultural District is located the first universal museum in Arabia called Louvre Abu Dhabi. The Louvre Abu Dhabi is a new cultural beacon that brings together the cultures of the AEO and France, featuring works of historical, cultural and sociological significance. The area is 260,000 sq. ft and the galleries cover 86,000 sq. ft. The cost of a standard ticket is USD18 and children under 13 are free.
Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is the region’s first oceanfront 18-hole golf course designed by Gary Player. The total length of the field starts at 15,870 ft and can go up to 23,352 ft. The ticket price ranges from USD 95 to USD 102, depending on the day of the week, and children from 0-6 years old are free.
The center of art, cultural activities and social events, Manarat Al-Saadiyat (place of enlightenment) is located in the Saadiyat Cultural District. MAS is a community platform where visitors become part of a cultural experience that includes a community program such as local and global exhibitions, workshops, art fairs, special events, panel discussions and educational initiatives.
Next to the MAS is the UAE Pavilion, designed by British architect Norman Foster. It is the most iconic building in the city, reminiscent of the sand dunes in the desert. It was presented at the 2010 Shanghai World’s Fair and then transported back to Abu Dhabi and rebuilt on Saadiyat Island.
Not far from Saadiyat Island, on neighboring Yas Island, there is the world’s largest theme park, Ferrari World, with an area of 925,696 ft². The park is home to the world’s fastest attraction Formula Rossa, with a top speed of 149 mph and acceleration to it in just 4,9 seconds. An adult ticket costs USD 62 and a child ticket costs USD 45.
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