Infrastructure boost for Abu Dhabi housing community

15/06/2010 - Northern Emirates Property & Investment News
Infrastructure boost for Abu Dhabi housing community

Posted by Neil King

Al Falah, one of the UAE National Housing Communities in Abu Dhabi, is to receive new infrastructure facilities under contracts issued by the developer, Aldar Properties.

Upon completion, the development will provide 5,000 homes for UAE families across five villages, each with approximately 970 villas plus three schools, mosques, and neighbourhood retail, health and leisure facilities.

Located to the east of Abu Dhabi International Airport and the Abu Dhabi-Dubai highway, Al Falah has been designed to be a practical and sustainable community within a development area of approximately 12 million square metres.

The infrastructure contracts cover over 178 kilometres of roads, 198.5 kilometres of water networks, 149.5km of sewer networks, a medium and low voltage power network and up to 100km of fibre optic communication cable.

Talal Al Dhiyebi, director of planning and infrastructure at Aldar, said: "This is a further step forward in our mission to build sustainable communities to cater to the growth needs of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and in particular, increase housing availability for UAE families."