January 06, 2023, Arabian Business
Sales of a sustainable community in Abu Dhabi’s Yas island go on sale at the end of this month.
Expected to complete by 2025 the development will have a green spine that runs the length of the community, featuring parks, lakes, and biodomes where vegetables will be grown and distributed throughout the community.
When completed Sustainable City – Yas Island will have communal facilities, including an equestrian centre with stables, a track and two arenas, a gym, multiple swimming pools, cycling and jogging tracks, football, basketball and padel courts.
Sustainable development in Abu Dhabi
It will also feature retail and dining outlets, a nursery, a centre for autism, and a green and sustainable mosque.
Aldar Properties in partnership with Diamond Developers are teaming up for the project.
The family friendly development, which builds on the strengths of The Sustainable City – Dubai, is a walkable community in the surrounds of open green spaces, walkways, and community farming plots.
The low-emissions community will have a network of communal battery-charged buggies and bicycles available, so residents and visitors can move around while their cars remain parked on the outer edge of the development.
The community’s design philosophy has a focus on increasing walkability and accessibility at all levels.
Available for buyers of all nationalities, The Sustainable City – Yas Island in Abu Dhabi will feature condominiums and townhouses located in 10 intimate clusters.
In the first phase of the project, 272 condominiums and 240 townhouses will be released for public sale on January 19.
Jonathan Emery, CEO at Aldar Development said, “The Sustainable City – Yas Island is a landmark project for Aldar.
“This new community is a hugely powerful response to the strong demand we see for a more sustainable way of living, with the emergence of a more environmentally conscious customer group who seek a natural lifestyle experience that focuses on low carbon emissions, energy conservation, and the fundamental principles of a circular economy.”
The Sustainable City – Yas Island is a fully sustainable community that will be guided by three sustainability pillars – social, environmental, and economic.
As one of the few Estidama 3-pearl communities in Abu Dhabi, the development will be powered by clean renewable energy, including solar panels embedded on all parking structures, enabling residents to save up to 50 percent on energy bills.
Additionally, high-efficiency water systems, sustainability tech, community design principles, and recycling facilities within the community will help to reduce carbon emissions, water consumption, energy usage, and waste.
Salah Habib, CEO at Diamond Developers said, “The community will embrace the latest innovations in sustainable technology, placing the community in Abu Dhabi at the forefront of the battle against climate change. We are proud to bring this ground-breaking community to life alongside Aldar.”
Construction of the project will commence in Q2 2023, with first handovers expected in Q4 2025.